Thursday, April 19, 2012

Justin Lofton, pit crew & sponsor brighten the morning of Fort Riley 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry soldiers

Justin Lofton talking with 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry soldiers.
Justin Lofton, driver of the No. 6 College Complete Chevrolet, along with his pit crew and sponsor made a two-hour drive to Fort Riley, KS in order to brighten the morning of some Army soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Lofton began his visits to Fort Riley in 2010 and has been returning every year thereafter. Due to this continuous interaction, he was able to build some friendships with a number of soldiers and kept in touch with them via social media – Facebook and Twitter – when many of them were deployed last year.

No. 6 College Complete crew chief Dan Bormann & Pit Crew

The 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division soldiers were able to interact with Lofton, his pit crew and sponsor along with getting the opportunity to look inside the No. 6 truck and hauler. There was an American flag presented to Lofton flown in from Kirkuk, Iraq and appreciation certificates were given to the pit crew and sponsor.

In an interview with on April 17, Lofton had the following to say about his scheduled trip to Fort Riley: “I am beyond anxious for this week’s visit to Fort Riley. I always enjoy going there and meeting with the soldiers. To have the opportunity to spend time with them and thank them for their service is immeasurable.”

1st Brigade, 1st Infantry soldiers checking out the No. 6 Chevy

The NASCAR Camping World Truck series race (SFP 250) is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET at Kansas Speedway.

Photo Credit: Unique Hiram/Skirts & Scuffs

Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry" which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.