We'll have Brad here in a few minutes!
Hang on a sec....he had to take a phone call....
How do you prepare for such a long season?
Long? Our season is long?....I think you have to find a spot in your life where things make sense and at piece with the world. You realize there will be a lot of challenges.
How many commemorative cans of Miller Lite did you buy after you were on it?
I don't have any yet. I want some though. Buy some though and send them my way.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you going into this season as the defending Sprint Cup champion?
Doing it again.
Very simple. Each week is another challenge. The first is Daytona.
what will it be like running with Joey this year?
I think it will make both of us better. We've already tested and opened my mind to new techniques and approaches that will hopefully lead to more success.
So, why do you think the women celebrities didn't come calling in the offseason like anticipated? Are you too nice?
Who said I anticipated it?
What's the rush?
Brad, great job last year. Do you see any difference between driving a Ford this year vs a Dodge last year other than the Gen6 changes?
I would say a different engine, where we're expecting an increase in performance in that.
Brad, how do you feel about the Start-and-Park situation?
I think it's a testament to the financial issues in the sport. Most of these teams want to race but just can't afford to. How can I hate on them for that?
Favorite off-season perk of being the Champion?
Just respect. People show you a ton of respect and that's pretty cool.
So, what happened to that big glass you were using after winning the championship?
I have it in safe keeping. It's right next to the arc of the covenant.
How's the tank-thing working out?
Still working on it. Still working on it. Got my best people on it right now.
Brad, What will be the key to your sucsess in the 2013 season?
I think it will be all about who can develop the new car the fastest. Which driver/team can work together to do it.
Before you retire from racing do you see yourself running full time in the truck series to be able to have a championship in each of the top three levels of NASCAR? Or do you just want to win a truck race to be the first father and son to do so?
Hell yeah. That would be awesome.
Hey Brad. Even though there has just been a few tests with the new car, what are you most excited about with the Gen-6 car?
Just that it looks cooler.
Hey Brad How did you like that Super Bowl? Were you at it?
Definitley went to the Super Bowl. I felt like I checked something huge off my bucket list for sure.
How do you feel about Rusty Wallace being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?
I'm really excited for him. I can't believe they're going to let me induct him.
BK, I hope that you have had an awesome off season. I was wondering how do you like the chances that young Ryan Blaney can bring BKR the truck championship this season? The young man has proven to quite the driver.
I think he's a solid talent. It's just a matter of putting the right pieces along with it.
How many wins in 2013?
My goal is to have 11 wins across three series. That's my goal. Not all of those are with me driving. That could be with Ross or Ryan in the trucks.
Congrats on winning the championship, the media is really marketing you as the new face of NASCAR, do you see yourself in that light ?
I am whatever you say I am. If I'm the new face of NASCAR, darn, that's quite an honor. But I have a lot of work to do too.
You going to give Rusty one of them big Miller Lite pilsner glass for his speech?
Yeah, maybe I should. I didn't even think of that....we'll probably just have fun and let him have his moment.
Brad, I was curious with as active as you are on twitter, how do you deal with the haters who have fake muscles behind the safety of a keyboard? Besides blocking them that is
I ignore the hell out of them.
In the future, do you think BKR might move to some NW races?
No, I'm quite happy with it being a truck team.
Will you be racing a truck at Eldora? If so, what are your expectations?Thanks!
We'll have trucks there, I will not be driving.
I'm glad people still want to talk to me!
Thanks for chatting Brad!