DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- New York Army National Guard Spc. Joseph Ruiz, from the Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment in New York City, receives a plaque of recognition for the 8 Soldiers, 8 Missions from NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., June 30, 2010. On July 3, Earnhardt’s No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet featured a special paint scheme in honor of the 8 Soldiers and 8 Missions in which they served. Photo by Sgt. Michael Baltz.