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.
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30 Odd 6 – Kasey Kahne

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re going with the 33rd-place finisher from Homestead.

Name: Kasey Kahne

Age: 37

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He has a two-year-old son named Tanner with his girlfriend.
  2. When not in the car, he likes working out and working on sprint cars.
  3. Thinking of working out, he’s been featured in magazines such as Runner’s World, Men’s Journal and ESPN The Magazine’s “Body” issue.
  4. He created the Kasey Kahne Foundation in 2005 to help support chronically ill kids and their families. Fundraising events include concerts, sprint car races and races such as the Five Kahne, a 5K whose route goes through uptown Charlotte.
  5. Thinking of philanthropy, he also hosted “The DRIVE” in the Seattle area with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The event, which included a concert and golf tournament, raised awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and proceeds went to help feeding youth and teaching them about living healthy lifestyles.
  6. He was also named to the President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation by President Bush in 2006.
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30 Odd 6 – Jeffrey Earnhardt

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Like in previous weeks, this week’s star is your 29th place driver from the Can Am 500.

Name: Jeffrey Earnhardt

Age: 28

Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Team: Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group

Odd 6

  1. He enjoys country music and his favorite band is Brooks & Dunn.
  2. Outside of the car, he likes to hunt and fish.
  3. He’s also an amateur in mixed martial arts. He won his first fight in May of 2012.
  4. His favorite food is lasagna.
  5. When it comes to movie time, his favorite to watch is 8 Seconds.
  6. He’s a fourth-generation NASCAR driver, with his hero being grandfather Dale Earnhardt.
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30 Odd 6 – David Ragan

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week’s star is your 30th place driver from the AAA Texas 500.

Name: David Ragan

Age: 31 (turns 32 on Christmas Eve)

Hometown: Unadilla, GA

Team: Front Row Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He’s been married for almost 5 years now – his wife’s name is Jacquelyn and their anniversary is coming up in December.
  2. They have two daughters, Julia (born June 2014) and Meredith (born March 2016).
  3. He enjoys restoring old cars, hunting and fishing in his spare time.
  4. He’s active in charity work with the Shriners and became a member in 2012.
  5. Cheating again this week, but he was discovered through the Discovery Channel show Roush Racing: Driver X.
  6. His dad, Ken Ragan, also used to drive in the Cup Series – at the time, it was the Winston Cup. His last race was in 1990.
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30 Odd 6 – Jamie McMurray

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Just like last week, the attention returns again to the 29th place driver from the drama-filled First Data 500.

Name: Jamie McMurray

Age: 41

Hometown: Joplin, MO

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing

Odd 6

  1. His house was once featured on the MTV show Cribs.
  2. His charity, the Jamie McMurray Foundation, is involved with Autism Speaks, among other autism awareness and research foundations, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
  3. He likes cycling, fishing and racing RC cars.
  4. He’s been married to his wife, Christey, for eight years now.
  5. They have two kids together, a son named Carter and a daughter named Hazel. Carter actually got stitches earlier this year after an accident in PE.
  6. He builds the karts that he races with (he still competes in some kart races).