Mark Oswald's career path has represented a gearhead who made it big in every sense of the word.

Oswald, who grew up around Cincinnati, Ohio, became smitten with the straight-line sport at a very young age, so much so that he and a childhood friend would often emulate race cars while climbing behind the wheel of the friend's older brother's parked car. He eventually talked his way into trips to the drag strip, long before he was old enough to drive. When no ride was available, he simply hitchhiked.

There was no denying Oswald his destiny in nitro. 

Oswald's story is one of a young man who took advantage of the lessons afforded him by intelligent members of his racing community, who took the time to teach a future Hall of Famer how to survive in the racing industry. He learned from the best, and it shows in his myriad of accomplishments. 

This is only a preview of a very enlightening full length episode which debuts on June 11, 2020, at 8 PM, EST.