A need for speed

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Former NASCAR crew member learned his trade by listening and watching

By Don Worthington

Ronnie Aycoth once had the best vantage point to view a NASCAR race.
If he took a couple of steps to his right, he could feel the heat, the woosh and the roar as NASCAR cars raced a few feet away at hundreds of miles per hour.
If he took a couple of steps to his left, he could have shouted to the driver.
Aycoth never veered right or left.
He had a single-minded purpose, grab an 11-gallon gas can weighing about 100 pounds, jump over the pit wall, and fuel a NASCAR car – in the fastest time possible.

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