Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live a race week in the life of one of the biggest rising stars in stock car racing? Speed Stick is giving me the opportunity to do just that, as I’ll be shadowing sophomore racecar driver Cole Whitt as he preps for race day while receiving a behind-the-wheel look at the drive and pressures of Daytona 500.
23-year-old Cole Whitt enters his second full-time Sprint Cup Series season after progressively climbing the NASCAR racing ranks of the Nationwide, Camping World Truck and K&N series. The Alpine, CA native made his transition to stock cars after an early career in open-wheel racing, which included a 2008 USAC National Midget championship. Cole and the #35 Speed Stick brand Ford team make their first appearance on track this month for Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
This should be a pretty amazing weekend, and I’m really psyched to meet Cole and his team, and partake in the ultimate racing experience at Daytona. Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing my Daytona experiences daily from now through Sunday.
And who knows, I maybe I’ll even be able to track down this guy!