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Local Texan celebrity, breaks all barriers! Mark Koegel, 60, pursues his lifelong dream of racing in ARCA and then on to NASCAR. Companies across the nation are joining the excitement as Mark gains momentum in capturing Fortune 1000 sponsorship to showcase his skills.
"In performIng all the years I have raced, the wins were great, the friendships were the greatest," says Koegel.
I have been interested in racing cars all my life. But as with everything else, rearing a family, work and life got in the way of my biggest dream: racing in ARCA and eventually NASCAR. I began to think about calling it quits...but then the unthinkable happened....
A friend from work needed a driver for one night just to keep his points. All I had to do is finish the race. Well, the car ran so good I finished second. I beat a large field of young drivers. That was nice.
The whole time I was racing the kids would watch TV with me and I would tell them I knew this guy or that guy. They would humor me and say yes we know. Then last year we were watching Daytona, a guy crashed real bad, I point at the TV and they say YES WE KNOW you know him. I did. It was Barry Fitzgerald from 35 years ago. I called him the next day. He said he will be in Texas racing next. I need to come out and help. After the races we sat in a café talking about old times and he says YOU CAN DO THIS. The car owner said I can help any time I want to at any track. Then The big one, YOU CAN DRIVE ONE OF MY CARS.
It's good to talk.