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Anyone who watched “Austin Dillon’s Life In The Fast Lane” will know that the NASCAR driver’s tire carrier, Paul Swan, found his home at Richard Childress Racing. Now, he’ll get to stay there for another six years doing the work that he loves.
The organization announced on Sunday that Swan, who works with the famous No. 3 car driven by his best friend and reality TV co-star, will stay with RCR for another six years. Joining Paul in re-upping their contract with the team are other key pit crew members who have helped make the team the winner it is. Rear tire changer Ethan Tingler, front tire changer Josh Thomas and jackman Nick Covey will also be staying with the team until at least 2028.
The announcement came along with a 41-second video to get RCR fans hyped for what’s to come with this team as well as the hard work they put in to remain this competitive. The video promises six years of a team learning together, growing together and “getting faster” every step of the way. From there, the video launches into a montage of the hard work these men put on in the gym as well as clips of how it translates to the famous NASCAR pit road.
A major focus of Swan’s USA Network reality TV show, “Life In The Fast Lane,” was on just what he has to do to ensure his body is a pique physical condition to show up on race day for RCR. He’s also shared countless videos on social media of himself getting ripped to deliver those tires as fast and with as much control as humanly possible.
He previously spoke with USAInsider about being able to finally show the lifestyle of a NASCAR pit crew member on TV after years of doing this hard work outside of the spotlight.
“I think it’s awesome because NASCAR is such a unique sport where people just see the cars going around the track and they just see the drivers and crew chief and all that stuff,” Paul said. “There’s so much more to the sport on so many different fronts. From a business aspect, bringing in a lot of cool people, the engineering part of it and all that stuff.”
He added at the time: “I’m really excited for people to see what goes into a weekly, daily basis of each person in this sport and really, myself being a pit crew member, getting the pit crew guys into the spotlight. Because up and down Pit Row, there are tremendous athletes, guys who played collegiately, professionally and now are doing an amazing job on Pit Row. It’s really cool to see all that come to life and to see what the drivers do in their weekly training and all that stuff. Those guys are athletes too and it’s really amazing and awesome that we got a lot of that and it’s a big part of the show.”
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