Bio

 

Name: Danny Dietrich III

Birth date: May 21st, 1988

Hometown: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Marital Status: Engaged to Rachael Thomas

Chassis: Maxim Chassis

Engine Builder: Don Ott Racing Engines

Car Owner: Gary Kauffman

Crew: Jake Sgrignoli, Cody Heikes, Shawn Kessel, & Chook Whitehead

Years Racing: 16

Wins: 85

Championships: Lincoln Speedway 410 Points Champion in 2012 & HoseHeads Central Pa Points 2017

Interests: Golfing, vacationing & relaxing with friends

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Favorite Music: Anything

Favorite Band: Garth Brooks & Eminem

Favorite Food: Filet Mignon

Favorite Beverage: Green Tea

Favorite Restaurant: Chili’s

When and how did you get started in racing? Growing up watching my dad I always wanted to race and be as good as he was and as soon as I turned 14 he let me build a car with a 305 for 6 races in 2002.

Who had the biggest impact on your racing career and why? My Dad and Brother. Growing working on their cars really helped learn the ropes of a sprint car.

What would you be doing if you weren’t racing? Crew Chief for someone and making more time for going to the beach and golfing.

What is your favorite aspect of racing? The competitiveness of racing at such a high level.

What is your greatest accomplishment/best memory? Winning the 2016 National Open.