Living in the Moment

It’s been years since I felt the desire to write. I can’t really tell you why, or pinpoint a legitimate explanation. I’ve experienced writer’s block before – that’s more having the desire to write but feeling no inspiration or feeling like the words aren’t coming to you even though you know what you want to say. 2 years in, and the constant absence of desire to write is really bumming me out. I miss it. I want to want it. But I opted not to force it. I opted to just live life and see what happens. And here I … Continue reading Living in the Moment

12 New Chapters to Write, 365 More Stories to Tell

The first day of the new year was spent cleaning and organizing – not necessarily my intention, but I have this thing about not being able to pack for a trip until my house is clean, my room is spotless, and my laundry is all done, folded, hung up. Having everything in order feels like a clean slate, and gives me peace of mind that I’m not going to forget to pack something. It’s all where it should be. Life, however, is not always that clean cut. It’s a lot messier; it’s not nearly as easy to wrangle together all … Continue reading 12 New Chapters to Write, 365 More Stories to Tell

“Brutal, but brilliant.”

Over my lunch break, Facebook reminded me of how far I’ve come as a person… and it brought all kinds of thoughts to the forefront of my mind. Here are a few of them… It’s incredible how much life can change in the span of 9 years. I don’t even know the girl that wrote this. I hate that I was imprisoned in her mind and body, even if only for 3 years. During those years, she was so unhappy – letting a shitty job define her life and shitty guys define her worth. She is gone now. I fought … Continue reading “Brutal, but brilliant.”

Saying goodbye to Sonoma

Here we are again, at the end of another IndyCar season. Hard to believe the championship-deciding weekend is already upon us. As I sit here at the same desk I’ve sat at for the past 3 seasons, I can’t help but take in every moment and soak up that California sun shining in thru the window in front of me. After Sunday, there’s no telling when or if the series will return to wine country. This is the last year that the Verizon IndyCar Series is scheduled to race at Sonoma Raceway. The 2.385-mile road course has served as the … Continue reading Saying goodbye to Sonoma

Cole Swindell discusses “You Should Be Here” at NASCAR race in Kentucky

by Ryan Isley SPARTA, Kentucky – Cole Swindell could have been back home in Nashville on Saturday after playing a concert in Wisconsin on Friday night. But an open date and a NASCAR race being in Kentucky was just too much temptation to pass up for the avid NASCAR fan. Swindell stopped by Kentucky Speedway to see some friends, take in a race and of course attend yet another driver’s meeting. He joked that he has been in so many meetings that people are going to start asking what team he is working for now. He also took a few … Continue reading Cole Swindell discusses “You Should Be Here” at NASCAR race in Kentucky

From The Land to The Six

I might question my own sanity sometimes, and you are welcome to do the same. But don’t ever question my commitment to racing. This season has presented more obstacles and logistical nightmares than ever before, and it’s made it very difficult to bring you guys consistent content. I’m not going to try and skate around that fact. But it will not stop me from trying to improve and trying to create the time and trying to be present for as many races as physically possible. I’m playing with some ideas that will allow me to give you more content, in … Continue reading From The Land to The Six

Raceday Morning Ramblings from IMS

Earlier this week, a friend asked me what time I was planning to arrive at the track on raceday. I said 3:30 a.m. He laughed and spit part of his drink out and said, “Oh my gosh, sorry, I thought you said ‘3:30’.” I looked him in the eyes and said, “Yep, I did.” He looked befuddled. I get that look a lot when I talk about IndyCar. Folks don’t understand why I spend all my vacation time from my 40-hour-a-week job on race weekends. They can’t comprehend why I invest not only that time, but also my own money … Continue reading Raceday Morning Ramblings from IMS

From paintings and liveries to charities and championships, the people of the paddock are what makes racing special

One of the my favorite things about racing is the people. Everyone gathers at a track with a shared love of racing, but the various ways in which we all find ourselves connected to this sport is endless. Racing gives us stories. Every fan, media member, staff member, driver, owner, crew member, and in this case, artist… has their own story. I decided while talking to someone this morning, that I would like to try and share those stories. They bring me such happiness when I hear them, and they create a connection. My hope is that sharing some of … Continue reading From paintings and liveries to charities and championships, the people of the paddock are what makes racing special

Back on Track. Literally.

Honey, I’m home! That was the first thing I said when I walked into my friend’s house yesterday, here in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s also what I said in my head when I arrived at Barber Motorsports Park this morning at 6:00am. I’ve been away from the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit for what feels like an eternity. Last season’s finale in Sonoma, CA was the last time these feet were on the ground, so to speak. It feels so good to be back, and it feels like I’m easily falling right back in the groove with my routine and habits over … Continue reading Back on Track. Literally.