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Associated Press, Published July 02 2010

ND Guard soldier featured on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race car

BISMARCK (AP) — The paint scheme on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car during Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway will feature eight soldiers, including a North Dakota National Guard member.

Earnhardt is sponsored by the National Guard. His "8 Soldiers, 8 missions" paint scheme includes Staff Sgt. Justin Lampert, with the North Dakota Guard's 818th Engineer Company.

The Crosby native tackled a gunman who had fired shots with a handgun at a Las Vegas casino in July 2007. He also served with valor in Iraq.

Lampert traveled to Florida and got to meet Earnhardt and the other soldiers.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.