Jonathan Findley made a pit stop at Fort Bragg, Friday.
The 18-year old development driver for the NASCAR Monster Energy BK Racing team stopped by the Airborne Post Exchange to meet and greet Soldiers and their Family members.
He autographed T-shirts, hats, posters, and other gear, as the Army and Air Force Exchange leaders distributed tickets ahead of race day at Southern National Motorsports Park, Saturday, in Lucama, North Carolina. (The race was won by Andrew Grady).
Findley said it was important to come to Fort Bragg.
“To show extra support to our troops — (show) that they really do mean a lot of us,” he said. “They have to sacrifice their lives over there for all of us to be over here and be free and safe.”
Amanda Sellers and her son Gabriel, 11 months, both Fort Bragg Family members, stopped by to meet Findley.
Robert Smith, an Army veteran who was previously assigned to the 118th Military Police Company, stopped by along with his children; Abe, 8, and Izabel, 3, to meet Findley.
“I like NASCAR and keep up with it,” Smith said.
Mark Doyle, founder of Rags of Honor, a veteran support company, formed a partnership with Findley about three months ago, he said.
“He is a young man who wants to show his support to the veteran community,” said Doyle.
Some services that AAFES offers are barbershop, dining and shopping. For more information, visit https://www.shopmyexchange.com/exchange-stores/United%20States/NC/Ft%20Bragg/Ft-Bragg-Pope-AAF--1030137 or call 436-4888.