Now before drawing any conclusions, DeJoria loves her fans. They are, as she describes them, her driving force on her road to Funny car stardom. Today they were a reminder, her days as a nitro superstar were done, at least for now.
Facing them was a tough reminder.
But, she can always use race day as an excuse for her evasiveness. To be honest, she's always been kind of focused on a race day with little interaction.
"Sundays are different. Head down, focus, blinders up. It’s like, you want to win," DeJoria explained. "That’s what all of this preparation and perfection is all about. It’s about that win, you know. You just can’t falter. But if there’s extra time in between, I’ll go out and sign autographs on the ropes and say hi to everybody."
This day, she admits, was a different scenario.