With the season underway, the independent driver, Cal Naughton Jr., best friends with Ricky Bobby forming their famous shake and bake duo, has decided to take his talents to the Short Track Simulation Circuit on route to hopefully one day become a driver in the Stock Car Online Racing League. Cal had grown up around star racer Ricky Bobby his whole life and had been best friends with them since they were young, forming the nickname of shake and bake. They worked on pit crews together as they were older and when Ricky got his big shot, he promised to one, go fast, and two, get Cal Naughton Jr. to the big leagues one day. That day has arrived and with the new sponsorship of both Old Spice and McDonald’s, he looks to become a force moving forward.
What Cal brings to the table is that he is a dedicated and crafty driver, given an archetype of Wheelsman and looking to carve and dip around the short tracks on route to one day getting his shot at the bigger tracks. Cal is known for his consistency and his qualifying ability at the start of his young career and hopes that can help him get into the early races and do well in them. He makes his debut in Season 2 on April 19th, 2018 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, AL in front of a hopefully raucous crowd. With Cal being born in Mississippi, he will have family and friends travel to Alabama for his career debut.
When interviewed before the race day, Cal Naughton said, “I’d like to thank Jesus for the opportunity I have today to be a professional race car driver.” He then followed up his comment about Jesus by stating, “I like to think of Jesus with like giant eagles wings and singin’ lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd with like an Angel Band, and I’m in the front row, and I’m hammered drunk…”
He finished off the interview with one quote to the rest of the drivers, “Now, I’ve got a message for all the other drivers out there. If you smell a delicious, crispy smell after the race, it’s not your tailpipe. It’s just a little of Shake…and Bake!”