Current City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member Since: 2017
Getting to know Joe:
Q: How did you first become interested in NASCAR?
“I grew up watching Petty and Andretti race on the TV with my dad, as I was growing up in Central Texas. I had “43” stickers on my furniture as a kid. I can distinctly remember watching Petty’s last race, and Gordon’s first. I liked watching the rivalry between Dale and Jeff, but I cheered them both on from my living room… I have been following racing ever since.”
Q: What is your favorite part about NASCAR?
“I like the personalities of the drivers and seeing everything they do on and off the track. Out of all the sports, the drivers feel the most natural and real. I’ve watched them grow up, have families, welcome new competitors, and retire. They’ve always been in the backdrop of my life, and I am amazed at all they do for the communities.”
Q: What is your favorite NASCAR memory?
“I got to take my son down to ‘Dega’s fall Truck and Cup race last year as a father/son trip. We did a track ride around, he stood in Chase Elliott’s pit box, and we met David Ragan & Jeff Gluck at the Tweetup. Being there with him and experiencing our first plate race together was pretty amazing.”
Q: Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories?
Drivers: “Right now I like Blaney and Bubba, as well as Brad K. and Kyle Busch.”
Tracks: “Bristol and ‘Dega are favorites to watch, and Vegas for the 1st track I ever visited.”
Q: What are some of your Raceday Traditions?
“I like to watch the races on TV with my wife and son, it’s always better to enjoy the sport with those you love.”
FROM ALL OF US AT NASCAR, WE THANK JOE FOR HIS CONTINUED SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HIM IN 2020!
Look for Joe on the Official NASCAR Fan Council page on NASCAR.COM.