2020 Junemember Main

Member of the Month: June

Name: Paul
Current City: Moody, Alabama
Member Since: 2016

Getting to know Paul:

Q.  How did you first become interested in NASCAR?
“My grandfather took me to a Talladega race when I was 8 years old in the fall of 1988. I was of course a Davey fan being from Alabama, but someone handed me a Mark Martin poster and I hung it on my wall when I got home and pulled hard for him ever since. After that first race, I spent every Sunday afternoon when I could in my grandfather’s living room glued to the TV watching the race with him growing up.”

Q. What is your favorite part about NASCAR?
“The speed, the history, and watching it evolve with time. The different personalities and paths drivers take to make it. Watching someone come into trucks and trying to predict where they will be in a few years. Watching drivers grow and become dominant or struggle to finally succeed. There is so much more to it than just “going in circles” as some say. The whole world of NASCAR is what I enjoy, not just the races.”

Q. What is your favorite NASCAR memory?
“There are so many to choose, sitting in the orange recliner at my grandads growing up watching races, standing in a Walmart electronics center in the 90’s watching nearly a whole race while my family shopped. But my favorite is probably my most recent. Darlington was always on my bucket list of tracks and I finally got to go to a race there 2 years ago. Since Martin Truex Jr. started in the Busch Series, I had been pulling for him to make it. I have been to many races but never got to watch one of my favorite drivers win while there. So, seeing Martin pull off that win at one of my favorite tracks was one of the happiest times watching racing.”

Q. Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories?
Drivers: “Martin Truex Jr, Ryan Blaney, and Landon Cassill.”
Tracks: “Talladega, Darlington, Watkins Glen, Atlanta.”
Sponsors: “I don’t have one single favorite, but a few that pop into my head when I think NASCAR like STP, Bass Pro, and the old Valvoline and Havoline cars.”

Q. What are some of your hobbies?
“Hunting and fishing when I am not at the softball fields watching my daughter.”

FROM ALL OF US AT NASCAR, WE THANK PAUL FOR HIS CONTINUED SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HIM IN 2020!

Look for Paul on the Official NASCAR Fan Council page on NASCAR.COM.