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Salvatore Iovino is on the fast track to becoming one of the biggest names in NASCAR
December 12, 2016

Written By: LaBlaq Creativ

Salvatore Iovino is on the fast track to becoming one of the biggest names in NASCAR. He’s not only the new kid on the block, he is new to stock car racing. He may be a rookie, but Iovino quickly amassed a huge fan base and took home the “Most Popular Driver Award” this year. In short, he’s had a pretty spectacular year. We sat down with the trailblazing speedster to get a better look under the hood and see what Iovino is made of… Below is our interview.

INCLINE MAGAZINE X SALVATORE IOVINO

INCLINE MAGAZINE: Congratulations on being awarded the most popular NASCAR Driver, what does that mean to you?
SALVATORE IOVINO: It’s very exciting, and so very humbling. Especially, in my first season of NASCAR. I can’t thank my fans enough because they are the ones who have been supporting me.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: What makes you different why are so many people following you on Facebook and Instagram after such a short time?
SALVATORE IOVINO: My story is different than your typical NASCAR Driver. Your typical NASCAR driver is usually someone born into the NASCAR family. They’ve been racing their entire life, as young as eight-years old. My story didn’t start there. My story started last year! I’m really the underdog. I’m racing against people that have been racing their entire life. To be able to go out there with limited stock car experience and be competitive I think peaks peoples interest a little more because it’s not the same story.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: What motivated you to be involved?
SALVATORE IOVINO: I had a buddy that raced last season in NASCAR and we met years ago in drag racing. When he made the jump over to stock car racing, he said ‘hey Sal, you need to come try this out’. At first, I said ‘No, I think I like 1500hp in my car drag racing and the cars you guys race are only 600-700hp”. So I had a little bit of ego but he finally convinced me to come over and I go into a car that only had 400hp and I did 20 laps around the track and I crashed. It crushed my ego. And I had a whole new respect for stock car racing! From their I went out and bought a simulator and I got into as many races a possible.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: Now that you have a respect for it, what is going through your head during every lap? Do you go in a trance and think strictly on racing?
SALVATORE IOVINO: In the beginning of the season I was thinking ‘Oh G-d, what is going to happen’. I got to survive the race. My first half of the season was focused on still learning the fundamentals. Towards the end of the season my mental approach was more aggressive. I was only thinking ‘I gotta pass this car, I gotta pass this car’. I would just keep motivating myself to keep going and getting better.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: How do you juggle race life, business life and family life?
SALVATORE IOVINO: You know it’s funny you say that, because I actually have a youtube series that I’m creating and it’s called “Juggling Race Life with Family Life”. It’s actually a pretty good hit, each episode has been getting 20k views.
[Click here to subscribe to Sal's YouTube Channel] The people who follow me are able to see me as a person and not just an image.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: You not only race and have a family, you also are a business man. In 2017 what do you have in store for your business Integrated Tower Services LLC?
SALVATORE IOVINO: The business is going to continue to be a stressful industry. The industry I work in is not for the faint of heart and its very fast paced industry. What we are is a contract carrier for companies like Verizon, AT&T, so it’s a very demanding job. The company is going to keep rolling on and I think next year is going to a big year for us.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: What motto do you live by?
SALVATORE IOVINO: If you are going to do something, do it all the way or don’t do it at all. That’s how I am with everything. If I do something I am going to put every ounce of energy into it.

INCLINE MAGAZINE: If you had a chance to pick any car to amp up and race it old school or new school, what color, make and model would it be?
SALVATORE IOVINO: Old Schoool- 1969 Dodge Charger, Black
New School- 1993 Supra, White

INCLINE MAGAZINE: Wrapping up what is the most important advice you would give to someone who desires to become an entrepreneur?
SALVATORE IOVINO: There is going to be a lot of bumps in the road. My advice is to keep your head, you are successful if you keep going and work through the barriers. Its not easy and it's stressful, but keep going. And don’t be afraid to ask for help.

KEEP UP WITH THE RACER VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter: saliovinoracing
Facebook: Salvatore Iovino Racing
Instagram: salvatoreiovinoracing

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