Four former East Carolina football players are now working in NASCAR for Hendrick Motorsports.
Dustin Lineback, Zico Pasut, James Craig and Kyle Tudor have all traded in tackling for tools as they work for HMS in pit crew development.
Lineback was the first to make the transition. He's a front tire changer for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tudor hands the gas can to primary gas man Travis Gordon on Jeff Gordon's crew. He's also the backup jack man.
Craig and Pasut are both working in developmental process at HMS. They both practice with Lineback and Tudor at Hendrick's headquarters in Concord.
Billy Weaver caught up the former Pirates during Charlotte Motor Speedway's NBC affiliate days. Click on the video link for the whole story.