August 1, 2014
Crew Member Spotlight: Adam Brown
Front end mechanic on the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Nationwide Series team
Hailing from Rochester, N.Y., Adam Brown’s love for racing brought him to North Carolina in 2004 to pursue his dreams. Brown’s passion for racing began at a young age when he would go Remote Control car racing on the weekends with his dad. His feelings for the sport flourished from there and after the move to North Carolina, the 28-year-old began working on Legends Cars for Clay Hair. His hard worked and determination paid off when he was hired on at Richard Childress Racing.
Now in his fourth year with RCR, the front end mechanic on the No. 62 NASCAR Nationwide Series team is still as passionate about the sport as he was when he began 10 years ago.
Brown resides in Statesville, N.C. with wife Courtney.
You can follow Brown on Twitter: @mrabrown2
Do you have any special memories at Iowa?
“My favorite moment at Iowa was in 2011. I worked on Ty’s (Dillon) team in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Ty went out and qualified on the pole and won the race. “
How did you get into racing?
“I started at a very young age watching NASCAR races with my dad and racing R/C cars whenever I could. “
What is your most memorable racing moment?
“Winning the ARCA Racing Series championship in 2011 with Ty is one of my most memorable racing moments, so far. Personally, a racing moment that means a lot to me is winning the 2004 Snowbird R/C World Nationals.”
What was your dream job growing up?
“Ever since I was a kid, I always watched racing and would go to the racetrack every chance I got. Working in the sport has always truly been my dream job. I can’t imagine doing anything other than working on race cars.”
What is the best part about working with Brendan Gaughan?
“Brendan is unlike any other driver that I have worked with. He is such a positive guy. Every person on the team knows that he is our biggest cheerleader.”
So far in 2014, what is your favorite moment?
“Road America is my favorite moment this season, hands down. Going back and forth for the lead during the green-white-checkered, we were all hoping and praying that Brendan would just hang on to the lead and pull off the win for the team. Seeing the 62 come to the checkered flag was absolutely amazing. Jumping off pit wall to meet Brendan out on the track was a moment I will never forget.”
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