A Season of Change

Nine years ago Michelle and I walked into a tiny oval in Asheboro, North Carolina to spend a day at the track with a group of complete strangers. It was an awkward, uncomfortable day in the hills of North Carolina that afternoon. The race cars were different than anything we knew and there was not…

#Jet at Bristol Motor Speedway

Tap the Brakes

Speed is the very fabric of competitive auto racing. Ever since the onset of gasoline-fueled automobiles racers have been trying to one-up each other competitively. The first recorded organized contest of speed took place on April 28, 1887. Just one competitor showed up for that first race, but he was there to go fast (relatively…

Bowman Gray Stadium

Our Other Family

For almost 9 years Michelle and I have been a part of an incredible community, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. For almost 9 years this community of people has transitioned from strangers to friends, and from friends to our racing family. We are a diverse bunch of people, yet each person in our family is…

Bristol Motor Speedway - NASCAR Modified Tour

Slow Down.

As a family, we spend a lot of time around those whose primary pursuit is to go FAST. In an environment that thrives on going fast, you really have to take control of everything that is happening around you. In a sport where 1st and 2nd can be separated by hundredths of a second, there is no room…

Joe Gibbs Racing Shop

Racecars Don’t Build Themselves

Several years ago I led a bible study for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team, BakerCurb Racing, when they were still in operation in Nashville. I always enjoyed getting there a few minutes early so I could look in the shop. The process of building racecars always amazed me. I am not a very mechanically inclined…

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Don’t Let Others Keep You From the Race

In my time with people of  different faiths and ideologies, one of the most common reasons I hear for a lack of belief in (or relationship with) God is, “I don’t believe in God (or care about God) because of the way Christians live.“ I used to find this a compelling argument. If you really consider…

Ayrton Senna Movie

Senna and The Race of Life

“By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people, and if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver. Because we are competing, we are competing to win. And the main motivation to all of us is to compete for victory. It is not…

Atlanta Motor Speedway Race of Champions

Aerodynamic Faith

Have you ever thought about what it really means to believe that God is real, that we were created by Him, and that everything around us was created by Him. It is a tall order to believe in someone, and live our life for someone, that we cannot place any of our physical senses on….

Caraway Speedway

Drop the Net and Climb In

Life is filled with special moments and revelations. Images that burn themselves into our hearts and  stick with us through the years. The 2009 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season provided one of those moments for me. I’ve shared this story before, but as I was sitting at the keys today reflecting, I wanted to…


Walking the Wire

I am not the overly adventurous type. While you may see me riding roller coasters or eating sushi…you probably will not see me jumping from a plane, dangling from a rubber band or walking on a wire over Niagara Falls. But I definitely enjoy living vicariously through watching others walk the wire. A while back…