Ex-Penn State RB Brown embarks on NASCAR pit crew career
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Journey Brown thought he was headed for an NFL career after starring as a running back at Penn State. But during a routine COVID-19 screening after the 2019 season, doctors found that Brown had a heart condition that would prevent him from playing the game.
At the time, Brown knew nothing about NASCAR, but a chance phone call from Trackhouse Racing brought him to North Carolina and a tryout as a pit member.
Now Brown is working toward a career changing tires for the racing team while helping inform school kids and others about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.