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Crew Member Spotlight: Matt Pitts

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Matt joined the BHR family earlier this season and has been an asset to the team since the day he started. We chatted with him this week, take a look at his interview below:

Name: Matt Pitts

Position: Truck Chief / Car Chief

Hometown: Bismarck, Illinois

Years in racing: 13

Q: What is your favorite racing moment? A: I was working at GMS Racing, and we won Bristol Motor Speedway with Sam Mayer. There’s just something about winning at The Coliseum. It’s a pretty cool place and a dream of everyone to win there.

Q: What got you interested in working in racing? A: I’ve been around racing my entire life. My uncle is actually in the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, and my cousin runs late models now.

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on you and your career? A: Bobby Dotter. I really respect his opinion. He’s taught me a lot.

Q: Where did you work before coming to BHR? A: GMS Racing.

Q: What’s your favorite part about your job? A: I get paid to work on race cars. I’d say that’s a pretty cool job.

Q: What’s your favorite city to visit? A: St. Louis. It’s always a lot of fun when we go there.

Q: What are your hobbies away from the shop? A: My son and I have chickens, so we’re always working on the chicken coop. It’s kind of our little thing.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant to eat at on the road? A: Hard 8 BBQ in Texas.

Q: Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? A: Tiny elephant.

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? A: I’d say having intuition would be a cool superpower. You’d be able to see what’s about to happen.

Q: If your life was a TV show, what would be the name of the show? A: It’s not really a name, but it’s my moto in life: If you’re going to be dumb, you have to be tough or go big or go home.

Q: Do you have any superstitions? A: I definitely do. No green race cars, the number 13, and no peanuts at the race track.


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