Life isn't always kind.
As I take a look toward 2008 and all the possibilities that exist for ON PIT ROW, I have to take some time and think about the year that was 2007. The year got off to a very rocky start. My father always calls me on New Years Day. The tradition is for him to tell me that the previous year sucked and the new year is going to be MUCH better.
He was way off base when it came to 2007. January 2, 2007 was the day that I got fired from my "day" job. After 7 years of building a business for an absentee owner, he walked in and told me he didn't want me any longer and to leave--NOW. This was a devastating blow as I had left a job that I had been at for 19 years to build this business and I'm not big on change. First of all, I'd never been fired from a job in my entire working life. Not even from a Mickey D's or BK for slacking as a teenager.
It has taken a toll on me not only financially but emotionally. But the change in life style has allowed for a more concentrated effort to bring ON PIT ROW to where we want it to be. It still isn't all it can be, but we are working harder at it than ever.
Charlie has done a huge job in making our website better and getting our name and site before everyone's eyes. There is no way I could have done what Charlie has done with the web portion of our show. Thank you partner.
2007 was the best year ever for guests to appear ON PIT ROW. We have a great list of "regulars" whom we call on, sometimes on very short notice, to be on the show. Jeff Hammond, Lee Spencer, David Poole, Dave Despain and Matt Crossman have all been great friends to ON PIT ROW and we hope to expand these relationships in 2008. The list other guests to be on the show has read like a who's who of NASCAR. Rusty Wallace, Joe Nemechek, Kasey Kahne, Junior, Clint Bowyer and on and on.
What will 2008 bring? I don't have a clue except to hope for continued growth of our show. Live streaming is coming soon, so everyone in the world with Internet access can hear the show live and participate. We also are looking to expand the show package, to include more work with ARCA. Lets just believe that 2008 will far surpass 2007 for positives. I'm waiting for the phone to ring. Dad make the call.