Christian Rose is a 23 year old graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he received his Business Degree concentrating in Hospitality Management, cum laude, in May of 2018. Christian was a pitcher for the UMES Baseball Team and was recognized with Academic Honors in 2017 and 18. He is a native of West Virginia where he grew up on his family's farm.
From the time that he was 4 years old, Christian has been a NASCAR fan, and he loved Dale Earnhardt, Sr. When he came home from Kindergarten after he watched his favorite driver wreck on television, he asked what happened to his driver. His Mom told him that was was going to be watching over the other drivers from Heaven, so Christian focused on the young guy, Jeff Gordon. He went to his first NASCAR race in Daytona at the age of 10, and has traveled to as many tracks as possible since that time to learn more about the sport he has come to love.
At one of those races, he asked a crew member of B.J. Mcleod Motorsports how he could get into racing, and that crew member introduced Christian to B.J. Mcleod who offered to mentor Christian through the process and explained how to get started. Although Christian wanted to sign up on the spot, his Mom insisted that he get his college degree first. So, Christian graduated in May of 2018, spent the summer working two jobs in Ocean City, Maryland (Marriott and Seacrets Night Club), re-kindled the conversation with B.J. Mcleod in August, found a sponsor with SCI (a medical supply company in Rockville, Maryland) in August, raced his first test race at Hickory Motor Speedway in September, is moving to Mooresville, NC, in December, and is looking forward to his first late model race January 5, 2019.