Humpy Wheeler was at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a reception for the recent National Association of Attorneys General meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. Wheeler has played a large role in the growth of NASCAR as the past owner of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway near Charlotte, NC. You can learn more about Humpy Wheeler here.
Recently, in an off-track but still automotive related pursuit, Wheeler provided the voice for “Tex,” a 1975 Cadillac Coupe de Ville cartoon character, in the 2006 Pixar hit film Cars.
I thought it would be interesting to interview Mr. Wheeler and talk about how the recent economic times have hurt a sport with an audience that is primarily blue collar middle income families.
If you have any interest in NASCAR you’ll enjoy his insight and observations. His comments of reducing the cost of the sport and increasing the entrainment value are insightful.