1 weeks ago
It was shortly after the race at @kansasspeedway
when i heard of mike mittler’s passing. we were hanging out with the executives from @1aauto
and a quiet overtook our group. mike had given me my first start in nascar.
stories of that time in my life started coming out…
how mike gave me the confidence to make this huge step in my career.
how he had my ailing grandfather to the shop outside of our hometown of st. louis.
how my parents felt to see their son realize a dream.
soon thereafter something bigger than sponsorship happened… the 1a auto team offered to give up their logo on the hood of the no. 20 truck at the @charlottemotorspeedway
race so we could honor mike mittler. this man had given me and so many others their big chance and he did so in the most perfect way. now my sponsor was stepping up in a major way. i was speechless.
i’m not sure mike mittler realized the impact he had on us or on our sport. i will miss him. the racing community will miss him. he fought hard. we were lucky to know him.
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