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Off the Wall With: Alexis DeJoria

Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers the same five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has the inside scoop.

What’s fun besides racing?

DeJoria: Going on adventures with my family. Going to places that we’ve never been and experiencing it together.

What’s the top item on your bucket list?

DeJoria: Bungee jumping. I’ve skydived and done all that but I’ve never bungee jumped.

Your go-to on movie night is:

DeJoria: Usually some type of horror film or sci-fi. Something that keeps me from falling asleep.

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

DeJoria: Green drinks. Vegetable juices.

Most memorable fan interaction?

DeJoria: When I was in Top Alcohol Funny Car, it was in Pomona, I had a woman come up to me and she was so excited to meet me that she started crying. She was shaking and I thought “Wow!” It was such an honor that someone would feel that great about having a moment with me and it made me want to cry. That was a huge deal.

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 Whitt Fishing Visiting Bora Bora God’s Not Dead Ground Turkey Getting called by the wrong name
Joey Logano Nothing Winning a Martinsville clock Miracle Yogurt Signing an arm so they could have it tattooed on
Ron Capps Watching other racing Going into space Something with Will Ferrell in it A receipt Visiting the Zoo at Brainerd
Casey Mears Playing with my kids Winning another Sprint Cup race Good Will Hunting Eggs Meeting with U.S. soldiers
Alexis DeJoria Family adventures Bungee jumping Something horror or sci fi Vegetable juices A fan who cried when she met me


About the author

A writer for Frontstretch since 2002, and editor since 2006, Toni heads up the NHRA coverage for the site. She’s responsible for post-race coverage in the weekly Pace Laps multi-series round-up along with the weekly Nitro Shots column featuring news and features from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. An award-winning former writer for the Presbyterian Church, Toni works in web design and freelances with writing in North Carolina.

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love to watch / smell / listen to top fuel cars / have been addicted since 1975

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