Race car number: 5

Largest tattoo: A picture of Jesus riding a white horse, from the "Book of Revelation." Covers his back.

Family: Wife of 28 years, Orleen; four children: Sampson, 25; Samantha, 24; Synthia, 22, and Michael, 20.

Amount he can bench press: 350 pounds.

Weakness: Oreo cookies and milk

Races because: "I like the personal challenge of motor and machine, trying to tame it, you know, run it to its ragged edge."