Despite the fact that he JUST NOW started following us on Instagram (we’ve forgiven him, don’t worry) Aaron Plessinger is a damn National Treasure for this sport.
The dude just oozes awesomeness. He’s always laughing. Always smiling. And has the best damn mullet/mustache combo we’ve seen since Tom Selleck (Ask Jeeves, kids).
After two injury riddled years in the 450 Class, Plessinger broke out in 2021. He finished fifth in points and scored his first career podium at Daytona, the place that ruined his rookie 450 season in 2019.
After his podium, Plessinger gave arguably one of the greatest podium speeches we’ve ever heard.
Our boy Jason Macalpine at the Gypsy Tales podcast had Plessinger on to talk about a whole bunch of topics, including that night and the podium speech and it’s epic.
“Like I knew I was going to do good,” he said. “The night before I was I was like, dude, we’re here, it’s time, it’s time to get redemption. Like, I was just sitting on my bed, I wasn’t really doing much. I was just chilling, I just ate dinner and I was like, I’m going to shave the mustache in. I think it’s a good time to do that. It’s Daytona. It’s Bike Week. Let’s shave this mustache right in.
“Then I go out and podium, and I thought about it, and I was like, I just want to come up here and show the mustache off. Show the mullet off and then I got like kind of nervous and didn’t really know what to say and in the back of my mind, it’s just like “Do it for Dale” and I was like “Do it for Dale.” And dude the stands, I thought they were gone, it looked like everybody was gone… and then all the sudden this roar came and I was like Whoa!”
Subscribe to the Gypsy Tales podcast on iTunes and listen to the full interview. It’s great.
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