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Former outfielder teaches pit crew 'a whole new ballgame'

A former college baseball player has shifted gears into NASCAR as a strength and conditioning coach for Richard Childress Racing.

Updated: September 30, 2008, 1:22 PM ET
By Brett Borden | Special to ESPN.com

Climbing walls for the team is nothing new to Ray Wright. His game-saving catch as an outfielder helped LSU win the College World Series in 2002. The Tigers won by one run, thanks in large part to the two-run home run he took away that day.

Now Wright trains other athletes who go over the wall. As the strength and conditioning coach at Richard Childress Racing, he trains the pit crew, which has trimmed a full second off its average pit stop time thanks in large part to Wright's demanding ...

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