"Everett Mann", voiced by Andrew Heckler

Groove is the protagonist of Interstate '76 and the middle child of the Champion family. His father was a four-time winner at Daytona. Those skills were passed down on to him and his sister Jade, but his sister was always the better qualifer at the track. Groove is contacted by Taurus, Jade's partner, when she is murdered. He reads his sister's notes, in which she urges him to go to Texas to find out what's going down there. When asked to take his sister's place, he is reluctant at first, but ultimately agrees. In automotive combat, he is a rookie, but his racing skills earn him the CB handle of "Swinger". He inherits his sister's '71 Picard Piranha at the start of the main quest.