Current City: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Getting to KNOW Joseph:
Q. How did you first become interested in NASCAR?
“I got a NASCAR video game when I was in high school, which was what originally got me interested. Shortly thereafter, my neighbor bought a new truck, and he got tons of promotional material (flags, magazines, etc.) from the manufacture, and he gave a lot of that merchandise to me. I started watching races, and when I went to college in Richmond, was finally able to go to the track and see a race in person. I’ve been hooked ever since.”
Q. What is your favorite part about NASCAR?
“There are many things about NASCAR that I like, but my favorite thing is the overall fun feel of races. The fans are great–attending a race is like a reunion of thousands of friends who you haven’t seen in a while, even if they’re strangers. The drivers are so approachable and genuinely good people. NASCAR is a family sport–for both the competitors and the fans. And attending a race is like a state fair combined with a sporting event. There is nothing like it in other sports.”
Q. Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories?
Driver: “Denny Hamlin.”
Q. What are some of your Raceday Traditions?
“Regardless of whether the race is a day or night race, I always show up at the track right when the gates open (much to the shock of first-timers who come with me). Then we spend the whole day tailgating, doing the midway activities, and playing games before the green flag even waves. I’m already excited about the next race!”
Q. What are some of your hobbies?
“I’m an attorney, so I don’t have tons of free time, but I like going to breweries, and playing bar trivia with my friends. I also like visiting friends and family around Virginia.”
FROM ALL OF US AT NASCAR, WE THANK JOSEPH FOR HIS CONTINUED SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HIM IN 2019! Look for Joseph on the Official NASCAR Fan Council page on NASCAR.COM.