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Off the Wall With: Ashley Freiberg

On the spot this week: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rookie Ashley Freiberg, who will be splitting her time in 2016 between Turner Motorsport’s No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 in the GT-Daytona class and Starworks Motorsport’s No. 88 in the Prototype Challenge class.

What’s fun for you besides [car] racing?

Cyclocross racing. It’s an off-road race on a bicycle. The course is usually about two miles long. The race is 45 minutes long and its an all-out sprint through tight turns in the woods or a grassy field. You do have to get off your bike and carry it over obstacles.

What’s the top item on your bucket list?
[To] race at Le Mans. Doesn’t matter what it’s in.

What’s your go-to on movie nights?
I don’t watch much TV. Some kind of comedy, nothing particular.

What’s the one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Probably eggs. I eat a lot of eggs.

What’s your most memorable fan interaction?
There was this little girl at [VIR]. Her dad comes to me and says, “My daughter doesn’t think girls can drive race cars.” She was this little sweet girl, all decked out in pink, glasses and all.

She looked up at me. I said, “You don’t think girls can drive cars?” She says no. “Well, I drive this car. Not only can we drive these cars, we can win.”  Her face just lit up. She was blown away. Later on, she was telling her dad about how she wanted to become a race car driver.

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
Alex BowmanWorking on carsRoad trip through EuropeEntourage on TVDoc 360Riding through the campground at Martinsville
Daniel HemricWorking on race carsSkydive soloDays of ThunderGumVisiting a children’s hospital
John ForceRacing with granddaughter AutumnWin another championshipMad MaxToothpaste, champagne, and energy drinkAutographing a pig
Sam Hornish, Jr.Projects, especially with daughtersHiking the Appalachian TrailThe DepartedMonsterBeing cussed out for refusing to sign a body part
Graham RahalGolf & college footballWinning the Indianapolis 500Fiancée Courtney usually picks!Kona Big Wave BeerSigning a kid’s forehead
Courtney ForceCooking with niece and nephewsWinning a championshipSomething with Will FerrellCheeseSeeing signature tattooed on a person
Robbie ReiserHuntingSeeing kids be successfulDoesn’t watch moviesCookiesCute girls
Ben KennedyWakeboarding and triathlonsTraveling and spending time in AustraliaTalladega Nights or Wedding CrashersBananasMeeting an individual with ALS
Brittany ForceTraveling or going to the moviesSkydivingA comedy or a dramaGranola and yogurtGetting proposed to
Tyler ReddickPhysical activity or watching NetflixWinning a Sprint Cup raceBullittCranberry Juice, orange juice and sushiCan’t repeat it!
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Phil Allaway
Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor. Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

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