Unser said that desire to learn and grow can apply to any field, not just auto racing.
"It's having the motivation to want to do something," said Unser. "First of all, everybody should want to work. It doesn't matter what the job is " you should want to do the best job you can. Young kids can do the same things I did when I was a kid working in my daddy's garage. It's just a different car these days."
The Sam's Garage crew will get another shot at building a car, though their next project is much more in line with Unser's racecar heritage than the Huckster project.
"I think we're going to give them a hot rod to work on," said Ashton.
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