TULSA, OK - Russ Dugger has always had the itch to race, but what guy hasn't? That itch became a little too uncomfortable for the 38-year-old to deal with so he found his way into the driver seat on the Nascar truck series.
The life of a professional driver might sound nice, but unless you have a name like Petty or Earnhardt, breaking into the sport is very difficult. Dugger is a self made racer. His background is in music, but over the last ten years has climbed the ladder of racing.
"If it's got wheels I will race it," Dugger said when asked about what kind of racing he likes. "Everything from 190 mile per hour trucks to go-karts."
Dugger took a leap of faith a year ago when he quit his full time job to chase his dream of being a professional race car driver. This jump was not easy because he also has a family to support.
"Nobody will put more pressure on me than I put on myself," Dugger said about his desire to win on the track.
He knows at this point he is racing for sponsors and not for trophies.