NASCAR Donates Tickets to Troops for March Races and Sends Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Daniel Suárez on USO Visit to Luke Air Force Base Feb. 28th

NASCAR and Phoenix International Raceway salute America’s armed forces and the USO with a donation of 600 tickets to two of the upcoming races this weekend as well as a special USO visit to Luke Air Force Base tomorrow, Feb. 28.

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Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

Twitter Pitch: #NASCAR donates 600 tickets to troops and sends @dnlsuarez and @StenhouseJr on @the_USO visit to Luke AFB!

What:    NASCAR/USO Visit to Arizona

Who:    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
                NASCAR rising star Daniel Suárez

When:    Thursday, February 28, 2013
                10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT – Mini USO Presser
                10:30 a.m. – USO Meet & Greet Begins
            Media interested in covering this event must confirm with the Luke Air Force Base
                Public Affairs Office on Wednesday, February 27 at (623) 856-6011.

Where:    Club Five-Six Parking Lot
                Luke Air Force Base, AZ

Why:    NASCAR and Phoenix International Raceway salute America’s armed forces and the
USO with a donation of 600 tickets to two of the upcoming races this weekend. The tickets, which were distributed to troops and their families by USO Arizona, are for Mexico’s NASCAR Toyota Series race (Friday, March 1) and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 200 Fueled by AmeriGas (Saturday, March 2).

Adding to the excitement, NASCAR will also send NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and NASCAR rising star Daniel Suárez on a USO visit to Luke Air Force Base tomorrow, Feb. 28. Both drivers will relay their thanks, talk racing and answer questions from military members and their families.

The USO first began working with NASCAR in 2011. Since then, they deployed a tour to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and another to Kuwait and Germany - lifting the spirits of more than 1,000 troops and military families. This visit marks the first USO tour for Suárez and the second for Stenhouse Jr., who traveled to Kuwait and Germany in December 2012 and visited with more than 655 military personnel.

Born and raised in Mississippi, Stenhouse Jr. is the two-time and reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion. Now in his rookie NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Stenhouse Jr. raced in the Daytona 500 this past Sunday.

Daniel Suárez was born in Mexico and made his official NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2011. Now a member of NASCAR’s “Next 9” initiative - a group of drivers identified by the industry as the next wave of young rising stars - he claimed his first NASCAR Toyota Series win on May 12, 2012, in Mexico City and has two K&N East top-five finishes to his credit.

Note:    The USO strives to deliver life-changing experiences, like this NASCAR/USO visit to Luke Air Base, and the donation of more than 600 tickets to troops and their families. You too can get in on the action by giving a gift to a service member or a military family year round at USO Wishbook. Visit usowishbook.org to learn ways to help show your support.

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America¹s 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 families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. 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, Jeep, 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 uso.org.

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