Q&A with Mike Ashley, driver of the Torco Race Fuels, Inc. Dodge Charger and
vice president of Lend America, the Official Mortgage Source of NHRA. Mike
Ashley talks about his red light in Houston, the current status of the mortgage
business and Lend America, his feelings about mourning Eric Medlen, and the
importance of Passover to him.
Q: Mike, your weekend in Houston was
up and down, and it ended with an un-characteristic red light foul start. What
was going on that lead up to that?
Basically, it's two things. First
of all, I'm not the first person to red light, and I won't be the last. Ron
Capps already redlit this year, John Force has redlit, Gary Densham just redlit.
So -- the question is really why -- Why do you red light.
I've had a
lot of time to think about it, and the reality is, I did have a good car that
weekend, a car that can win. In fact, we had the quickest and fastest car of the