Notes & Quotes: Bommarito Automotive Group 500

August 21, 2019

 Steve Gaddis joined AJ Foyt Racing earlier this year as a driver of the No. 14 ABC Supply Racing transporter. His previous racing experience came when he joined Chip Ganassi Racing in 2016 after a career as an over-the-road truck driver. We asked him a few questions…

 

Where were you born and raised?

SG: "Avon, Indiana (a suburb of Indianapolis)."


How did you get involved in racing? Where did it start for you? 

SG: "Scott Harner hired me in 2016 at Chip Ganassi. In February of 2019 he passed my name to George Klotz (Foyt Racing Team Director) and George hired me to work at the Indy shop."

 

What is your job and what does it entail? 

SG: "I’m one of the truck drivers out of the Indy-based shop. Make sure the truck is restocked between races, set up and break down the pits, keep the equipment clean during race weekends and I hold the stop board for the 14 car. "

 

What do you do on race day? 

SG: "Get the pits ready for the race get as much of the trucks preloaded as we can.   During the race hold the stop board and shoot water on the car after fueling."

Steve Gaddis holds the 14 sign during pit stops to indicate where to stop to Kanaan. 

 

What did you do before joining the Foyt team?