A Pit Crew comprises 2 tire carriers, 2 tire changers, a jackman, a gas man and the pit coach. To keep Ryan Newman's #31 Chevy competing each Sunday in the Sprint Cup circuit, these over-the-wall guys have to work out and practice regularly to prepare for a variety of conditions and race courses.
Meet Dick Whitaker, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient. As part of the 6th Marine Division, he recalls the battle of Okinawa in 1945 as well as the heroism and sacrifice of those who served alongside him.
Music: "I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor" by Chris Zabriskie
Meet Bob Gabbey, Lieutenant with the Janesville Fire Department and Everyday Hero. He reminds us that when it comes to the business of saving lives, continuous training, innovation and passion for the trade are the keys to success. For Bob and his team, saving lives is about more than just the tangible rewards, it's about loving what you do.
Music: "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
At Koval Craft Whiskey Distillery, Distillery Manager, Mike Hoffman explains what it takes to make high-quality craft whiskey, from milling the grain to bottling and the many steps along the way.
Barry Hoover is the last stop before the car goes to the race track. He performs chassis set-ups so once they roll Barry a car, it takes him about 1-1/2 to 2 days to set one up. Barry is part of the team at RCR that will do whatever it takes to get the No. 31 car across the finish line first.
Meet Trent Sanderson, a 7th generation farmer and Everyday Hero. For his family, farming is a way of life. But in the 21st century, farming isn't just about tractors, horses and hay bales, it's about using data to manage resources for the best possible outcome in a changing global and economical environment. Efficiency, resourcefulness and respect for the land are values that the Sanderson family have carried with them throughout the generations and that's what makes them Everyday Heroes.
Meet everyday hero Hoot Gibson, a member of the volunteer staff at Patriot's Point Maritime Museum and a United States Navy veteran. As he takes us on a tour of the USS Laffey -- a WWII aircraft carrier, he gives us a snapshot of daily life aboard the ship and pays homage to the brave men and women who have served our country
In honor of those who gave their lives, the legacy of the USS Yorktown lives on. From aircraft carrier to anti-submarine carrier, learn how The Fighting Lady served our country through WWII and the Vietnam War to become one of our most decorated Everyday Heroes.