10 Things You Didn’t know About … James Essex


“10 Things You Didn’t Know About ….” will be a regular feature throughout the 2017 racing season in which drivers and other dirt racing personalities will be asked ten random questions that will allow fans to learn more about the personalities of the people involved in this sport.

James Essex

Today’s Feature: James Essex

Date of Birth: July 5, 1963

Hometown: Greensburg, IN

Position: The voice of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Answers to the following questions will appear in red.

  1. What was your first personal vehicle?

A 1973 Oldsmobile.

  1. What type of music do you listen to?

I like 70’s and 80’s Country.

  1. What is your favorite pro or college sports team?

The Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Hoosiers would be my two favorites.

  1. What hobby do you have away from the track?

It used to be that collecting baseball cards was something I would do. I had quite a collection and then I sold it. Other than that, I don’t really have any hobbies, quite honestly.

  1. If you had a free vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?


  1. What is your all-time favorite movie or television show?

Forrest Gump

  1. Who is a non racer you admire(living or dead)?

Peyton Manning

  1. What is your favorite restaurant?

Outback Steakhouse

  1. Name a skill or ability you wish you had.

To sing

  1. Are you a late sleeper or an early riser?

Late sleeper

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