Retired Odd 6

Retired Odd 6 – Danica Patrick

Remember 30 Odd 6 during the season, which focused on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? This is the same idea, only for retiring drivers instead. She has a few races left in her, but I figured she still counts.

Name: Danica Patrick

Age: 35

Hometown: Roscoe, IL

Team: Stewart Haas Racing

Odd 6

  1. Probably obvious since she’s from Illinois, but her favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears.
  2. She loves the movie Anchorman so much that she knows every line in it.
  3. She’s appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and several other fashion magazines.
  4. She won the celebrity athlete episode of Chopped in 2013.
  5. She’s been a presenter at several ESPY Awards.
  6. Out of the car, she enjoys shopping, physical fitness, yoga, sewing, listening to music and cooking.
Retired Odd 6

Retired Odd 6 – Matt Kenseth

Remember 30 Odd 6 during the season, which focused on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? This is the same idea, only for retiring drivers instead. Next up, someone known for his dry humor.

Name: Matt Kenseth

Age: 45

Hometown: Cambridge, WI

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

Odd 6

  1. Sort of a no-brainer since he’s from Wisconsin, but his favorite NFL team is the Green Bay Packers. He even got to swap helmets with Brett Favre in 2003.
  2. He and his wife wrote a book called Matt Kenseth’s Race Against Bullying, which helps teach kids on what to do if they’re faced with bullying.
  3. His cats are featured every year in a “Pit Road Pets” calendar that benefits Greg Biffle’s foundation.
  4. Outside of the car, he likes motorcycles, fantasy football, mountain biking, skiing, cycling, snowmobiling, hunting and reading.
  5. Thinking of his love of reading, he was featured on a “READ” poster for the American Library Association
  6. He has four kids – Ross, Kaylin, Grace and Clara. You may know Ross, who made his Xfinity Series debut in 2015, through his own auto racing career.
#TBT

#TBT – NASCAR Victory Lap

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. Viva Las Vegas, everyone, it’s time to party with this year’s playoff drivers! We’ve got a look back at a Victory Lap from a few years ago.

2013

Jimmie Johnson getting lost and lots of rubber sure sounds a lot like Vegas. Plus, there are some retired drivers in there (looking at you, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon). I am impressed with Biffle’s burnout – that was exactly what I was hoping someone would do.

For extra fun, here’s the view from Carl Edwards’ car during the event (I would NOT recommend watching this if you get motion sickness and/or car sickness).

Retired Odd 6

Retired Odd 6 – Dale Earnhardt Jr

Remember 30 Odd 6 during the season, which focused on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? This is the same idea, only for retiring drivers instead. We’re starting with the most popular retiree.

Name: Dale Earnhardt Jr

Age: 43

Hometown: Kannapolis, NC

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He owns a restaurant/bar/nightclub franchise called Whisky River (I’ve been to the one in Charlotte, NC, and 10/10, would recommend),
  2. His favorite team outside of racing is the Washington Redskins.
  3. He proposed to his wife, Amy, on a trip to Germany in 2015 (#goals, if anyone wanted to know lol).
  4. He and his sister Kelly Earnhardt Miller run the Dale Jr Foundation, which gives underprivileged people, especially the youth, the ability to improve their confidence and education as well as an opportunity to achieve their goals.
  5. He has a personal car collection that includes a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro (LUCKY!), a 2001 Corvette C5-R with a Le Mans wing, a 2005 Corvette, a 2001 “Intimidator SS” Camaro and a 1948 Chevrolet truck.
  6. When not in the car, he enjoys music, traveling and NASCAR history.
30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6, Season-End Edition – Aric Almirola

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Today, we’re taking a different approach – the star finished 29th in standings at the end of the season.

Name: Aric Almirola

Age: 33

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He’s of Cuban descent – his dad came to the U.S. in the 1960s during the Cuban Freedom Flights.
  2. In fact, he was even born on a US Air Force base – Eglin Air Force Base, to be exact.
  3. He’s married and his wife’s name is Janice. She has other family connections to NASCAR – her dad raced motorcycles and was a NASCAR crew chief.
  4. They have two kids together, Alex (age 5) and Abby (age 4).
  5. He enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking and snow skiing.
  6. His grandfather used to race dirt sprint cars and was the one who introduced Aric to racing.