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In 12 seconds, a six-member NASCAR pit crew can empty two 12-gallon gas cans, weighing 81 pounds each, change four tires and make minor adjustments to the car. Matt Skeen, a 2007 graduate of Gardner-Webb University, is one of the trainers who prepares the crew for the physical demands of the job. Skeen majored in health and wellness (now exercise science) and played football at GWU.
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Office of University Communications, "Exercise Science Degree Allows GWU Alum to Pursue Career in NASCAR" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 704.