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America Supports You: Daytona USA Honors Troops

By Tim Hipps
Special to American Forces Press Service

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2006 – U.S. military servicemembers will receive free admission at Daytona USA throughout November to celebrate Armed Forces Month.

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Replica cars and trucks of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series cars, led by the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet driven by Tony Stewart, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series simulate racing on the 31-degree banking of Daytona International Speedway at Daytona USA. Throughout November, U.S. military servicemembers will be admitted free to NASCAR’s premier attraction in Daytona Beach, Fla., to celebrate Armed Forces Month and Daytona USA’s 10th anniversary. Courtesy photo

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All personnel with a military identification card are eligible for the promotion. Family members accompanying ID cardholders will be admitted for $10 to NASCAR’s premier attraction in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Daytona USA, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is a 60,000-square-foot interactive motorsports attraction located just outside the high-banked Turn 4 of Daytona International Speedway.

This month, Daytona USA features a “Salute to Soldiers Wall,” where guests can post photographs and messages of loved ones who are serving in the global war on terrorism. Daytona USA also has partnered with Volusia County elementary schools to encourage students to write letters to servicemen and women serving abroad.

Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Information, Tickets and Reservation offices have discounted military ticket packages available for SpeedWeeks 2007 at Daytona International Speedway.

(Tim Hipps is assigned to U.S. Army Family and MWR Command.)

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