My life on the road, traveling the NASCAR circuit. (Daytona, Miami, Martinsville, Charlotte & Kansas)

On  keeping with my promise to share more about my life on "Just Bri", I'm starting a new series of posts about my life on the road. I work for a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. If you don't follow the sport, it's comparable to the minor leagues in baseball. Our schedule has 22 races a season, which means I'm on the road a lot. I love what I do because every day is different, which I think is something that helps keep me passionate about my career.

I've been involved in the sport in some way, shape or form since I was 17, so it's easy to take for granted how cool my "every day life" can be. With these posts I'll try to give you a behind the scenes look at what you can't catch just by watching the sport on TV.

We've had three races already this season, plus a media tour in Miami and a test here in Charlotte so this post is a bit of a catch-up. Moving forward I'll try to post once per race. I hope y'all enjoy!
  1. As a PR rep you sometimes wear lots of hats. At Daytona in January this included lugging around an extra firesuit and helmet for media availability.
  2. It rained the entire race-day in Daytona and I prayed for it to stop so we could race and so I could get back to Charlotte to see my parents. I snapped a picture of the most beautiful sunset over the race track as the rain began to clear.
  3. Boarding a plane to Miami while I finished some post-race work from the weekend before. Sometimes our trips are back to back so you learn to use your time wisely.
  4. Behind the scenes at Telemundo filming a segment for "Titulares y Mas.
  5. At the Yahoo! Deportes offices in Miami. As a Hispanic PR rep this was one of my favorite moments.
  6. Waiting for the Sprint Cup Series race to end at Martinsville Speedway so that we could finally race. It had rained all weekend long.
  7. Celebrity chef Lorena Garcia cooked some delicious Mexican food for the race track that our team was able to taste test.
  8. Two of the drivers for my team about to be introduced at Kansas Speedway before the race.
  9. Two crew members from my team watching the final laps of the race at Kansas Speedway. After what had been a long and eventful race all of us were holding our breathe at the end.

7 comments :

Meg said...

So cool! I've been following you for a while (hey if I've never actually said that!) and didn't know you worked with NASCAR. The Hubs would be jealous!

Andrea said...

Jealous. Love reading about your nascar experiences!! My family races short track around the area we live. Have a great race season!

Sara Kent said...

Thank you so much Bri for sharing this part of your life on the blog. You know racing is in my blood and I love to relate to other women who enjoy motorsports!

Emily said...

YAY KANSAS!!! My home state!! :)
Sounds like an exciting job.

Jordan said...

This will probably be my favorite series on your blog! :) I would absolutely LOVE to work for NASCAR!!!

Blitz And Glam said...

Envious! Your job seems so cool. I'm all about traveling and no two days being the same. I look forward to living vicariously through you via this new series.

Maggie said...

How fun!! Even though I live in Charlotte, I still haven't been to a Nascar race! Maybe it is time :)

Maggie
www.PolishedClosets.com

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