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MattWeaver

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I am the editor of SB Nation's IndyCar website and a five-year veteran of motorsports journalism.

Prior to motorsports, I worked in stick-and-ball sports, serving as a beat reporter for the University of South Alabama athletic program from 2007-2013, attending the Senior Bowl football game each season during that time span.

Some of my other assignments included the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and select NFL Preseason events.

I write stories from the perspective that sports and athletics are compelling human drama.

Live. Love. Laugh.

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User Blog

Ganassi signs Ryan Briscoe, moves TK to No. 10

Chip Ganassi completed a dream team on Friday team that will include Tony Kanaan replacing Dario Franchitti in the No. 10 Target car, reigning champion Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Charlie Kimball.

Chevy, Honda to produce first wave of aero kits

Aerodynamic modifications are coming to the IndyCar Series in 2015 and will begin with engine suppliers Chevrolet and Honda

2014 Southern Super Series details emerge

With the Snowball Derby ending on Sunday, all the attention in the South turns towards the Southern Super Series, which will return in 2014.

Snowball Derby Photo Gallery

SB Nation attended the prestigious Snowball Derby Super Late Model race in Pensacola, Fla. and put together a photo album from the final major stock car race of the 2013 season.

Mike Garvey teases retirement after Snowball Derby

Mike Garvey is the 1990 Southeastern Late Model champion but has finished outside of the top-20 in the Snowball Derby 10 different times in 12 career starts.

John H. Nemechek posts top-5 in Snowball Derby

John Hunter Nemechek rebounded from late contact with Donnie Wilson to post a top-5 in just his second Snowball Derby start.

2013 Snowball Derby: Daniel Hemric finishes 20th

Daniel Hemric finished 20th in the Snowball Derby after suffering a variety of mechanical failures early in the race. The Southern Super Series champion is optimistic about plans for next season...

Grant Enfinger pleased to finish second in Derby

Grant Enfinger crossed the finish line in third place but was later scored second when Chase Elliott was disqualified. He did so with one lost cylinder and several missing lugnuts that were not...

Erik Jones wins 2013 Snowball Derby

Chase Elliott thought he had won a second Snowball Derby on Sunday night but a post-race disqualification handed the win to defending winner Erik Jones.

Snowball Derby: Start time, broadcast and more

It's Snowball Derby race day at Pensacola Five Flags Speedway, and we've got the actual race start time, the starting lineup and some other facts about the Super Bowl of Super Late Model racing.

Near-win in Snowflake a positive sign for Nemechek

John Hunter Nemechek finished second to Chase Elliott in the Snowflake 100 but it may been the key to his success for Sunday's Snowball Derby.

Pensacola Pit Pass: Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton will introduce his son Harrison to the motorsports world this weekend as he makes his first start in the Snowflake 100. While the younger Burton has won several Pro Late Model races...

NASCAR, ARCA drivers risk missing Snowball Derby

A handful of NASCAR and ARCA Racing Series drivers failed to qualify on time for the Snowball Derby. Four of them may be able to race their way in through a Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday...

Chase Elliott wins Snowball Derby Pole

In addition to his 2011 Snowball Derby victory, two Snowflake 100 wins, Chase Elliott now has his first pole position in the Super Bowl of Short Track Racing.

Snowball Derby 2013: Predictions

Bubba Pollard, Augie Grill and Kyle Benjamin are the combined three picks to win the Snowball Derby by the attending SB Nation staff writers.

Snowball Derby exclusive: Landon Cassill

Landon Cassill has joined Adrian Carriers Racing this weekend in a pairing that should contend for the Snowball Derby victory.

Snowball Derby Qualifying Procedure

The Snowball Derby has a challenging qualifying procedure and will send over 20 drivers home before Sunday's race.

Mike Garvey covets Snowball Derby win above all

Mike Garvey is the 1990 All-American Challenge Series champion and two-time All-American 400 winner but the Snowball Derby has eluded him.

Second Derby crown could reignite Jo Long's career

NASCAR driver Johanna Long has yet to find a seat for the 2014 season but a victory in the Snowball Derby could revive interest in the popular Nationwide Series driver.

Traditional Month of May to air on ABC in 2014

The IndyCar Series released a new-look TV schedule on Tuesday.

Tony Kanaan enshrined on Borg-Warner Trophy

Tony Kanaan's likeness was finally unveiled on the Indianapolis 500 trophy on Monday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dario looks for alternative was to stay in IndyCar

Dario Franchitti is finding retirement a difficult proposition and hopes to stay involved with Chip Ganassi Racing in a management position starting next season.

Paul Page returns as IMS Radio Network voice

Paul Page was the radio voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a decade, a position he will return to starting next season.

Peltier Raises Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Hendrick Motorsports fabricator and Super Late Model champion Preston Peltier will be raising money for childhood cancer awareness while attempting his first start in the Snowball Derby.

Snowball Derby Moment 1989 -- Rick Crawford

With the Snowball Derby right around the corner, SB Nation will relive the most famous moments of the event, leading up to the race itself which takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8 this year.

DJ VanderLey will compete in Derby festivities

DJ VanderLey worked 18 hours a day to repair his Super Late Model following a violent accident during a test session last Saturday. With help from his family and team, VanderLey will compete for...

Snowball Derby Moment 2007: Wallace and Busch DQ'd

With the Snowball Derby right around the corner, SB Nation will relive the most famous moments of the event, leading up to the race itself which takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8 this year.

Barracuda and Fisher-Hartman plan for 2014 returns

Barracuda Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing had both hoped to expand to a two-car operation next season but will both return with at least one Indy car in 2014.

Snowball Derby Moment (1977) DW and Ronnie Sanders

With the Snowball Derby right around the corner, SB Nation will relive the most famous moments of the event, leading up to the race itself which takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8 this year.

Mike Hull: We've talked to 50 drivers about No. 10

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams managing director Mike Hull recently gave insight to RACER Magazine about the demands and challenges of replacing Dario Franchitti.

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