Matt Borland, a Kettering grad and currently the VP of Competition for Stewart-Haas Racing Team, was recently mentioned in an interview NASCAR driver Ryan Newman did with The Auto Channel:
Do you feel like you’re coming home when you come to Michigan? What feelings are conjured up when you come to Michigan?
“My very first Cup crew chief was Matt Borland, and he was from Haslett, Mich. So his slogan, whenever we came to Michigan, was, ‘It’s God’s country,’ and that’s because he’s from Michigan. I spent a lot of time in Michigan at my dad’s shop in Niles. So it is like coming home for me.”