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Getting to know Drew Beason, tire specialist for the No. 24 team

Getting to know Drew Beason, tire specialist for the No. 24 team

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2010) – From turning wrenches in Texas to inspecting tires for the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet, Drew Beason has worked his way through the racing ranks. Meet Drew: Full name: Andrew Mitchell Beason Nickname: Drew Hometown: Del Valle, Texas. Education: Del Valle High School and the Universal Technical Institute in Texas. Team/job duties: Tire specialist for the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet at the track, mechanic at the shop. Time at current job: This is my first year as the tire specialist and my third year at Hendrick Motorsports. Years in racing: 12 total; eight at the NASCAR level. First racing job: Mechanic for late model team in Austin, Texas. First job overall: Mechanic for a driving school (then called URace Driving School in Texas). If I wasn't in racing I would be: a mechanic for high end cars. Best racing memory: Winning the first (Car of Tomorrow) race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in 2007 with Jeff Gordon. Favorite track: Texas Motor Speedway and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Hobbies outside of racing: Chilling at the lake or anything for adventure (white water rafting, hiking, etc.). Favorite sport other than racing: Any X-Games event. When I'm not at the track you can find me: Kicking it with my wife, Sarah. On an off weekend you can find me: The lake or beach. Pet: Nova (A cat that thinks she’s a dog). Favorite music: Anything up beat. What you’ll find on my iPOD: Believe it or not, I don’t have one. If I could meet anyone, I’d meet: Bill Gates. Favorite food: Chicken or steak. I knew I wanted a job in NASCAR when: Well I’ve always wanted to do something in racing, but I think I’d have to say 2001. That’s when I got to travel fulltime with an all-pro team following the Southwest Tour.