NASCAR interview: Austin Theriault

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NASCAR interview: Austin Theriault


NASCAR interview: Austin Theriault


Austin Theriault has had the humbling experience of making his first starts in the NASCAR Cup Series this season, which he didn’t think would happen and explains all about on this week’s podcast.

But the 25-year-old has quite the NASCAR story before getting to this point. Some might remember his horrific crash in the Truck Series race at Las Vegas in 2015, where he injured his back. Or maybe that he had the chance to work with both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski. Even that he’s a former ARCA Series champion, having worked with another recognizable name in Ken Schrader.

We dig into all of that, in addition to:

  • How the Vegas accident altered his career
  • The leadership style of Brad Keselowski and what Theriault learned that is still with him
  • Shedding some honestly while reflecting on his Xfinity Series starts with JR Motorsports
  • Stories from his ARCA championship and how the team had to outsmart the competition
  • How Theriault views his prospects in the Cup Series and keeping his eye on seats that could be opening