Nick Pagliarulo

Nick Pagliarulo

Hometown : Deltona, FL Started competing in Monster Jam : 2018 Birthday : August 13
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About Me

What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?

Nick Pagliarulo: Bowling, R/C cars and monster trucks.

Who are your role models? 

Nick Pagliarulo: My parents are probably my biggest role models. They have taught me that responsibility, drive and passion help to achieve my goals in life. 

Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through? 

Nick Pagliarulo: I try to get myself pumped up for the event before it starts by talking to my teammates about what we need to do to win and perform well. 

What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?

Nick Pagliarulo: I am pretty reserved and somewhat quiet outside of Monster Jam.  

What is your favorite memory on or off the racetrack?

Nick Pagliarulo: My first overall racing championship in Crown Point, IN after only driving for a few short weeks. 

What’s your most prized possession?

Nick Pagliarulo: My family.

Life on the Road with Monster Jam

What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam? 

Nick Pagliarulo: The best thing about being on the road with monster Jam is getting to meet all of the great Monster Jam fans and seeing new cities. The worst thing about being on the road every weekend is not being at home or being able to sleep in my own bed and of course spending time with my family. 

While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time? 

Nick Pagliarulo: I try to find something to do that involves competing or racing. 

How do you keep fit?

Nick Pagliarulo: Exercise and eat healthy as often as I can. Sometimes that’s hard when we’re on the road.  

What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Clean clothes. 

What is your favorite city to travel to? Why? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Wildwood, NJ because we got to race on a unique track on the beach. The scenery and people are very nice and the weather is always great that time of year. I also had a memorable and epic race against my dad during that event in 2018. 

Career

How did you get started competing in Monster Jam? 

Nick Pagliarulo: I started working with my family on our Monster Jam truck, Jester. After a few short years, I became Crew Chief for my dad’s truck and then eventually ended up building my own truck – Kraken. 

What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Meeting the fans and getting to compete alongside some of the best Monster Jam athletes. 

How would you describe your driving style? 

Nick Pagliarulo: I’m a relatively new driver so I am still creating my driving style each and every week. 

What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Follow your dreams and never give up until you reach them. 

What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?

Nick Pagliarulo: In my short career as a Monster Jam driver, I would have to say that competing in my fire-ever event in Bridgestone, CT in 2018.

Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration? 

Nick Pagliarulo: All of the Monster Jam drivers give me inspiration and push me to be a better driver. 

Fun Facts

What’s your favorite movie? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Any of the Fast and Furious movies

What’s your favorite television show?

Nick Pagliarulo: Impractical Jokers

What’s your favorite color?

Nick Pagliarulo: Blue

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

Nick Pagliarulo: Cheeseburgers

What’s your favorite thing to eat on the road? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Chick-fil-A

How would your friend and family describe you? 

Nick Pagliarulo: Always a character

 

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