Noah welcomes 4x NASCAR Heat Pro League Winner and Summer Showdown Champion Maxwell Castro to the show to discuss his incredible story of how he got into the eRacing world, from surviving a brass knuckles attack to racing for Chip Ganassi's gaming team.
1. California has Its place in NASCAR, but not nearly as much as the Southeast does. How did you get into it?
"I grew up playing one of the oldest NASCAR games ever—NASCAR Racing by Papyrus. I've always had a love for NASCAR and racing, but I never really went after it until my later years. I'm so glad I did because now I am living my dream."
2. How did you become a eRacer in the NASCAR Heat 5 Pro League?
"I was working at my old job one day, when an armed robber came into the store. I ended up getting hit in the face with a pair of brass knuckles. I narrowly avoided having all of the bones on the right side of my face shattered via the impact. I ended up losing my job, and had a lot of time on my hands. So I used that time to get big into NASCAR Heat. Qualifier after qualifier, I finally made it to the Pro League."
3. You race for Ganassi Gaming. But, earlier this summer it was announced that Chip Ganassi would be selling his team and assets to Trackhouse. And, there's also a new NASCAR game coming out. What does all of this mean for your career?
"Honestly? I don't know yet. I'd like to still keep racing, whether it be for Trackhouse or another team, but I just don't know right now. But, I will say that with the new rFactor physics engine that the new NASCAR game has, I think I will adapt to it well. Now, I just have to show the racing world the same thing."