Team Jimmy Joe has gone to work, scouring the annals of elementary, junior high, and high school yearbooks to find the old school pictures of your favorite NASCAR drivers that they probably never wanted you to see. But that’s what we do. Investigatin’ reportin’, and the results are both funny and surprising, and in some cases, prolific. And if there was one commonality amongst these high-powered drivers in their youth, it was their love for laser beams and kitty cats.
The Forgotten School Pictures of Today’s NASCAR Drivers
2-time superlative winner at John W. North High School, Kevin Harvick flashes both his “Best Hair” and “Best Smile” in his senior pic.
Ryan Blaney and his well thought out senior quote.
Before beating drivers to the finish line, band geek Jimmie Johnson pounded the drums for Granite Hills High.
Trevor Bayne caught in a deep moment of reflection with his kitty Daytona.
Martin Truex, jr… Even in 3rd grade, he preferred the high groove.
Before 6th grader Kyle Busch became “Rowdy”, he was thoughtfully referred to as “Roadkill”.
David Ragan was not only on the homecoming court At Perry High in Unadilla Georgia, he was also 3rd string long snapper.
For Austin Dillon’s senior pic, he chose to pose with his prom date, Miss Squashy.
Ryan “Rocket Man” Newman has his trajectory set way back in the 5th grade.
Party animal Landon Cassill of Jefferson High.
Rickey Stenhouse, jr., 10th grade, with his best bud Mrs. Mittens.
Paul Menard ~ As his senior pic proves, you don’t have to dress down to be a killer dodge ball sniper
Matt Kenneth, not one to ever hide his pubescent high school urges.
2nd-grade fashionista Kyle Larson.
Kasey Kahne, the white Lionel Ritchie of Enumclaw High School.
A totally mesmerizing Denny Hamlin, 11th grade, Manchester High School.
A.J. Allmendinger, first chair cymbals, Leigh High School Marching Band
Danica Patrick may have dropped out of Hononegah Community High, but her “helmet hair” was always in.
When it came to the ladies at Durango High, Kurt Busch “caught’em all”… well, some… okay, none.
Clint Bowyer rockin’ the senior year mullet that changed the world, or at least Emporia, Kansas.
10th grader Chase Elliot posing with his feline pal Sir Prince Robert.
Brad Keselowski, 11th grade… few knew his “burn out” status at Rochester High would translate to victory lane.