Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Mike Metcalf - NASCAR Pit-Crew Coach

BONUS EPISODE

Mike Metcalf is a NASCAR pit-crew coach and is presently one of the head coaches for the Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew and fuel man for the No. 42 team.

The Charlotte native and former football student-athlete graduated with honors from Appalachian State University. He first entered the world of motorsports in 2006 by joining a NASCAR pit crew, and quickly climbed the ranks and started coaching pit crews in addition to competing in 2012.

Outside of motorsports, Metcalf is very active in the community. He serves as president of the board of directors for the Charlotte Rescue Mission. His new book, “12-Second Culture,” released in 2020 and is available now.

On today’s podcast, Metcalf shares how a former college football player becomes a NASCAR pit-crew coach, why he’s passionate about leadership, his favorite NASCAR story, and the importance of being an example of Jesus to those who are suffering injustices.

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"Faith by cheering the heart keeps it free from the fear which, in times of pestilence (deadly or virulent disease or plague), kills more than the plague itself." – Spurgeon Wore a pair of Kobes to @disupdates in Feb and this shirt yesterday for @chadwickboseman. This last one hits home as my wife and father are cancer survivors. I'm tired of crying. I'm tired of losing heroes in the black community. Not all heroes wear capes; we ALL can do a better job of supporting each other. Most people have lost something or someone close to them in 2020. However, I still believe something good – change – is coming. Until we get there, don't lose F🖤ITH, don't lose H💗PE and don't lose L❤VE. 👊🏾👊🏾 📸 : @mmcfadden5

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