Local Fallen Soldier To Be Honored By Nascar Driver

Posted at: 03/28/2013 12:56 PM
Updated at: 03/28/2013 12:57 PM

(ABC 6 News) - A fallen soldier, from the Albert Lea area, is being remembered next month during a NASCAR race in Kansas City, Kansas. 

Corey Goodnature, from the town of Clark's Grove just north of Albert Lea, is being honored by race car driver Kurt Busch. Goodnature's name will be on Busch's #78 Furniture Row Racing Black Chevy during the April 21st Kansas City Sprint Cup Race.

Goodnature was killed in a helicopter crash near Asadabad, Afghanistan in June of 2005. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1988 and attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1991.

An organization called the Armed Forces Foundation is behind the effort to help remember Goodnature and confirms that his name will be on the car. Kurt Busch's girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is the President and Executive Director of the foundation. The AFF dedicates each race to someone from the military.

As we reported in October, Goodnature and the 18 other soldiers who were killed in the helicopter crash, are already being honored on one of the Navy's newest destroyers... the U.S.S. Michael Murphy. You can read that story here: http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/s2802919.shtml