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Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is a ministry focused on serving the racing world at the track.

"We simply go about, season after season, doing what we do well,” said Billy Mauldin, CEO and President, MRO. “And that's being present, being available and providing opportunities for the community just to get away and to relax and enjoy themselves in the midst of all the busyness that they have going on."

If you talk to some NASCAR regulars long enough, their commitment to faith and community will quickly become apparent.

"You need your faith,” said Darrell Waltrip, MRO Chairman, Board of Directors. “It starts in the family. Can start with the kids, can start with your wife, but you need your faith. We live on the edge. We live in a dangerous sport. There's no community without ministry. I think that's what MRO does, it's there for the community. It's there for the racing community. It's there for drivers, the driver's wife, their kids. It's our church at the track."

Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith also sits on the MRO Board of Directors.

"They bring the support for the spirit in all of us to really minister to the community," said Marcus Smith. "When I was here as a kid, I spent a lot of time at MRO and they played a big part in my life just being here today. Realizing that there was really more to racing, more to life and made a big impact on me."

For more information on Motor Racing Outreach, visit go2mro.com.

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