The USA Today has an article on Ricky Carmichael's transition from racer to track designer on USAToday.com. In the article, Carmichael says, "I never thought I would be involved this way. I look up to a lot of other people in other sports who have gone on after their playing days and contributed, bettered their sports and brought recognition to them after their careers have ended. I never saw myself doing this. It's been fantastic, and I'm thankful for the opportunity."
You can read the full article on USAToday.com.