30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Kevin Harvick

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This time, we’re going with the 35th place finisher.

Name: Kevin Harvick

Age: 42

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Team: Stewart Haas Racing

Odd 6

1. He has two kids, Keelan and Piper, with wife Delana.

2. He enjoys golfing, hunting, and family time.

3. He runs KHI, which represents athletes like UFC fighter Cowboy  Cerrone.

4. He runs the Kevin Harvick Foundation, which works to enrich the lives of children.

5. Thinking of the Kevin Harvick Foundation, it’s done projects with the Cal Ripken Jr Foundation such as the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Field.

6. He got married in Vegas two days after his Cup debut. Which is marriage goals, really.

30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Brad Keselowski

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re doing something a little different by featuring the 25th place starter from ISM Raceway.

Name: Brad Keselowski

Age: 34

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Team: Team Penske

Odd 6

  1. He shares daughter Scarlett and dog Tess with his wife, Paige.
  2. When not in the car, he likes Madden Football, University of Michigan football, Detroit Red Wings hockey, Detroit Lions football and U.S. history.
  3. He runs the Checkered Flag Foundation, which supports military members, veterans, first responders and their families, among others.
  4. He made a cameo in the recent movie Logan Lucky.
  5. He’s a third generation driver, behind his dad, uncle and grandfather.
  6. He owned a Truck Series team between 2008 and 2017.
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30 Odd 6 – William Byron

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’re cheating a little again this week by featuring the driver who finished 27th at Las Vegas.

Name: William Byron

Age: 20

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He’s an online student at Liberty University (who’s been a sponsor of his since 2014) and majors in business communications.
  2. In 2015, while attending high school AND racing full time, he became an Eagle Scout.
  3. Thinking of the Boy Scouts, he also earned the Good Scout Award in 2017. The award honors Charlotte community members who demonstrate what it means to represent and serve the Boy Scouts at a high level.
  4. He is a big fan of the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets.
  5. Outside of school and racing, he enjoys iRacing, working out and racing RC cars.
  6. While we’re on the topic of iRacing, his start in NASCAR was unique – he was so good at iRacing that he decided to take racing offline and onto the track. The rest, I guess, is history.
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30 Odd 6 – Darrell Wallace Jr

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re featuring the 32nd place driver from the Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Name: Darrell Wallace Jr

Age: 24

Hometown: Mobile, AL

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. Although he’s from Alabama, he grew up in Concord, North Carolina.
  2. Outside of the car, he enjoys photography, video games, paintball, and basketball.
  3. His mom ran track at the University of Tennessee.
  4. He played Bubba Wheelhouse in the movie Cars 3.
  5. He was in Forbes’ 30 under 30 Sports List back in 2013.
  6. I know I’m cheating a bit here, but he’s a graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program.
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30 Odd 6 – Mark Thompson

We’re back with 30 Odd 6! However, this one is a little different. For those who are new to Brake and Clutch, this is reserved for those who finish 30th or near 30th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, though, the 22nd-place finisher seems pretty interesting.

Name: Mark Thompson

Age: 66

Hometown: Cartersville, GA

Team: MBM Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. His brother was a writer for Walt Disney World until 1983; he’s now Phoenix Air’s COO.
  2. Thinking of Phoenix Air, he originally started it as a parachuting school but now, it’s an air transport company for the US and foreign government agencies. Mainly, it carries government employees who’ve been infected by diseases (ie bringing Americans who were infected by Ebola in Liberia back to the U.S.). It also provides tactical electronic warfare training services to the Navy, Air Force and Air National Guard.
  3. He was a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War.
  4. Thinking of flying, he’s got an ATP license (makes sense, given his connection to Phoenix Air) and has five type ratings.
  5. He has two grown children.
  6. He’s only four years younger than NASCAR itself (he’s 66, NASCAR is 70).