Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.
Member Since: 2017
Getting to know Derek:
How did you first become interested in NASCAR?
“Initially, I became interested in NASCAR through my co-workers after moving to Alabama. My interest stayed on the lighter side for a few years, attending the spring race at Talladega in 2006, but mostly just watching races on TV or following the results online. After meeting my wife, who followed NASCAR more closely, we started attending more races together, trying to make at least one a year, and both of our interests continued to grow.”
What is your favorite part about NASCAR?
“The racing action is obviously entertaining, and not much can beat the sound and force you feel when the cars speed by, but I think the sense of community across such a spectrum of people is honestly what I enjoy most about NASCAR. At every race you see people from all walks and places of life that come together to enjoy an afternoon or evening at the track, for the most part treating each other with kindness outside normally friendly jeers towards a rival driver’s fans.”
What is your favorite NASCAR memory?
“This past spring race in Las Vegas, my wife and I finally splurged for the Clubhouse seats and had some family come out to enjoy the weekend with us. It was a great experience with all of the recent upgrades made to LVMS (Las Vegas Motor Speedway).”
Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories?
Driver: “Clint Bowyer.”
Sponsor: “There are several sponsors that I like (Mobil 1, Menards, Bass Pro, etc.), but I think Monster Energy has done a great job in taking over the series sponsor role. Their branding has brought in some fun race weekend activities outside of the races.”
What are some of your hobbies?
“Spend time with my family and spend time outdoors.”
FROM ALL OF US AT NASCAR, WE THANK DEREK FOR HIS CONTINUED SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HIM IN 2019!