How Rad Are You: Daniel Morad
Since we launched our Rad interviews, we realized we still haven't done one with our Co-Founder, Daniel Morad. We figured today was a good day to let you know more about him!
Daniel currently races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - Michelin Endurance Cup as well as Blancpain GT America. He's also a Driver Coach and Motorsport Ambassador for Policaro Motorsports.
IN ALL SERIOUSNESS:
Where are you from?
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Hilarious - Generous - Creative
What's the best part about your sport?
The feeling when you work so hard at something and achieve success. The social aspect between drivers, teams and fans is also amazing. I like making racing accessible for the spectators. Without them, there wouldn't be a show.
How did you start racing?
I always had a sport bug in me from a very young age. I started playing hockey when I was 6 years old and did some training camps. When my mom found out I was pretty good and getting scouted, she pulled me out of hockey because she didn't want me to lose my teeth! 2 months later, my dad brought me home a used go-kart after driving at an indoor track with some friends. He thought it would be a great birthday gift. From that point onwards, I fell in love with the speed and shortly after, the competition.
Greatest accomplishment yet as an Athlete?
Winning the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona and the World Championship in karting.
Do you have a pre-race ritual and/or superstition?
I don't really have any superstitions or rituals. I just make sure I get a few moments to myself in the car before any on-track running.
If you were not racing, what would you do as a career?
Architecture always caught my eyes growing up. If I didn't have racing I would have pursued that. I love being creative. Now, I use my creativity in photography, videography and music.
What does the word "Rad" mean to you?
It means dating the smartest most beautiful girl in the world that also happens to run Moradness. How Rad is that? ;)
OUTSIDE TRACK LIMITS:
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Chocolate, ice cream, donuts, pancakes, french toast... or anything that involves sugar.
What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?
Sneakers and camera gear.
Lightroom mobile to edit all these amazing pictures!
Most played song at the moment?
I am not listening to one song in particular, but I like to listen to A State of Moradness.
What are you best known for?
Being friendly and engaging around the race track. Also, my Instagram stories.
What would your pet say about you?
That I am playful and that my face is tasty after soccer, because of all the sweat.
Who’s one person or company you think everyone should be following on social media?
Sonax Canada because they do have the best car cleaning products. Who doesn't like a clean car?
Which Moradness hat is your favourite?
The hat I wear the most right now is The Tide, because the blue tones go well with black outfits in general.
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*You can follow Daniel on Instagram @Danielmorad