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Get to know Paul Nienhiser in the Macon Speedway Driver Spotlight
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Get to know Paul Nienhiser in the Macon Speedway Driver Spotlight

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Paul Nienhiser

Hometown: Chapin

Age: 22

Family: Single

Day job: Farmer

Car Model and Number: 410 Winged Sprint Car #9X

Nicknames: Still waiting for one to stick.

How did your racing career start? I won the 50/50 at a friend’s quarter midget race and purchased my first car. I graduated through the ranks and am now in my seventh season in a full size sprint car.

Racing history & accomplishments? 26 career sprint car wins; youngest feature winner in POWRi micros at age 13 in 2010; MOWA 2015 runner-up in points standings; 2016 $100k Silver Shootout 10th place finisher at Badlands Motor Speedway; 2018 winner of 23rd and final Queen’s Royal at St. Francois County Raceway; 2-time Tom Knowles Memorial Champion at Spoon River Speedway; 2nd winningest driver in MOWA series history

Racing idol? Tony Stewart. He’s won in everything from midgets, sprints, silver crown, IndyCar and NASCAR, with countless championships along the way. Since then he has given back, become a team owner on dirt and pavement, and continues to win races post-NASCAR retirement.

Who’s your biggest fan? My parents and my uncle David.

Can’t miss TV show? SportsCenter on ESPN

Favorite movie? Fast & Furious

Any hobbies in addition to racing? I try my hand at golf when time allows, but my game is rough right now! I do some hunting and fishing, as well as spending as much time with my close friends and family as I can.

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