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, we’ve got NASCAR XFINITY Series veteran Brendan Gaughan on the hook.
What’s fun besides racing?
Gaughan: My kids. Everything they do, whether it’s just walking through the living room; there’s something that they’re going to do to make you laugh.
What’s the top item on your bucket list?
Gaughan: To go scuba diving in the Galapagos.
Your go-to on movie night is:
Gaughan: Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs — Mel Brooks stuff. Princess Bride.
What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Gaughan: (Laughing) Toilet paper! A household with two little boys and daddy goes through a lot of it.
Most memorable fan interaction?
Gaughan: I don’t think I can pick one. I’ve been so fortunate over the years. I’ve had people make me cry, make me smile, make me laugh. So many have meant so much to me.
|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|
|Brad Keselowski||Personal growth||Winning another Cup title||Forrest Gump||Flowers for my girlfriend||All of them-it’s not fair to rate them!|
|Spencer Massey||Traveling and driving||Winning an NHRA Mello Yello title||Caddyshack||Frozen pizzas||Their reaction to Gatornationals win|
|Brendan Gaughan||Kids||SCUBA diving in the Galapagos||Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and The Princess Bride||Toilet paper||Too many to choose from|