Richard Childress Racing
June 20, 2014
Crew Member Spotlight: Adam Mestemacher
Adam Mestemacher, rear-tire carrier on the No. 62 Nationwide Series team, returns to Richard Childress Racing for his third season.
Edwardsville, Ill.–native Adam Mestemacher returns in 2014 for his third season with Richard Childress Racing. After graduating with a Business Management degree from Purdue University in 2010, Mestemacher decided to continue his education and attend University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), where he received his Associate Degree in Automotive - High Performance Technology. This year marks Mestemacher’s second season as the rear-tire carrier for Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team. He has played dual roles multiple times this season in that role on the No. 62 and as the tire specialist for the No. 33 RCR Nationwide Series team.
You can follow Mestemacher on Twitter: @Mesty22
Five Questions with Adam Mestemacher:
How did you get into racing?
I got into racing through UNOH. They had a racing club that I joined and we were able to travel to all of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races. It eventually turned into an internship with RCR.
What is your most memorable racing moment?
So far, it would be working on Ty Dillon’s truck at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he beat Kyle (Busch) for the win. It was Ty’s first year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, so it was a great moment.
If you weren’t working on a race team what would you be doing?
I’d be using my business degree in some way, most likely trading stocks and sitting behind a desk somewhere.
What is the best part about working with Brendan Gaughan?
Brendan is a very laid-back and fun guy. We are able to perform at our best all of the time because he doesn’t put as much pressure on us as other drivers would. Brendan’s positivity is encouraging. If we do make a mistake, he builds us up instead of being negative.
What are your goals for the 2014 season?
Win one or more Nationwide Series races, have RCR win at Eldora Speedway again and finish at least in the top-five in the driver point standings with the No. 62 team.