GRANT WINCHESTER

Company: RaceAgent
Position: Founder & CEO
Age: 23

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Charlotte.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?

Entire Life.

TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?

I love competition, no matter what it is I always want to either win or be the standout. You can find me at the race track on most weekends, either behind the wheel or meeting with clients. At one point, a few years back I was on the fast track to NASCAR as a driver but things happen for a reason. I took my calling in business and was extremely successful in the sponsorship acquisition category. Fueled by Faith, Family, and Friends, RaceAgent has quickly become one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports across 20 large racing series.

DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

I would say working at a Panthers game some years back, seeing the pride the panthers pull to the city is cool how the fan base supports foundations who support the team with volunteering.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY?

The motorsports community is huge in Charlotte, but just HUGE overall. A lot of calls and emails are just a reach for guidance on certain marketing avenues and how it’s done. Any time I can take the time to understand what these up and coming kids are facing, it’s a huge blessing when things go right for them with my help.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?

I still love to race myself. The determination to make it in NASCAR has always fueled me and will until I’m dead. Who knows what the future has in store, you may see me in a few NASCAR Camping World Truck Races here soon. I also love to golf, spend time with my beautiful girlfriend, and enjoy the outdoors.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?

As a person, married, as a business owner… RaceAgent present in 4 more Countries.

CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

To win a race in the Truck, Xfinity, or Cup Series. Or compete in the Chili Bowl.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?

Who knows.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

I didn’t go to college.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

My grandfather, he taught me hard work beats any obstacle that faces you.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

The Bible.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

Reasonable Doubt.

WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?

Okeechobee Music Festival this past March.