“While (missing school and falling behind) I was a victim of being bullied just because I didn’t want to play football or baseball,” said Veach, who added his size of 5-foot-4 and 100 pounds also made him a target. “I wanted to stand out and be a professional race car driver. I was never the biggest guy either, and they always poked fun at that.”
Veach, though, might be the last one laughing. Last month he set a speed record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the youngest driver to do so. His racing plan is to spend two years in the Indy Lights program and move into the top-level IndyCar Series after that.
“The most important thing for me, and it’s what gotten me to where I am today, is never give up,” Veach said. “Keep fighting to chase your dreams and work hard to achieve them.”