Did you see the big stock car race last Saturday night? The one that was held on a big and fast speedway and sanctioned by NASCAR? The race from North Carolina, near the towns where many of the race team’s shops are? Either on television or in person?
Oh, I tried. Believe me, I tried. But the folks who work at the big and fast speedway wouldn’t let me access to the places I need to work and report on it for Motorweek LIVE!
The worst part of the ordeal? They said I would have access. Then when I arrived they told me I did not.
Allow me to explain. Members of the media can make requests for credentials to cover an event. Credentials give one access to the media center and/or the press box. The decision to approve the requests is up to the speedway.
I made a request to the track that held the nationally televised NASCAR race Saturday night. I waited for their response. That response would dictate whether I attended the event. Would you go to a race not knowing if there was a ticket available to you? I didn’t think so.