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Off the Wall With: Matt Kenseth

On the spot this week: 2003 Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth

What’s fun besides racing?

Matt Kenseth: Nothing, this is it. This is going to be quicker than you thought isn’t it?

What’s the top item on your bucket list?

Kenseth: I spend a lot of time playing with my kids when we’re not at the race track. We’ve been riding mountain bikes lately. This spring we went skiing and that was fun. A little bit of everything but mostly just stuff with the kids.

Your go-to on movie night is:

Kenseth: I haven’t had movie night in a long time. There are a few shows that Katie likes to watch when the kids go to bed. Otherwise we don’t get a ton of time to watch TV.

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

Kenseth: I’m married. I don’t go grocery shopping.

Most memorable fan interaction?

Kenseth: The one that always comes to mind is an autograph line one time. A guy came through and looked very sheepish. He took his girlfriend’s underwear out of his pocket and asked me to sign them. That was very memorable.

 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
Tony SchumacherHarley ridingSkydiving in a squirrel suitMr. DestinyPretzelsMake-A-Wish kids
Josh WisePlaying with kidsWining a Sprint Cup raceSomething funnyAlmond butter or peanut butterA random message from a teacher in England
Matt KensethNothingDoing things with the kidsNot much time to watch TVKatie does the shopping!A guy who asked to have his girlfriend’s underwear signed

 

 

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Mike Neff
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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