Local interest in NASCAR includes a familiar boss

Commerce, TX – The warmup for the new NASCAR season was held Saturday night at Daytona. Jeff Gordon finished last at the Budweiser shootout while Jimmie Johnson finished fourth.

If you're a big fan of those drivers, then you're in the same camp with Texas A&M University-Commerce President Keith McFarland. The North Carolina native grew up as a fan of stock car racing and is the owner of two classic cars.

Listen to NASCAR observations from Dr. McFarland throughout the week on KETR 88.9 as speedweek continues at Daytona.