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Off the Wall With: Spencer Massey

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, we’ve got NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey on the hot seat.

What’s fun besides racing?

Massey: Drag racing is my entire life. Pretty much drag racing IS my fun, but I love traveling. I love driving down the road. I drive my motorhome to all the races, traveling from town to town and getting to hang out with all our fans, that’s what I love doing. But drag racing is what I really love.

What’s the top item on your bucket list?

Massey: To win the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Your go-to on movie night is:

Massey: Caddyshack.

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

Massey: Frozen pizzas.

Most memorable fan interaction?

Massey: When I won the Gatornationals this year, all the fans were so deeply-hearted happy for our entire Don Schumacher Racing team because Don Schumacher had cancer and just beat it. For both Ron Capps and my team to have won, everybody out here was so blessed to be here and honored for us all to have won for Schumacher. That’s my favorite.

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!
Spencer Massey Traveling and driving Winning an NHRA Mello Yello title Caddyshack Frozen pizzas Their reaction to Gatornationals win


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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