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, Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards is delivering the goods.
What’s fun besides racing?
Carl Edwards: It feels like I don’t do anything but racing. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of backpacking. We’ve been going all over and hiking up in the mountains. That has been a lot of fun so we’re going to do a little bit of that here this year. I’d say that is the thing I’ve been doing the most of.
What’s the top item on your bucket list?
Edwards: Definitely to win the Cup championship. That has been my mission. It is what I want to do. The other thing, once I am older and most of my life is behind me, at least I hope I can predict that. I am going to go jump off of a bridge with a parachute with Travis Pastrana. I want to base jump at some point.
Your go-to on movie night is:
Edwards: That’s a good question. I did get Smokey and the Bandit. Someone sent me the DVD. I watched it again. I hadn’t watched it in a while. There really isn’t anything better than that.
What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Edwards: Cereal. I can’t make it through the cereal aisle without buying about five boxes of cereal. I love breakfast cereal. I eat it three or four times a day. If anyone looked at my cart they’d be surprised at how much cereal I have purchased.
Most memorable fan interaction?
Edwards: When kids come up and you can tell they really love the sport and they are huge fans. They look at everything the way kids see the world. I just love how they experience it. I just love seeing kids at the racetrack. That is my favorite thing.
|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|
|J.R. Todd||Hanging with high school buddies||Winning an NHRA championship||Get Hard||Water||There’s one oddball at every race…|
|Landon Cassill||Anything outside||Visiting Europe||Game of Thrones on Netflix||Avocados||A little girl named Riley|
|Del Worsham||Boating||Nothing; done it all||A drama||Milk||Sharing 10,000 HP margarita machine with them|
|Austin Dillon||Playing soccer||Flying an F-16 fighter jet||Top Gun||Coca-Cola||Signing a baby|
|Richard Childress||Something outdoors||Winning another Cup championship||Something with Clint Eastwood||Childress Vineyards wine||A lot of them!|
|Morgan Shepherd||Roller skating||Getting the No. 89 in some more races||Doesn’t watch movies||Broccoli and carrots||A girl who wanted her underwear signed|
|Matt DiBenedetto||Driving my Corvette and playing racquetball||Racing in the Sprint Cup Series||Days of Thunder||Steak||Whenever people appreciate you|
|Carl Edwards||Backpacking||Winning the Cup championship / base jumping||Smokey and the Bandit||Cereal…lots of cereal||When little kids come up who love the sport|