NASCAR JOURNALIST STEVE WAID LOOKS FORWARD

Alan Kulwicki stood in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. And he was only standing, with no purpose, no destination and no focus. Anyone who knew Kulwicki would say this was not like him. He always had drive in everything he did. It was December, around 1990, and the NASCAR Cup Series was in town for the annual championship banquet. Beat writer Steve Waid asked him what he was doing. “Nothing. Nowhere to go,” replied Kulwicki. “Ever seen Times Square?&rdqu ...

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE CLOSING OF NASCAR SCENE

Germain Racing's 2008 Nationwide Series entry with Mike Wallace behind the wheel was author Patrick Reynolds' latest employment before layoffs hit the NASCAR industry. I have lost my job before. It is devastating but part of the business I made my living in. I feel firsthand the pain that many are going through. Careers in professional NASCAR competition are not immune. I was a NASCAR team mechanic in recent years. My last year in competition was 2008 with Germain Racing. The entire industry ...

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