What’s a typical day for you like?
I got into racing through video games and simulators, so until this day, I spend something around 3-4 hours a day just driving in simulators and training for the next race I have. Beside that I train hard on my fitness level to be as strong as possible in the car. And in the free time that I have, I usually spend on the beach in Israel.
How do you train for races?
I’m training pretty much every day with video games and simulators.
Do you feel motorsports lacks diversity?
I drove in many championships and cars all over the world, so I used to drive in very diverse championships. When I came to the states for the first time, I realized that most of the drivers are American, but you can see that there are more and more foreign drivers from different countries. And I’m happy to be one of them, especially as an Israeli which as on the other side of the world.
Are you excited to be the first Israeli to race in the NASCAR top series for BK Racing?
Absolutely! Racing in the top level of motorsports is something I dreamed of since I was a child racing in go karts. I think this is amazing that 15 years ago I played in NASCAR Game on the computer and on Sunday I’m actually going to make it for real. I’m really excited about opportunity to drive for BK Racing in the #23 EarthWater Toyota!
If you could do any race over again, which would it be, and why?
Definitely Mid-Ohio 2016 with Xfinity. I drove an old Dodge car with no chance of winning from the back of the field to the top 3 in a pouring rain conditions, and found myself fighting for the win in my first ever Xfinity race which was a crazy experience that I will never forget and I would love to do that again.
If your friends and family could describe you in three words what would those words be?
Fastest. JK. I’m well known as a guy that always smiles. Doesn’t matter what happens to me, I always try to keep myself smiling, especially when I’m winning!
What is the most daring thing you’ve done outside of racing?
100% of my life is around motorsport. The only time I had to do something different is when I served in the in the Israeli military and had to something different from racing, that was definitely a unique experience.
If NASCAR decided to let you have a passenger, and you got to choose whomever, who would you pick?
Neil Young, hope he will like my driving as much as I like his music.
What was your experience with our products? Would you recommend it to others?
Part of my preparation for my first race in Cup level was training extremely hard to be in the best condition I can for the race. I’ve got a box of EarthWater Fulhum and I can definitely say that I feel much better on my recovery from hard training and also feel much better in my daily routine. So if I will recommend it to others? You already know the answer.
How do you like to unwind after a race?
I grew up in Israel, less than a mile from the beach, so until today I used to spend a lot of time in the beach and the sea. Israel has summer almost 365 days a year, so the first thing I do after coming back to Israel from a race is to go and spend time in the beach, salty water, hot weather, just chilling.
Last words for our fans and consumers?
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” Muhammad Ali