I am a 20 year-old graduate of the Journalism: Print and Broadcast program at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I have a background in Television and online writing. I’m originally from the Ottawa area but moved to Toronto for school.
I first fell in love with NASCAR in June 2014 at Pocono Raceway. My first race. What started out as a family trip for my step-fathers 50th birthday, turned into a weekend that changed my life. I really fell in love with the people of NASCAR and the environment at the track. The feeling I got when the green flag dropped, can never be replicated and from that moment on, I was hooked. After that race (which Dale Earnhardt Jr. won) I started to watch races on the weekends with my family. Eventually I started to look into how the cars run and what goes into winning a race. I never thought of making a career out of it.
I went to my second NASCAR race the following year at Michigan international speedway. There I saw more of the behind the scenes of the race. It was while I was standing on pit road, steps away from Danica Patrick, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard and Aric Almirola, with the pit crews running about, that I knew… all I would ever want to do, is be apart of that atmosphere every weekend.
That race got cut short because the rain and Kurt Busch was crowned the winner. Michigan will always be one of my favourite tracks because it was there, on the asphalt of pit road, that I had found my dream job. From that moment on, I worked even harder to understand this complex sport. I read books, watched documentaries and payed attention to everything the race analysts said. Slowly I found my understanding of racing and decided that the best way to show my knowledge of NASCAR was through the beauty of the internet.
I started NASCAR 4 Rookies stepping stone to a bigger dream. One day I want to work in the NASCAR world, live in Charlotte, North Carolina and travel to the races every weekend.
People alway ask me, “Why NASCAR? Whats so exciting about a bunch of cars turning left?” Well… go to a race and you’ll find out. For me personally though, its all of the other fans. They are some of the kindest, most sincere people I have ever met and boy, do they know how to party. Another reason I love it, is the energy on race day. Everything is so up in the air! Theres so much excitement in the air, you never know what is going to happen.
The last reason reason I love NASCAR (There are more than these ones but they are the biggest) is the racing itself. Theres a chaotic harmony watching 40 cars drive at 200 miles per hour within inches of each other. Its an art form with a rich history. No matter what track you’re at, history was made there.
I hope you enjoy my blog, and I look forward to any advice you may have.