It's All About the Kids
Mixing cement, spreading mulch, sawing boards and digging waist-deep holes was, as Shaun Peet described, “like a day off.”
Maybe it was a getaway from the physical hardships that come with being a Red Bull Racing Team pit crew member. But it was all about the greater good, as both Bull Crews participated in Wednesday’s playground build that was part of the NASCAR Day celebration.
In conjunction with The Home Depot and KaBOOM!, the crewmen of the Nos. 83 and 84 and several NASCAR personalities constructed a playground at the Elon Home for Children in Charlotte, N.C. You name it, and they had it — everything from climbing walls and nets to slides and swings.
“It’s fun. We don’t get to do enough of this stuff,” said Aaron Schields, the front tire carrier on the No. 83. “It makes you feel good for the day, knowing you’re doing something that helps a lot of children.”
Hear pit crew coach Greg Miller talk about the playground build in our audio section at www.redbullracingusa.com.