BY DAN GUTTENPLAN
It’s no wonder Alan Fuhrman fell in love with NASCAR at an early age.
He grew up listening to his father and uncles tell stories of the rivalry between Richard Petty and David Pearson -- all while growing up in Central Pennsylvania within driving distance of Sprint Car tracks such as Lincoln, Williams Grove and Port Royal.
“Naturally, we were brought into it,” Fuhrman said of his love for NASCAR. “Racing was ingrained at a very early age. Now as a father myself, I look forward to having my daughter enjoy it as well.”
Fuhrman recently talked about his love for NASCAR and membership in the Official NASCAR Members Club.
“I was a Mark Martin fan for a very long time, and then caught on to Kevin Harvick when he took over for Earnhardt. I eventually became a Kyle Larson fan and have been to this day after physically getting to see him on the track for the first time in 2013 at the Eldora Truck race. I had heard his name before that and knew he was an up-and-coming guy to watch, but I was blown away with the way he handled that truck, and have been blown away at his ability in anything I've seen him drive ever since. While last year was an unfortunate situation and a huge mistake he's had to come back from, it was truly entertaining and incredible to watch him win in everything he climbed into and in every series he ran. I am definitely looking forward to seeing what he can do in top equipment this year.”
“It was in May of 2018. I joined because I had gotten a promotional email about getting free shipping on an order from Lionel if I became a member. I then saw the cheaper items they offered as well as the VIP Experiences and joined to see what all they had to offer.”
“The best for sure was getting to go to the Fall Richmond race in 2018 through their VIP Experience. I took my Dad, we got to ride in the pace car, got a good bit of autographs at the drivers meeting, and then after enjoying the race from the pits, and got to celebrate in Victory Lane with Kyle Busch (while he's not my favorite driver, it was still awesome to get the experience).”