Auto Club Speedway Honorary Pit Crew Member


Mark Eisenman

Eisenman has been with NAPA AUTO PARTS for 27 years, during which time he has worked for two different and exciting jobbers, as well as a five-year stint with Genuine Parts. He’s learned in his time that one of the most valuable assets a store has is its relationships with their good customers. Eisenman raised two daughters that wanted to grow up to be NAPA drivers alongside his wife, Elizabeth, who is also a Hendrick Motorsports fan.

The racing enthusiast started his day off with a tour of the No. 24 NAPA hauler before doing a VIP meet and greet with Chase Elliott inside of the No. 24 hauler. He and his wife were able to get photos, autographs and spend time with the 20-year-old driver. Then, Eisenman headed to the grid for pre-race ceremonies standing next to the NAPA car for the national anthem, invocation and command for driver’s to start their engines. Finally, Eisenman was able to sit atop the No. 24 pit box behind crew chief Alan Gustafson as Chase raced his way to his career-best Sprint Cup finish.

Mark Eisenman

Mark Eisenman

What did it mean to have your name on the car and what was your favorite experience of the day?
“I'm humbled that my name is on the car. It's a neat feeling. This was my first time sitting on top of a pit box. That was a cool experience.”

What was it like meeting Chase?
“Chase seemed down to earth and humble for his age. I was a big Truex fan, but Chase is converting me to be a fan of his quickly. He’s a good kid to cheer for.”