Texas Motor Speedway Honorary Pit Crew Member


Joe Jurosek

Jurosek has been in the Automotive & Sales Industry for over 30 years. The NASCAR enthusiast is a Dallas, Texas, native, and spends the majority of his time managing a 40-bay shop which he recently signed on as a Certified NAPA AutoCare Center. Jurosek is a family man who has raised three wonderful children while attending church every Sunday and being actively involved in events, fundraisers and youth functions at his church. He enjoys fishing on the Gulf and kayaking in his free time.

Jurosek started his day off with a VIP tour of the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS hauler before having the opportunity to meet the No. 24 NAPA driver Chase Elliott. Jurosek, a loyal NAPA customer, was able to get photos, autographs and spend time with the Rookie of the Year contender. Then, Jurosek headed to the grid for pre-race ceremonies standing with the NAPA team for the national anthem, invocation and command for driver’s to start their engines. Finally, to cap off a once-in-a-lifetime experience he was able to sit atop the No. 24 pit box behind crew chief Alan Gustafson and the NAPA engineers as Chase raced at Texas Motor Speedway.

Joe Jurosek

Joe Jurosek

WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO MEET CHASE ELLIOTT AND WHAT’S BEEN THE BEST PART OF YOUR DAY SO FAR?
“EXCITING. I WISH I COULD COME UP WITH A BETTER WORD. BEING IN THE GARAGE.”

DID ANYTHING SURPRISE YOU ABOUT YOUR DAY?
“YES, MY NAME ON THE CAR AND HOW HOSPITABLE EVERYONE HAS BEEN, ESPECIALLY CHASE.”

Joe Jurosek

Joe Jurosek