Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, we put 2012 NHRA Funny Car champ Fast Jack Beckman in the hot seat.
What’s fun besides racing?
What’s the top item on your bucket list?
Beckman: Skydiving. My wife won’t let me. She’ll let me get in a 320-mph dragster with parachutes. She won’t let me get in an airplane with a parachute.
Your go-to on movie night is:
Beckman: Any movie. I’m an action movie, sci-fi (person). When I’m at the races, if I can knock out three movies in a weekend, I’m all over that. My go to is popcorn. That’s what my go to is on movie night!
What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Most memorable fan interaction?
Beckman: Jacob Delling. He’s now 11 years old, blind since he was four. I met him when he was nine and we’ve become friends. He hangs out once a year with us at the races. He’ll get in our tow vehicle and it’s just been incredibly motivating and inspiring.
|What’s fun besides racing?||What’s the top item on your bucket list?||Your go-to on movie night:||One item that’s always in your grocery bag?||Most memorable fan interaction:|
|Cole Whitt||Fishing||Visiting Bora Bora||God’s Not Dead||Ground Turkey||Getting called by the wrong name|
|Nothing||Winning a Martinsville clock||Miracle||Yogurt||Signing an arm so they could have it tattooed on|
|Ron Capps||Watching other racing||Going into space||Something with Will Ferrell in it||A receipt||Visiting the Zoo at Brainerd|
|Casey Mears||Playing with my kids||Winning another Sprint Cup race||Good Will Hunting||Eggs||Meeting with U.S. soldiers|
|Alexis DeJoria||Family adventures||Bungee jumping||Something horror or sci fi||Vegetable juices||A fan who cried when she met me|
|Ryan Newman||Anything outdoors||Nothing-enjoy life every day!||Tombstone||Bread||Anytime a kid asks a question|
|David Gilliland||Riding 4-wheelers||Deep-sea fishing in Alaska||Days of Thunder||Bananas||Getting mistaken for Travis Kvapil (happens a lot)|
|Fast Jack Beckman||Surfing||Skydiving||Any movie, especially action or sci-fi||Bananas||Hanging out with 11-year-old Jacob Delling|