Recently, I had the honor to interview Chase Cabre; a winning driver in the NASCAR K and N Pro Series! This is what he had to say:
Me – “Well my first question is looking back to when you started: where did you see this journey originally taking you?”
Chase – “When I first started in motocross, I thought that I was going to end up in the Supercross world. But things change for good reasons and I would never expect to be where I’m at today”
Me – “I completely agree that things change for good reasons and, I mean, it shows! In 2019 alone 4 pole awards, 205 laps led, 2 wins, 7 top 5s, and 10 top 10s, all in 12 races. I mean that’s an incredible accomplishment!”
Chase – “For sure, we had a lot of speed all season long and that’s a testament to the hard work that my whole Rev Racing crew puts in.”
Me – “Yes! You and your team consistently showed speed week in and week out!”
Me – “So I have been asked to present this question to a driver: What do drivers talk about when they’re standing around at driver intros before a race?”
Chase – “Haha that’s a good one. The topic normally starts with racing, and then leads to something totally random. I remember talking to Chase Purdy one time about going duck hunting as they were calling his name onto stage.”
Me – “That’s amazing! I can only imagine what it would be like to be one of those drivers talking before a big race!”
Me – “Now, you have gone up against some fierce competition! My question is: who is a driver in NASCAR who always seems to race you clean and you enjoy racing with?
Chase – Derek Kraus. Never laid a fender on one another. He’s definitely going to be high up in the sport one day!”
Me – “Just a few more! If you could turn back time and team up with a driver from the past, who would you want to be your teammate and why?”
Chase – “Tony Stewart… who wouldn’t want to be Tony’s teammate? Coming from the sprint car world, he’s been an idol of mine. On top of that, Tony isn’t afraid to speak his mind and that’s the mentality I’ve had in my racing career.”
Me – “So last question and I want to thank you so much for your time! What in your opinion makes for an exciting race?
Chase – “Absolutely man its a pleasure! A hard battle! Good battles always make for good racing.”
In my time talking with Chase, I really got to understand better, how NASCAR drivers act and feel about their competitors. In time, we will see how Chase develops as a driver; and as he gets to the higher levels of racing we will keep tabs on him not only as a driver, but also as a man in the NASCAR community!