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Josh Reaume can be described as unique, versatile, and experienced. Born in California to Canadian parents, Josh was raised in Africa and has raced cars around the globe. Today Josh lives in North Carolina. Often described as the “African Squirrel” he is a 2012 graduate of the University of Victoria with a Mechanical Engineering degree which he puts to good use engineering the car he races in the NASCAR XFinity Series for RSS Racing. Yes, Josh works as the team engineer during the week and drives on the weekends. Josh is part of NASCAR’s next generation, equal parts driver and engineer.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
“Other race car drivers are just flesh and blood like you.” – Josh’s father
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
While driving for a team he crashed a car on Saturday morning during a race and was fired on Monday morning because of it.
Realizing that becoming an engineer could help him finance his racing and add value to his position on a a team where he could be more than just a driver.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1976 Chevrolet Nova full bodies stock car/racecar
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
To finish first in the race you must first finish.
Your local mom and pop auto repair shop.
The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwel
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Pursue your dreams, even if it in small steps. Take a risk and go for it.
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