He races Cadillac and composes music, and he will be speeding around Belle Isle in a few weeks during the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear. This is the last time the races are going to be held on Belle Isle, as the event will move to downtown Detroit next year.
IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Driver Tristan Núñez joined “Live In The D” co-host Jason Carr to talk about the races and his other ventures.
Having won his first race in Detroit during the 2013 races, Tristan said this last race happening on Belle Isle is bringing him full circle. He said it is his first year with Cadillac, and he’s expecting a good weekend in his new supped-up racecar.
The drivers maintain an average speed of 150 to 160 miles per hour, and Tristan said that is extremely fast for a street course. He said he hasn’t had to learn a new track in 5 years, but he will be on a level playing field with the other drivers next year in Detroit. Being approximately 6 feet tall, Tristan said a lot of training goes into staying lean and light for the small car.
When not behind the wheel, Tristan is a avid singer/songwriter in his free time. He recently wrote a song to propose to his now fiancé and said his singing is better than his public speaking.
Tristan couldn’t stay in the studio for long, as he is throwing the first pitch at the Detroit Tiger’s game this afternoon.
We are giving away a pair of reserved grandstand tickets for Saturday June 4th at the Grand Prix to watch Tristan Race. For your chance to win go to the Live In the D Facebook page or the contests page at ClickonDetriot.com. Contest rules are posted there as well.
Watch the video to learn more.