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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 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 raquetball 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
Matt Hagan Farming Taking part in a tractor pull American Sniper Steak Having someone propose in the pits
Ward Burton Being away from the track Knowing family is in a good place Military documentaries 6-pack of Yuengling All the kids
John Hunter Nemechek Wake surfing Winning a Sprint Cup championship American Sniper Fruit Anything with the younger generation
Justin Allgaier Wake surfing and golfing right now Skydiving American Sniper or Frozen Fruit One lady almost passed out, she was so excited



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