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Off the Wall With: Brendan Gaughan

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’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
 

Joey Logano

 

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

 

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About Amy Henderson

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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