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Off the Wall With: Justin Allgaier

This week’s good sport: Sprint Cup driver Justin Allgaier

What’s fun besides racing?

Justin Allgaier: I’m kind of a flavor of the week kind of guy. I’ve always got some new hobby. I’d say two things. Go out on the lake and go wake surfing and then golfing. That is kind of my two getaways right now.

What’s the top item on your bucket list?

Allgaier: That is easy, going skydiving. Everyone always asks me why I want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. If you’ve ever looked at a skydiving plane they usually aren’t perfectly good. Maybe that is my motivation. I don’t know why, I’ve just always wanted to do it.

Your go-to on movie night is:

Allgaier: Here lately it has been American Sniper. I have it on my iPad and I’ve watched it quite a few times. Typically, for us, movie night consists of Frozen. My daughter only watches Frozen so I’ve seen it about 700 times. It gets a little old after a while but, if she is content with watching it, then it is worth it.

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

Allgaier: I don’t go to the grocery store very often. I would say, if I go, it is fruit. My wife hates it because I buy like every container of fruit or fresh fruit that I can possibly get. I’m always buying fruit and I never have time to eat it when we’re home so it usually goes bad before I eat it. That is my go to at the grocery store.

Most memorable fan interaction?

Allgaier: A couple of years ago I had a lady who was going to pass out. She was so excited to get to meet me that they literally had to sit her down. She was going to pass out. That was pretty awesome. I’m just a normal guy. I don’t feel like anything like that is ever going to be warranted. It was pretty awesome to see. I did want to make sure she was ok first, because that is most important, but once I knew she was OK I thought that was pretty awesome that she almost fainted.

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!
Spencer MasseyTraveling and drivingWinning an NHRA Mello Yello titleCaddyshackFrozen pizzasTheir reaction to Gatornationals win
Brendan GaughanKidsSCUBA diving in the GalapagosBlazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and The Princess BrideToilet paperToo many to choose from
J.R. Todd


Hanging with high school buddiesWinning an NHRA championshipGet HardWaterThere’s one oddball at every race…
Landon CassillAnything outsideVisiting EuropeGame of Thrones on NetflixAvocadosA little girl named Riley
Del WorshamBoatingNothing; done it allA dramaMilkSharing 10,000 HP margarita machine with them
Austin DillonPlaying soccerFlying an F-16 fighter jetTop GunCoca-ColaSigning a baby
Richard ChildressSomething outdoorsWinning another Cup championshipSomething with Clint EastwoodChildress Vineyards wineA lot of them!
Morgan ShepherdRoller skatingGetting the No. 89 in some more racesDoesn’t watch moviesBroccoli and carrotsA girl who wanted her underwear signed
Matt DiBenedettoDriving my Corvette and playing raquetballRacing in the Sprint Cup SeriesDays of ThunderSteakWhenever people appreciate you
Carl EdwardsBackpackingWinning the Cup championship / base jumpingSmokey and the BanditCereal…lots of cerealWhen little kids come up who love the sport
Matt HaganFarmingTaking part in a tractor pullAmerican SniperSteakHaving someone propose in the pits
Ward BurtonBeing away from the trackKnowing family is in a good placeMilitary documentaries6-pack of YuenglingAll the kids
John Hunter NemechekWake surfingWinning a Sprint Cup championshipAmerican SniperFruitAnything with the younger generation
Justin AllgaierWake surfing and golfing right nowSkydivingAmerican Sniper or FrozenFruitOne lady almost passed out, she was so excited