"We want to thank this person, hug them, show our appreciation," Pachman said of her father's rescuers. "They just don't realize, the life they saved, the man they saved is loved by so many."
The nurses, who spoke to KHQ off-camera, said their actions were just part of their jobs, the station reported.
Commenters on the news story praised the nurses, who one man identified as ICU nurses, and wished Stafford well.
"Glad you're doing better," wrote one woman who was at the race Sunday. "We saw you take off via Life Flight! Best wishes for your upcoming surgery!"