We at MRO are often asked – What makes NASCAR special? The answer is in a second question…What is “Family?”
Webster defines “family” as group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation.
Family may, or may not, be defined by blood, but always united by love. Family is not always the same last name, but always the place where you know you are home.
Family is the celebrating, embracing, encouraging, and supporting of one another. Family is diversity and shared values, always changing, but always safe.
Family is known to squabble, even fight, but they also watch out for one another. Family has your back in the good times and the bad.
Family laughs with one another, and at times, weeps for one another. They learn from their elders, watch out for their young, and grow and honor each other. Family can be both exciting and frustrating alike, but always the place where your voice is heard.
Families gather, they feast, they share stories, they remember the past, recognize the present, and build hope in the future. And of course, family is never dull.
For 30 years now, MRO has been fortunate to be a part of one of the greatest families you can find, the NASCAR family. United by the passion and joy of racing, and knit together through competition that forever intertwines lives. Growing up together, and even though we may not like to admit it, growing old together. From those who compete on the track to the fans in the stands, the thrill and excitement of the competition draws us in. But, it is the common bond, the experience of family, that keeps us together and coming back for more.
MRO is grateful for our place in it all, the part we play, and the relationships we share. For you see, family is also faith, faith in each other made stronger by faith in our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus. For He created us; and for family, He designed us to live together in harmony to the good of the whole and His glory.
So, what makes NASCAR special? We are Family, the most thrilling and exciting you will ever find!
Thank you to each and everyone for your prayers and financial support. Together we are seeing great and marvelous moments in people’s lives that can only be attributed to God’s presence and His son, Jesus. In 2018, we have seen the Holy Spirit at work not only in NASCAR, but in many other forms of racing and at local tracks all over this nation, as God is mightily using the men and women who are serving as MRO Association chaplains. It is wonderful to be a part of it all; and together, we are making today better for many and bringing hope to those whose tomorrows are so uncertain at this time. It is a good thing to be a part of this “Family!”
Billy E Mauldin, Jr.
President and Senior Chaplain
That our hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love,
to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, Christ our Lord.
~ The Apostle Paul
Serving the NASCAR racing community since 1988