NASCAR pit crews of yesteryear consisted of team mechanics and floor sweepers. And now? Highly trained athletes are the norm for today's over-the-wall gang.
When the 2011 Chase began, few would have picked Tony Stewart to win the championship. When he did, it just showed that the new (now old) way was the best way for NASCAR.
Former NBA player Brad Daugherty, now a NASCAR analyst for ESPN, has become a part-owner of JTG Racing.
Among major league all-star events, NASCAR's The Winston is the cream of the crop.