ROANOKE, Va. – With NASCAR comes speed, vision and durability of the drivers. But the same is true for those in the pits.
“I have to run out there fast and make sure I explode out and get back around the car because things can get pretty dicey out there with other vehicles around,” said Jeremy Kimbrough.
Kimbrough is a tire carrier for Kurt Busch’s crew at Chip Ganassi Racing. His career--all about being quick in the pits now-- but started out being quick on the football field.
Kimbrough was an All-American linebacker at Appalachian State.
“I was fourtunate enough to make it up to the NFL and play with the Washington Football Team. It didn’t turn out as long as I wanted it to,” said Kimbrough.
He spent two seasons with the team before an injury took him away from the game--but drove him to the racetrack.