About

The Motorsports Source

Billed as “The Motorsports Source”, The Speedzine is a web experience dedicated to the news and views surrounding the motorsports world. With it’s focus in American stock car racing, The Speedzine covers all forms of motorsport from local short tracks to the famed Formula 1 World Championship. The website’s focus is on daily hard news, editorial, statistical, historical and entertainment content.

Content is presented through not only on the main website, but through social media as well. Get updates from around the racing world by liking The Speedzine on Facebook, and following @thespeedzine on Twitter.

Humble Beginnings

First imagined in 2003, and after going through many iterations, The Speedzine is Daniel Vining’s showcase project.

“I created The Speedzine in 2003 as my first web project,” recalled founder Daniel Vining. “The Internet was still new to me, and what better way to learn my way through creating a website than to do one about the thing I love most; racing.”

Daniel dabbled and tinkered with The Speedzine from 2003-2009. In 2010, he made is first full effort at managing the site.

“I took queues from others already established in the industry, like Jayski.com for example,” said Daniel. “I tried to keep up with every angle I could, and I quickly discovered how much hard work it takes to run even a small website. It was very humbling.”

On January 1, 2013, The Speedzine will be re-launched as TheSpeedzine.com v1.0 …

Daniel’s hard work didn’t go unnoticed, as a late November article about driver Chase Elliott’s chances in the 2010 Snowball Derby caught the eye of Five Flags Speedway Promoter Tim Bryant.

Bryant featured the article on the Five Flags Speedway website and offered Daniel his first official media credential to 43rd Annual Snowball Derby. Daniel soon found himself working for the premiere short track racing news outlet, Speed51.com, under the tutelage of SPEED Channel reporter Bob Dillner.

After joining the Speed51.com staff, Daniel spent the 2011 season working and learning while reporting from race tracks across the Deep South. During this time, The Speedzine was effectively “mothballed”, laying dominant for the 2011 season.

New Horizons

On January 1, 2013, The Speedzine will be re-launched as TheSpeedzine.com v1.0 as the website takes on it’s biggest goal yet… covering the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from beginning to end.

Readers will have the opportunity to follow along as The Speedzine provides not only results, news and statistics, but will also be in the passenger seat for the debut of several new columns along the way.

Look forward to seeing plenty of editorial content from The Speedzine Editor-in-Chief via The Speedzine Live Commentary column throughout the season.

Discover the many people that make the sport possible with Fast Faces, a look at the drivers, teams, media, sponsors and more behind the scenes.

Join in on The Speedzine’s simple approach to fantasy racing with the #StickinWith column. Each week, and until the picked driver breaks through, follow along with updates from a driver or team that we’ve chosen to Stick With for the weekend, or until that team or driver pulls into victory lane.

Last but certianly not least, follow along via social media. The Speedzine has active accounts on Facebook, and Twitter with more sites  in the works to be added later.

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