Monday, November 14, 2022


In addition to being one of NASCAR Cup’s most-efficient pit crews, Special Protective Advance Defense Department Detachment (SPAD3) Racing recently had a crew member stop a robbery attempt with his bare hands.

“Oh, I’m no hero”, said tire carrier Mike Treadwell.  “I was just buying some sodium pentathol at the store and saw someone try and take some phones without paying for them.  Well, he’ll be paying for them now—in jail.”

Onlookers were stunned at the quickness and efficiency that Treadwell foiled the thief, using nothing more than his bare hands.

“Well, I guess being on a pit crew has its advantages, teaching me efficiency of movement”, said Treadwell, “but my athletic background has its pros as well.  I mean, you don’t wind up in an elite security force first for five years without a little upper-body strength.”

While the store’s manager wished to reward Treadwell, the humble crew member refused any prize.

“I’m just doing my job as a helpful citizen”, Treadwell reasoned, “and I think any highly-trained soldier who knows 25 ways to kill a man with a shoelace would do the same thing.”

Treadwell is expected to rejoin the team at the next race after a debriefing.—its a steal!