Helping a tradesman pursue his NASCAR career.

Trade Hounds sponsored former welder CJ McLaughlin in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Being an up and coming driver, CJ depends on great sponsors to keep his car on the track. We were proud to support a tradesman pursue his dream.

Watch: NESN TV Interview with CJ McLaughlin

A passion for the trades

CJ grew up in a blue collar family. When he was 12, his dad taught him to weld/cut using an oxyacetylene torch. Understanding the value of skilled work, he attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he studied Mechanical Engineering, pursuing a career in fabrication and welding. Being a former welder, he’s a HUGE fan of Trade Hounds and our mission of improving the lives of tradespeople across America.

“I loved working in the trades and being able to say ‘hey I built that’. I also love when you got good guys you’re working along side with day in and day out.”

– CJ MCLaughlin, NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver