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Keith McGee ‘My goal is to improve every week’

Photo Courtesy of: Keith McGee Racing

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

Alaskan and Air Force veteran Keith McGee has big racing plans for the 2020 NASCAR racing season, that is if funding falls just right.

In 2019, he made four starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, tallying up two-top ten and three top-15 finishes.

McGee’s best finish of 10th not only occurred twice but came back-to-back at Meridian and Roseville.

Prior to 2019, he spent time in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series just narrowly missing the championship. He would finish the 2018 season with two wins, eight top-five finishes and five podiums.

Ultimately, he went on to finish second in the NASCAR Whelen Series but won the Championship in the Pro Grand National Series. 

McGee has been known to sport neon colors on both his firesuit and race car. “The neon colors pay tribute to the different forms of cancer my mom has battled. She is currently going through chemo for a re-occurrence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”

(Photo Courtesy of: Keith McGee Instagram)

Fast forward to 2020.

McGee found himself as one of a handful of drivers making the trip to Daytona International Speedway with Our Motorsports. McGee joined Andy Seuss, Sebastian Arias, and Ronnie Osmer for the two-day ARCA test.

He went on to make laps on Friday and Saturday and told Kickin’ the Tires the opportunity to make laps at Daytona was a ‘dream come true.’

“Anytime I get to leave the subzero temperatures of Alaska and get into a race car is a blessing,” said McGee.“To do it at Daytona of all places, it made it even more meaningful for me.”

While his 2020 plans are unknown, McGee knows what he’d like to do if the funding is available.

“If the funding is there, I will run a few ARCA races, then move up to Trucks or straight into the Xfinity car.”

With that said, his goals still remain intact and at the forefront for this season.

“My goal for 2020 is to improve every week, finish inside the top-10, and get my first win of my professional career.”


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