Current City: Independence, MO
Member since: 2011
Getting to know Chris:
Q. Why did you join the Official NASCAR Fan Council?
"I liked that I would have input on decisions to make changes to an ever-evolving sport, such as rule changes, sponsor questionnaires, track questions and schedule changes. Not to mention the Chase race format for Truck, XFINITY and Cup."
Q. How did you first become interested in NASCAR?
"I was dating a girl in high school, whose father raced dirt late models. He watched NASCAR Winston Cup races and got me hooked on watching every Sunday."
Q. What makes NASCAR special for you?
"There is nothing like showing up on a Sunday looking across the parking lot at all the people and flags of all the different drivers. Also, the fact that everybody is so nice, even if your favorite driver isn't their favorite. It's like no other sport."
Q: Do you have any favorite NASCAR memories or traditions?
"1998 when Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 and every pit member on every team came onto pit road to congratulate him and the Daytona 500 race when Sterling Marlin was winning the race and got out of his car during a red flag to pull a dent out of his front fender. Priceless."
Q: Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories?
Driver: "Dale Earnhardt Jr."
Track: "Kansas, Talladega and Bristol."
Memorabilia: "Numerous Dale Jr. hats and t-shirts, two die cast cars and a pair of Dale Jr. Spy McCoy sunglasses."
Q: If you could go to any NASCAR race/track, where would you go?
"Daytona or Bristol. I am going to Talladega in May - one off my bucket list."
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
"I am an avid hunter. I hunt just about everything there is a season on. I am a die-hard Royals and Chiefs an and try to go to as many games as I can.”
Q: Tell us about your family. Do you have children and/or pets?
"I am married to my soulmate, Diana, for 24 years. We have two children: Rachel, 23, and Kyle, 21. We have four rescue dogs and two cats."
Q: What's your dream car?
"1948 English Anglia Thames with a blown and injected big block Chevy."
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world on a dream vacation, where would you want to go?
"Alaska on a hunting trip."
From all of us at NASCAR, we thank Chris for his continued support and look forward to hearing from him in 2017.