About Us

 

2014-norm-cook-bioNorman Cook, Founder & Editor-In-Chief (@NormCook)

Hailing from Hickory, North Carolina, the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”, Norm Cook has been trackside his entire life. From attending his first race at the ripe age of 1 year and 1 week to the too- many-too count Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons that would follow, Norm has not come to the motorsports party lately.

At that first race in August of 1981 at “America’s Most Famous Short Track” Norm would witness a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race which saw Hall of Famer Jack Ingram hold off hard-charging Sam Ard in a loaded field of stars such as Phil Parsons, Tommy Houston, Geoffrey Bodine, Morgan Shepherd, & Dale Jarrett. Although he does not explicitly remember that night a seed was planted that made the smell of exhaust fumes and burnt rubber a part of his DNA.

Norm graduated from Appalachian State University in 2008 with a degree in Political Science, and a concentration in Town, City, & County Management. Norm would again graduate from the Boone, North Carolina school in 2011 with a Master’s in Public Administration, public management specialization. As a diehard App State alumnus he counts attending the Mountaineer’s 2007 “Upset at the Big House” as his single favorite live sports moment.

In addition to Trackside Times he occasionally finds himself producing pieces for StadiumJourney.com, is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), and is always open to additional writing opportunities, aspiring to transition to full-time employment in the sports world (journalism, public relations, marketing, etc.) should the chance present itself.

With Trackside Times Norm hopes to be able to take his passion for the world of motorsports even further by providing timely results, recaps, exclusives, and commentary full of witty honesty and obvious passion.

 

2014-trackside-times-joshua-guiher-author-photoJoshua Guiher – Senior Writer & Photographer (@collegiatestdms)

Joshua Guiher graduated from Penn State in 2002 with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He currently owns a restaurant in State College, Pennsylvania with his wife. A life-long NASCAR fan, Joshua has covered some of the most prestigious events on the NASCAR and IndyCar circuits for various outlets including Stadium Journey. Joshua is also a member of the Football Writer’s Association of America, seeing games in over 50 college football stadiums and writing at his site, Collegiate Stadiums.