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Braxton County High grad working in NASCAR

Braxton County High School grad Cody Campbell, foreground, steers the #3 to the pit area to get ready for a race at Daytona International Raceway.
Braxton County High School grad Cody Campbell, foreground, steers the #3 to the pit area to get ready for a race at Daytona International Raceway.

SUTTON, W.Va. — Cody Campbell has found his niche in the world, and he loves it! The young man, formerly of Duck, builds NASCAR stock cars, and he considers himself one lucky man. Even more exciting for the Braxton County High grad, he is a part of the pit crew for a NASCAR driver. Although Campbell didn’t originally set out to do all of this, he definitely feels it’s where he belongs.
“Almost everyone in my family loves racing,” Campbell said. “My mom and dad and brother Eric and I have been NASCAR fans as long as I remember, and my sister Tiffany tolerated it.” However, as much as he loves racing, he didn’t immediately go into his current career. “After I graduated from Braxton [County High] in 2009, I went to WVU for two years and studied engineering,” he explained. Continuing, he said, “But it just seemed like there was something out there I really wanted to do, so I left WVU to find whatever it was.”
It really didn’t take him long, either. He enrolled in NASCAR Tech, a school in Mooresville, North Carolina, where students “can study different things.” However, and this is what attracted Campbell, if a student is interested in working in NASCAR, the school offers “higher intensity training.” Advancing his career and providing wages at the same time, he obtained a job working for Roush Yates while he still attended NASCAR Tech. …

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