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I recently posted over at the Racing In America Blog! Check out my article:  West Coast Fan Feels the Squeeze in the 2011 NASCAR Schedule! I would love to know what you think!

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you might want to skip ahead because you probably have already seen these mentioned.  Awhile back I mentioned that I have been doing some writing for the Racing In America Blog- which is a blog done in conjunction with an upcoming exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.  I was honored to be asked to be one of the NASCAR voices they have…(various motorsports disciplines are represented at the RIA blog- which is one of the things I LOVE about it). Anyway- I just had another post published when I realized I hadn’t been mentioning them here.

I would love for you- my regular audience- to take a minute or three out of your day and check out my work over at RIA (in order of most recent to least recent):

Any comments here or there would be greatly appreciated.

I just got back yesterday afternoon and I haven’t had time to sit down and write about Indy.  I came home to freezing weather (ok after being in 110 degree weather all weekend my usual of 65 is FREEZING) a ton of laundry and a very needy beagle who was attached to my by the hip yesterday after I got home. Then of course I come to work and am pretty much slammed work wise. So still no brickyard 400 post…but I have two things for you to chew on until I get that done (hopefully in time to post tomorrow morning).

First is this video from NASCAR.com featuring Jeff “Gooch” Patterson (gas man) and Rick Pigeon (catch can man) for the #14 Office Depot Chevy driven by Mr. Tony Stewart. It’s an interesting little piece about their jobs on the team.

Secondly I wanted to point you in the direction of the second piece I have written for the RACING IN AMERICA blog: How I Got Hooked On The Racing Experience.  I personally think it’s pretty darn good. Let me know what you think!

If you are privy to my Facebook or follow me at all on my Twitter you might already have figured this out but I figure there are a couple of you out that that do not do either or you might be a first time visitor here (WELCOME!) and might be interested to know.  Ok, honestly, I am just kind of excited about this opportunity and wanted to let you all know about it:

A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would be interested in participating in the Racing In America blogRacing in America is actually an exhibit in the works for display at the Henry Ford Museum where visitors can expect to be ” immersed in the history, and in particular the tradition of innovation in American auto racing.” Part of the website about this exhibit is a blog that does pretty much the same thing- it includes  several different bloggers from all over the  motorsports spectrum in the United States and features their writings.  The idea is to gather unique voices from the different genres of motorsports from more of a fan or regular person perspective.  I thought it was an honor to be considered and then to be chosen to be one of these bloggers.

All of this blather is to tell you that my first post is up over at the RIA blog: It’s called Heart Like A Wheel and explains briefly my love of NASCAR and motorsports in general. I would love it if you would go check it out and let me and them know what you think.

I will be writing something there every other week and will definitely let you know each time something new from me is up over there. But I also encourage you to explore the other writers and entries- I have been enjoying them myself!

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RIA did not ask me to promote my post there but honestly I think it’s a cool project and I am kind of proud so I thought I would toot my own horn so to speak. BEEPBEEPBEEEEEP!