March 12, 2009 12:07 PM

What You Don’t Know About: Ryan Dextraze

Get to know the team members of Roush Fenway Racing in this brand new feature, a exclusive!

Born: July 1, 1974
Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX
Residence: Kannapolis, NC
Status: Married to Nicole (Children: Jayden and Kynlee)
Team: #16 3M
Position: Underneath Mechanic/Catch Can Man
Years in Racing: 10
Years at Roush Fenway: 4

iPod Shuffle: (We went to Shuffle on Ryan’s iPod and these are the songs that came up first)

“Hillbilly Deluxe” by Brooks & Dunn
“Once a Cowboy” by Gabe Garcia
“New Orleans” by Kid Rock
“The Memory Remains” by Metallica
“Live Forever” by Pat Green & Cory Morrow

Favorite Holiday Song: “White Christmas”

Favorite Movies: 8 Seconds, Happy Gilmore, The Notebook

Favorite Websites (aside from

Favorite Magazine: Modern Science

Favorite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice

Favorite Cartoon: Inspector Gadget

Favorite Video Game: NASCAR ’09 (Xbox 360)

Worst Habit: Texting

First Job: Sweeping floors at Wyatt Muffler

What superpower would you most like to have? To be a superdad

If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be?

Favorite athlete to watch in a sport other than NASCAR: Dirk Nowitski (Dallas Mavericks; NBA)

Favorite Sesame Street Character: Big Bird

Favorite City to Visit: Pagosa Springs, CO

Favorite Meal: Italian Battered Chicken Breast

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Candy Bar: Butterfinger

Favorite Track: Bristol

Least Favorite Track: Talladega

Best NASCAR Moment: Winning first Cup race at Kansas (September 30, 2007)

Worst NASCAR Moment: Getting wrecked at Talladega in 2008, taken out of contention for Championship

Name three things on your “bucket list”: Win a Cup Championship

What do you like most about yourself? Ask my kids

What do you like least about yourself? Ask my wife

What is your motto? “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”

Who is your hero? My Dad Jeff Dextraze

Facebook or MySpace? Facespace

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