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NASCAR Driver Casey Mears Serves Up Hope

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Things were heating up in the kitchen of the CLT Rescue Mission. It could’ve be the cooking, or it could've been the heat coming off the speedy hands of the Casey Mears race team, who were there to serve lunch to the residents.

NASCAR racer Casey Mears, along with his team and his wife Trish, were at the Mission not just serving lunch, but serving up hope to the men who live there.

The residents are addicts trying to turn their life around with the help of the nonprofit and were eager to share their stories with Mears, who graciously and shook their hands and listened carefully. The team, in turn, talked to the men about NASCAR and what it’s like to work in the industry.

“It’s really about spending time with the guys and understand what they’re going through and maybe be able to share some stories what we do on a weekly basis”, said Mears.

He said volunteering at the mission means a lot to him and his wife, who serves on the board.

“The more I learned about it and understood it, the more I wanted to get involved,” said Mears.

Thomas Tyger has been a resident at the Mission for three months. He’s a recovering drug and alcohol addict and said the program saved his life.

“I came here because I want to be a good example for my nephews,” he said. “It’s never too late to turn your life around.”

 Tyger said he was thrilled to meet Mears; he’s a NASCAR fan and said he tries to never miss a race.

“I’m so excited, I can hardly put it into words,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting it, so I’m really happy he’s here.”

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