Kelly grew up in the beautiful state of Hawaii. As a child, her father introduced her to the world of motorsports. She attended the pits at local drag races and started to become passionate about cars and horsepower. After college, she followed her career path to become a Geologist, but remained active in the local car community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Big Island Auto Club and is a member of the Hawaii Classic Cruisers. In her spare time, she can be seen racing her 1966 Chevrolet “Nova” Pro Street car or riding her Harley Davidson.
Lee has a significant relationship with NAPA AUTO PARTS. Her experience with NAPA started when she was a NAPA customer as an owner of a local body and paint shop. In 2010, she became an employee of NAPA Parts Center Hawaii and served as store leader for more than five years. She is now managing the NAPA Parts Center Hawaii store and enjoys being surrounded by cars.
Lee was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience courtesy of NAPA AUTO PARTS and the No. 24 team this weekend in Las Vegas. The motorsports enthusiast was able to tour the NAPA AUTO PARTS hauler, meet Chase Elliott and sit atop the NAPA pit box with crew chief Alan Gustafson and the No. 24 engineers. This VIP experience was especially exhilarating with Elliott racing inside of the top 10 most of the race.
How has your experience as a guest of NAPA AUTO PARTS and the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team?
"It was so great! I had no idea about all of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes, like the inspection process. That was very interesting to see and learn about."
What was your favorite part of the day and what surprised you the most about your experience?
"It was such a great experience. Getting to see the race from the pitbox and watching the crew make pit stops up close was one of my favorite parts!"