NASCAR Drivers Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kick Start the Holidays for Troops in the Middle East and Germany with USO Tour

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NASCAR's Logano and Stenhouse thank troops on USO tour

NASCAR drivers (front row center l-r) Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. pose for a photo with troops in Kuwait as part of their USO tour experience, Dec. 7, 2012.

.... I have so much respect for our troops; they do their jobs day in and day out without complaint and are always giving it their all. - Joey Logano

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano and two-time and reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. recently teamed up with the USO to deliver good times and holiday cheer to troops spending the holiday season overseas in the Middle East and Germany. Logano and Stenhouse extended America’s thanks to our men and women in uniform, and let them know their service, sacrifice and dedication are appreciated – not just during the holiday season but every day. After meeting troops serving in the Middle East and Germany, the NASCAR stars wrapped up their USO tour by visiting recovering warriors at the USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, also located in Germany.

  •     Logano and Stenhouse visited six installations and touched the lives of hundreds of service men and women serving overseas.
  •     As part of NASCAR’s commitment to lifting the sprits of troops and military families, the sanctioning body teamed up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington, DC to host healing heroes and their families at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion’s Week, Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, in Las Vegas.
  •     This was the second USO tour for Logano. Last year, along with 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, he visited hundreds of troops and military families stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  •     This was the first USO tour experience for Stenhouse.
  •     When getting into the holiday spirit this season, remember our deployed servicemen and women, wounded troops and military families. Visit and recognize a special occasion while directly benefiting troops and their families.

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Attributed to Joey Logano:
“We had the chance to meet some amazing men and women on our USO tour. I have so much respect for our troops; they do their jobs day in and day out without complaint and are always giving it their all. We are lucky to have these men and women serving and protecting our country, and I can’t thank them enough for all that they do.”

Attributed to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.:
“My first USO tour was an amazing experience. It was an honor to meet our troops and see them in action,” Stenhouse said. “The service and sacrifice of these men and women and their families are inspiring, and I have nothing but admiration and gratitude for what they do for our country.”


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About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

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