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Off the Wall With: Brad Keselowski

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 race car. This week, 2012 Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski has all the answers.

What’s fun besides racing?

Keselowski: For me, I just like growing as a person. Any kind of growth I enjoy.

What’s the top item on your bucket list?

Keselowski: Win another Sprint Cup Championship. That’s the racing bucket list. There is a non-racing bucket list, but when you combine the two, that still comes out on top.

Your go-to on movie night is:

Keselowski: I try not to watch the same movie over and over again. But my favorite movie would be Forrest Gump. Good movie.

What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?

Keselowski: Lately it’s been flowers for my girlfriend.

Most memorable fan interaction?

Keselowski: There’ve been a lot of them. What’s tough about that is that some fan that I’ve had a really great interaction with is going to read this—and there have been many—and they’re going to say, “I thought mine was the best.” And I feel really bad; it’s kind of like rating your kids. I really hate to give an answer to that, because I don’t like to rate them. What’s always difficult for me is signing a prosthetic. A lot of times they’re from service men or service women, and you’re always trying to figure out, “Should I ask, should I not ask?” It’s always very difficult to know what the right thing to say is.

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 WhittFishingVisiting Bora BoraGod’s Not DeadGround TurkeyGetting called by the wrong name
Joey Logano  NothingWinning a Martinsville clockMiracleYogurtSigning an arm so they could have it tattooed on
Ron CappsWatching other racingGoing into spaceSomething with Will Ferrell in itA receiptVisiting the Zoo at Brainerd
Casey MearsPlaying with my kidsWinning another Sprint Cup raceGood Will HuntingEggsMeeting with U.S. soldiers
Alexis DeJoriaFamily adventuresBungee jumpingSomething horror or sci fiVegetable juicesA fan who cried when she met me
Ryan NewmanAnything outdoorsNothing-enjoy life every day!TombstoneBreadAnytime a kid asks a question
David GillilandRiding 4-wheelersDeep-sea fishing in AlaskaDays of ThunderBananasGetting mistaken for Travis Kvapil (happens a lot)
Fast Jack BeckmanSurfingSkydivingAny movie, especially action or sci-fiBananasHanging out with 11-year-old Jacob Delling
Brad KeselowskiPersonal growthWinning another Cup titleForrest GumpFlowers for my girlfriendAll of them-it’s not fair to rate them!


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Amy Henderson
Amy is a 15-year veteran writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. Amy pens The Big 6 (Mondays) Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and Holding A Pretty Wheel (monthly - Fridays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits extend everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports.

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