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Off the Wall With: Brad Keselowski

Welcome to Off the Wall With… where we ask your favorite drivers 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, 2012 Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski has all the answers.

What’s fun besides racing?

Keselowski: For me, I just like growing as a person. Any kind of growth I enjoy.

What’s the top item on your bucket list?

Keselowski: Win another Sprint Cup championship. That’s the racing bucket list. There is a non-racing bucket list, but when you combine the two, that still comes out on top.

Your go-to on movie night is:

Keselowski: I try not to watch the same movie over and over again. But my favorite movie would be Forrest Gump. Good movie.

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

Keselowski: Lately it’s been flowers for my girlfriend.

Most memorable fan interaction?

Keselowski: There’ve been a lot of them. What’s tough about that is that some fan that I’ve had a really great interaction with is going to read this — and there have been many — and they’re going to say, “I thought mine was the best.” And I feel really bad; it’s kind of like rating your kids. I really hate to give an answer to that, because I don’t like to rate them. What’s always difficult for me is signing a prosthetic. A lot of times they’re from service men or service women, and you’re always trying to figure out, “Should I ask, should I not ask?” It’s always very difficult to know what the right thing to say is.

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
Ryan Newman Anything outdoors Nothing-enjoy life every day! Tombstone Bread Anytime a kid asks a question
David Gilliland Riding 4-wheelers Deep-sea fishing in Alaska Days of Thunder Bananas Getting mistaken for Travis Kvapil (happens a lot)
Fast Jack Beckman Surfing Skydiving Any movie, especially action or sci-fi Bananas Hanging out with 11-year-old Jacob Delling
Brad Keselowski Personal growth Winning another Cup title Forrest Gump Flowers for my girlfriend All of them-it’s not fair to rate them!


About the author

Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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