NASCAR mailbag: Important questions answered before Las Vegas race weekend – FOXSports.com
Q: With the way NASCAR is today do you find hard as a reporter to keep up with the new rules in place? Does it make the job harder for you guys? — Michael
A: Yes and no. Some years there are more changes than others and this just happens to be a year where there are a tremendous number of changes on the NASCAR side. That said, with the exception of the Carl Edwards bombshell, there really weren’t that many driver changes during Silly Season. So part of this year has been harder and part of it has been easier.
The bigger changes are in technology. When I started at NASCAR Scene in 1997, I wrote stories, edited copy and managed a staff. I still perform those functions at FOXSports.com, but now I’m very active on social media, mostly Twitter and Facebook. We do Facebook Live chats, radio interviews, Periscope videos, appear on NASCAR Race Hub a couple of times a year, go to Tweet Ups and engage with fans much more than we used to.
Don’t get me wrong, I love most of the interactions, but this is not a 9-to-5, M-F job. It can take over your life if you let it. And finding some semblance of balance during racing season can be challenging.
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