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Driving VA Benefits and Services Home with NASCAR


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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and NASCAR race tracks across the country are once again joining forces for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season to Drive VA Benefits and Services Home for Veterans. VA is reaching out to where you live, work, and socialize to ensure you can access the benefits and services you have earned and deserve.

RIR race track

2016 NASCAR Outreach Events

VA will be at the following tracks this season with a Mobile Vet Center unit and a team of health and benefits experts who can answer your questions, share information, and help you access your VA benefits:

  • September 30–October 2: Dover International Speedway-VA will be back at the Monster Mile in Dover, DE for their fall race weekend.
  • November 11–13: Phoenix International Raceway-VA will be in Avondale, AZ for the can-am 500: the semi-final race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Come join us and learn how you can Drive Your VA Benefits and Services Home!

2016 Pole Qualifying Event at Richmond International Raceway

On September 9, 2016, VA and Richmond International Raceway (RIR) teamed up for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pole Qualifying. VA was also on site all race weekend with health and benefits experts, reaching out to Veterans and their families. During the course of the weekend, VA was able to assist nearly 700 Veterans and family members. Thank you to all those who came out. We are honored to serve you and to help you drive your VA benefits and services home with NASCAR and RIR.

VA health expert poses with Veteran in front of a Mobile Vet CenterA tight pack of cars race on the Richmond International Raceway at a qualifying event

NASCAR 2015

Last race season, VA was on site for 11 Sprint Cup Series race weekends and was able to reach out to over 5,300 Veterans, Service members and their families about their VA benefits. This “NASCAR Season of Service” was part of VA’s “Summer of Service” initiative to make VA more accessible to Veterans and their families directly in their communities. Check out the article on VA’s NASCAR in the Fall/Winter Issue of VA’s VAnguard magazine to read more about how VA is working to improve the Veteran experience through partnerships like NASCAR.

VA also teamed up with Richmond International Raceway (RIR) to promote greater access and awareness during the Department of Veterans Affairs Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on September 11, 2015. You can view the promotion video for the event below! VA and RIR are teaming up again for 2016, so be sure to check back for more information.