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Member of the Month: August

Meet Melissa, the August Member of the Month for the Official NASCAR Fan Council. 

Name: Melissa
Current City: Riverside, California
Member Since: 2017

Getting to KNOW Melissa:

Q. How did you first become interested in NASCAR? 

“I was invited to attend the race weekend at our local track and loved it! This was in 2001 and back then we had all three series at the track which was a very exciting! Since then my husband, my children and I have gone to every race at Auto Club Speedway.”

Q. What is your favorite part about NASCAR?

“There are many things I like about NASCAR! The competitiveness of the drivers and teams, different tracks each week with different strategies and the values the NASCAR community has for our country.”

Q. What is your favorite NASCAR memory?

“Oh wow can I share more than one? Michael McDowell is my son’s favorite driver. He took the time to meet with our family in 2014 at Sonoma. My son was only 10 and was the happiest kid on earth! Another favorite was driving my favorite driver, Kevin Harvick around the track during driver introductions in Fontana.”

Q. Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories?

Driver: “Kevin Harvick, I love his drive and passion!”

Track: “Sonoma Raceway.”

OEM: “Ford.”

Raceday Traditions: “We watch the race every weekend as a family. We usually cook brunch and sit around watching the race on TV and listen to our favorite drivers on RaceView.”

Q. What are some of your hobbies? 

“I like going to dinner with friends but most of the time just relaxing at home and watching movies with my family makes me happy.”

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

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