Feb 2/15 I first watched a car race no later than 1997. My dad, who is a race fan, was watching some race on TV. My mom was doing some chore, so I was in my dad’s care. That is how my love of motorsports began. I had no favorite drivers, I just liked to watch it. I watched car races on TV with my dad until they petered out, on CBS and ABC, when I was 11.
After that, we were unaware of any car races we could watch, until 2011. My dad hooked up converter boxes for our TVs since they were unable to pick up signals otherwise with the conversion to all digital broadcasting. We could now get FOX which, we learned, was covering the Daytona 500 that year. We watched other races on FOX and night races that ABC covered. This year, FOX is the only channel that carries NASCAR races we can watch on TV. If the race is on another channel, I plan to get the results from somewhere on the Internet which gives live updates, like RaceTrax. It shows drivers’ positions in the race, how many laps they have completed and how many they have led, if any. If a driver is off the track or out of the race, they tell why, like if the driver was in an accident or had an engine failure. As long as I can be home when a NASCAR race is going on, I am watching it on TV or following it online. I love NASCAR and want to see what is up at the track. I often check racing and general sports websites for motorsports news. In my personal blog, I recap races when NASCAR season is going on and may share NASCAR news, if I feel inclined. A reader commented about my NASCAR love, so I know my passion comes through when I write.
In 2011, I had favorites in NASCAR for the first time. I was a Toyota fan at first, but then decided to pick drivers instead. Trevor Bayne became my favorite, but I like some others, too. He is close to my age, raced at a track near me in 2008, seems to have talent and has a likable personality. I am so excited about him full-time in the Cup this year! I am a race fan first, but am passionate about motorsports and my favorite driver.
Happy race day! Go T-Bayne!
I graduated from college in 2011. I took a technical writing class in college. Since college graduation, I have been job hunting, but am still looking. However, I am a library and animal shelter volunteer. Currently, I am not married.
Interests outside of motorsports are: music, autism blogs, social media, animals (my favorite is cats), basketball, reading, writing, games, walking and doing crosswords/Sudoku puzzles.
So excited to combine my writing and NASCAR love for nascarfemale.com!