Podcast, Episode 2: Sam Goldsmith Shares Stories From the Road

Recently, Sam Goldsmith took a trip to the first F3 Americas race of the season in Pittsburgh where he was punched in the face!  We ask Sam to share a little about that experience… We also took this Thursday to throw things back a little bit and re-live some stories from travelling on the road.  Highlights…

Podcast, Episode 1: Remembering Mo Nunn with Sam Goldsmith

(Photo Courtesy INDYCAR) On July 18, 2018, the racing world was given the sad news that Morris Nunn had passed away. Nunn was best known for engineering the back-to-back-to-back championships with Target Chip Ganassi Racing and its drivers Alex Zanardi (1997, 1998) and Juan Montoya (1999). Prior to his foray in American open-wheel racing, he…

Part 4 with Mario: “I Never Really Retired”

In Part 1 of this interview series, we looked at how Mario Andretti declared that if he had a car that was capable of qualifying on the pole at Indy, he’d still have the capability of getting the job done.  He also didn’t debunk the notion of making a comeback in the 2019 Indy 500,…

Part 3 with Mario: “I Never Had a Plan B”

In Part 1 of this interview series, we looked at how Mario Andretti declared that if he had a car that was capable of qualifying on the pole at Indy, he’d still have the capability of getting the job done.  He also didn’t debunk the notion of making a comeback in the 2019 Indy 500,…

Part 2 with Mario: Why He Totally Could Make a Comeback

In Part 1 of this interview series, we looked at how Mario Andretti declared that if he had a car that was capable of qualifying on the pole at Indy, he’d still have the capability of getting the job done.  He also didn’t debunk the notion of making a comeback in the 2019 Indy 500,…

Part 1 with Mario Andretti: “I Could Put it on the Pole (at Indy)”

(Note: If you’ve stumbled upon this article without seeing the context of how it came about, you might want to peek at that article here: How I F*cked Up My Interview with Mario Andretti) This story’s headline is taken out of context.  Sort of. Actually, not really. You see, on paper, Mario Andretti’s resume is bad…

How I F*cked Up My Interview with Mario Andretti

I’m sitting with Mario Andretti on the Saturday morning of “Bump Day” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In fact, even though I arrived 10 minutes early early, I may as well have been late because Mr. Andretti had been sitting in his son Michael’s Andretti Autosport hospitality area waiting for our 10 a.m. appointment. He’s…

Kaye Totton: Fifty-Eight Indy 500s Down, a Lifetime More to Go

One of the wonderful ladies I had the pleasure of meeting this month was Kaye Totton.  With the 102nd Indianapolis 500 complete, she’s just finished working her 58th event! Totton’s current role at the speedway, as she puts it, is to be a “hydration engineer,” but in reality, she does a lot to facilitate the…

Brie Rentz: Communications Director for Ed Carpenter Racing

In an industry filled with individuals that are passionate about what they do, no one wears their passion on their sleeve as much as Brienne Rentz. I first came across “Brie” in 2005 when she was a student in high school and a BIG fan of Scott Sharp.  I took notice of her passion and…

Why is This Racing Engineer Called “Woody?”

When I started working full-time in the racing industry, I came across a gentleman that everyone called “Woody.”  It would be several weeks before I learned his actual name is Brent Harvey. Harvey got his start in 1993 with Bettenhausen Motorsports after completing his studies at IUPUI.  He has also done stints at Cheever Racing,…