Infineon_2009_022

TheTrackGirl

  • joined Mar 25, 2010
  • last login Sep 25, 2012
  • posts 33
  • comments 27

I attended my first NASCAR race on a whim . Ten years ago, someone asked me if I wanted to come hang out for the afternoon, drink a few beers, and watch a NASCAR race…and my whole life changed when the cars came roaring by.

Growing up, my folks owned a mom and pop grocery store and I would kill for a time machine to go back and get all the NASCAR promotional merchandise that came through.

For the last three years, I worked as a research historian in San Francisco. Even though I'm 34 now, when I grow up, I want to work as a NASCAR race track historian.

I wrote my Master’s Thesis on historic race tracks and the significance of stock car history. "Don’t They Just Turn Left? NASCAR’s Heritage Race Tracks and Preserving Stock Car Culture." examines why race tracks are important and the ways in which they can be preserved as culturally significant pieces of the greater American historic identity.

My favorite driver is Fireball Roberts and I wish that I could have met Smokey Yunick. At the races today, I yell my crazy head off for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart; I can even be seen in a NASCAR commercial, doing just that.

I am a contributor to skirtsandscuffs.com. I spoke at the 2010 North American Association for Sports History annual on the significance of NASCAR's heritage race tracks.

If it isn’t stock car racing, it’s SciFi. A funny combination, but it works out perfect for me. You can find me on Twitter - @TheTrackGirl (also @Uwila, but I warn ya, lots of sci-fi and lots of cursin' during the races) or check out my blog at HistoricRaceTracks.wordpress.com and my (sometimes working) permanent site at MelissaMajoria.com

Recent Activity
Blog Memberships
    • JoinedFeb 4, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments7
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.