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Pit stops a tall order for Yao

Updated: May 26, 2008, 12:04 PM ET
By Joe Breeze

CONCORD, N.C. -- Pvt. Joshua Mincey was hoping to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sunday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Instead, he strolled into the pits and saw Yao Ming changing the left front tire on the No. 45 Coca-Cola Dodge.

Yes, Yao Ming.

"It's my first time in the pits," declared Mincey, a National Guardsman from Lincolnton, N.C. "It's a good chance to have some fun out here and meet some racers. I didn't expect to see Yao Ming."

Yao, ...

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