Nascar Insider by By Rick Minter
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Rick Minter spent most of his spare time in the early 1970s hanging out with Bill Elliott, working on the first cars that Elliott drove on NASCAR's top circuit. He helped prepare cars that raced on all surfaces - from the short tracks in Georgia to the super speedway at Daytona.
In 1977, Minter began compiling results from short tracks in Georgia and submitting them to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and several Atlanta radio stations. He also worked as a stringer for several short-track racing publications.
In 1989, Minter joined the staff of the News-Daily in Jonesboro, Ga., covering auto racing and writing and producing a monthly racing newspaper. In 1991, he provided short-track coverage for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and also assisted with coverage from the top NASCAR circuits. In 2000, he took over the NASCAR beat at the newspaper, writing daily stories from his office at home, where he can hear the cars practicing at nearby Atlanta Motor Speedway. Rick has worked on a freelance basis only since the end of 2008, for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he is also a senior writer at RacinToday.com.
Minter, who has won several awards for his work, recently was honored by Atlanta city officials for his coverage on pioneer racers, including the Atlanta Stock Car Club, an all-black circuit that ran in Georgia in the 1940s.
He also collects racing memorabilia from the 1940s-1970s, which has provided an invaluable resource for stories he has written for the newspaper.
Meet the Cast of Nascar Insider
Each week, both NASCAR INSIDER pages share these features:
- A notebook, commentary and observations from award-winning columnist Rick Minter
- A look at upcoming Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck races
- New Q&A section
- TV schedules
- The drivers: Who's hot and who's not
- A look at upcoming races
- Track profiles
- Did you know: Facts, stats and history
- One-of-a-kind images and photography