Seven drivers who compete in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway visited the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of Nevada's pediatric clinic for children with bleeding disorders.

Drivers Billy Mitchell, Jeremiah Wagner, Beau Hutchinson, Jacob Bishop, Kyle Spade, Jovon Halen, John Thomson and Pit Boss spent the day signing autographs for the children and allowing them to climb into their cars to take pictures and experience what it's like to sit behind the wheel of a race car.

The Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of Nevada, founded in 1997, offers diagnosis and management for individuals of Nevada with inherited or acquired bleeding disorders including hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease and platelet disorders.

"Every year we have new families and being able to take a break from a doctor visit to sit in a race car is a wonderful thing for children who are very afraid," said Elizabeth White, Medical Administrative Assistant of the clinic.  "We treated more than 20 children and their families yesterday and many were new to the clinic.  The kids always enjoy the drivers and the cars."

For more information regarding bleeding disorders please contact the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of Nevada at (702) 358-2702 or visit www.htcnevada.org.