More in life than racing
NASCAR drivers are known for their speed, but many of them also have other hobbies. Whether it’s a game of blackjack or enjoying the wonders of nature, each of these famous drivers have a unique way to enjoy their spare time.
Let’s go directly to the different hobbies on the list.
Tony Stewart: deer hunting
Tony Stewart, also known as Smoke, is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport. He has had three NASCAR Cup Series championships under his belt and is also the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing and the Superstar Racing Experience.
But Stewart is also known for his passion for deer hunting. Stewart has been hunting deer for more than 30 years and has put his hunting farm on the market, becoming the most expensive listing in Indiana.
Buying the property will be a big win for any big smoking lover!
Landon Cassel: Booker
Landon Cassill is a professional NASCAR driver who currently races for Team Kaulig Racing. He has also participated in tournaments such as the Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series.
Cassill has a few other hobbies up his sleeve outside the track. In particular, he is known for his love of poker, which he has played since he started racing. He has made notable plays at poker tournaments, including the recent StormX Invitations.
Number 77 was seated at the table with some great players, including celebrities and businessmen. Although he didn’t give his best, Cassel said he would train next time. Fortunately, he has plenty of online poker sites to practice on.
In the meantime, he’d better keep racing.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: cooking and a virtual Formula 1 race
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has followed his father’s tradition of being a successful NASCAR driver. Nicknamed the Pied Piper of Daytona, Earnhardt Jr made a name for himself when he won the Daytona 500 twice. Furthermore, he managed to win 26 times in the cup series.
Now that he’s retired, he spends a lot of his time on his other hobby: cooking. Del Junior was known for its unconventional tastes, such as the infamous “dagger”, which consists of bananas and mayonnaise. However, sometimes he goes out to cook other meals. Barbecue and biscuits are just two of his specialties.
Danica Patrick: Bartender
Danica Patrick made waves when she entered the IndyCar racing scene. Being one of the first women to win the Japan 300, she came to set the standard for drivers around the world.
Since her retirement, she has come to enjoy the finer things in life, like starting her own wine company. Named Somnium, meaning “dream” in Latin, Patrick described herself as balanced and intense as her wine.
Early in her racing career, she set foot on Napa Valley Vineyard and fell in love. Years later, after making a name for herself, she bought her own vineyard and developed her own wine business.
Jimmy Johnson: Running the Boston Marathon
Jimmy Johnson, who has won the NASCAR Cup Series seven times, remains one of NASCAR’s most famous drivers. Johnson is a five-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time Daytona 500 winner. He also won the Bakersfield 400 in 2016.
In his spare time, he is still an active person. Running is one of his favorite activities, especially in marathons. In 2017, he completed the Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 7 seconds, which he claimed wasn’t easy.
Johnson also participates in other endurance events, such as the Ironman Triathlon.