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NHRA

Jul 7 - 2020
Read Time 3 Min

10 Questions with Shawn Langdon

Shawn Langdon smiles at the season opening race in Pomona, California.10 Questions with Shawn Langdon

What series and car are you currently in?
I drive the DHL Toyota Top Fuel Dragster for Kalitta Motorsports

Describe your first win.
My first win was in Charlotte of 2012. There were some track delays during the day, so we ended up running the final at night and was able to get my first win against Tony Schumacher by a few thousandths. Then everything from the press conference to winner’s circle went so quick it really took a couple days to sink in.

Shawn Langdon looks on as his teammates compete.
What is your favorite workout at the gym? 
It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a gym.
 
What is your most memorable birthday gift? 
I would say the most memorable was about 4 years ago a bunch of my Top Fuel drag racing buddies bought me a club. That thing you put on your steering wheel. I guess that’s an ‘if you know, you know’ present.
 
Shawn Langdon examines the track before he makes his lap.
What is your go-to karaoke song? 
I don’t sing Karaoke. I try not to embarrass myself like that.
 
What TV show are you binge watching right now? 
I’m actually not binge watching anything right now. I usually don’t like watching the news and I don’t really get into tv shows. I usually always watch sports or SportsCenter and there isn’t much of that going on right now unfortunately. 
 
Besides racing, what activity do you enjoy doing? 
I enjoy going golfing, iRacing or going to some type of sporting event outside of racing all the time.
 
Shawn Langdon smiles at the Toyota autograph session.
Who is your racing idol? 
I never specifically had one racing idol. I liked a little bit from a lot of different racers. Some racers were good at business, some good at driving, some good at other things. I took a little bit from everyone and tried to learn from each of them. 
 
What sports teams are you a fan of? 
I never had one favorite team in any sport. I like to do sports betting so my favorite team is usually who has made me the most money and my least favorite team will be who lost me the most money throughout the year. 
 
If you weren’t a race car driver, what would you be doing? 
If I wasn’t an NHRA driver, I’d want to be doing something that’s fun and you can make a lot of money at. But I’d be involved in the sport somehow, like an NHRA accountant or something along those lines.