Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why Should NASCAR Hire Me? Here Are 10 Good Reasons ...

When NASCAR announced that it was creating a new integrated marketing communications department, my heart gave a little leap.

And when I heard there would be openings in the realm of social media, my heart beat even faster.

So without letting any grass grow, I added social media experience to my resume, uploaded my info. on the NASCAR employment site and settled in to wait.

I've heard it will take a while for NASCAR to fill these new positions, but I admit I'm getting antsy.  You see, when it's a dream you're chasing, waiting just isn't good enough.

Can you blame me for not giving up without a fight?  Did Dale Earnhardt give up on winning the Daytona 500?  Did Alan Kulwicki give up on his 1992 championship?  Did Chad Knaus give up on the No. 48 pit crew? (Okay, so maybe the latter isn't the best analogy).

So in lieu of reciting a laundry list of career history and accomplishments, I give you a few more reasons why the folks at NASCAR should offer me a job. If you agree - please comment, tweet or like on Facebook to your heart's content. 

After all, sometimes dreams need a little help to come true.

The Top 10 Reasons Why NASCAR Should Hire Me

10.  I love the smell of exhaust in the morning.

9.  Even Monte Dutton likes me.

8. I can tweet, blog and Photoshop with the best of 'em.  Plus, I'm crazy good at NASCAR math.

7. The closest I've come to a criminal offense? Crashing driver intros at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

6. Every office needs another redhead.

5. I once shared the stage with "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown.  (This doesn't have anything to do with NASCAR - it just makes me sound cooler).

4. My favorite colors are Lowe's Blue, Amp Green and Office Depot Red.

3. I hail from a long line of rum runners - which is practically the same as moonshine.

2. You'll never catch me giving the "one-finger salute" on national television

1.  I've written nearly 500 blog posts and articles promoting the sport I love, and I haven't made a dime.  Imagine what I could do if I were actually on the payroll?


  1. Best of luck to you! I don't know anyone who deserves that job more than you!! You've got my vote!

  2. You may be starting a new trend for job seekers. I hope it works out for you. Very creative and I LOVE your blog.

  3. I'd hire you in a second!

  4. Having spent too many hours of my youth in the same office with this crazy redhead I can attest to the fact that she is maniacal about things she loves, but more importantly she's good at it. NASCAR would be lucky to have you. Good luck kiddo, if you get the job I'll come see you in New Hampshire.

  5. I've known you wanted this for a long, long time! And yes, NASCAR needs a fiery redhead too in it's corner. You do what you love and you love what you do. What else could they possibly ask for...except maybe that you also love hot rubber raining down on your red hair after the second lap. That's the part I love. WRITE ON!!!!

  6. I can't imagine anyone more qualified than you to be writing about your passion for NASCAR. I love your blog. Good luck.

  7. You could singlehandedly save Nascar!!

  8. Good luck with everything! We enjoy working with you and wish you much success!

  9. Way to go, Nascar-ista! I can't believe NASCAR hasn't discovered you yet! They would be wise to put you on the payroll. To clarify Reason No. 7: Nascar-ista's record would be squeaky-clean if not for the negative influence of other gate-crashers. It wasn't her idea... if you know what I'm saying. Good luck!

  10. It would be a crime if you werent hired!

  11. Best of luck to you. Reading your blog makes me want to become a fan of the sport.

  12. It seems like snagging any type of job in the PR/Marketing field right now is nearly impossible, not to mention in racing. I graduated from college down in Florida in 2009 with a B.S. in PR and moved to Charlotte hoping to find an entry level position within the racing industry or for a PR/Marketing firm. Ha! I should have just gone to grad school immediately because you have to be someone's friend/relative to break into this industry, especially in North Carolina. It is extremely frustrating having to work an admin job when I know I have so much potential and remembering how hard I worked during college to get the grades and was involved in many organizations. I really hope NASCAR gives you a chance! Sending positive vibes your way! -Mollie

  13. You would be PERFECT for the job. Good luck!

  14. NASCARista is the perfect combination of a hip, intelligent, interesting, type of individual that NASCAR should be dying to hire. Always greatly enjoy her blogs, tweets, etc., and would follow her writings when she finally lands at NASCAR where she so richly deserves to be.

  15. NASCARista is my voice in the NASCAR world. There are just a few women bloggers I have seen cover the sport and do so accurately, but at the same time creative and entertaining. I know she would be a tremendous addition to any NASCAR staff. Hire her now! What are you waiting for? Do it! ;-)

  16. Listen up NASCAR people, you want to get this girl for your very own! She is a talented, creative and dedicated writer. She loves NASCAR and her enthusiasm spreads like a gasoline fire!

    Good luck, Michelle. We are all pulling for you!

  17. Ten Reasons for Hiring Nascarista.
    1. Intelligent
    2. Dedicated
    3. Personable
    4. Sensible reactions in all circumstances.
    5. Capable of handling any situation with
    thoughfulness and maturity.
    6. Organized
    7. Efficient
    8. Extremely competent
    9. Excellent rapport with people of all ages.
    10.A valable asset for any organization.

  18. As a colleague of NASCAR-ista for years, I can confidently say she brings professionalism, incredible talent and passion to everything she does. Fuel that with her passion for NASCAR and you've got a winning combination! You go girl and follow your dream!

  19. Nascar should hire you becuase we (the fans) need a redhead reporter to torment with Nascar jokes.

    Besides, I know your friend Amy in Memphis. Love your blog spot keep up the race for your championship job at Nascar. Let me know what I can do to help.

  20. I always enjoy NASCAR-ista's take on the exhaust circuit. She has a cool perspective. Clever, entertaining, and knowledgeable. What more could you good ol' boys want?