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Jan is an RN who lives on the North Carolina coast with her husband, three children and her dog. When not watching or reading about NASCAR, she enjoys fishing...any kind of fishing. She also enjoys gardening and reading. Although Jan is new to the sport of NASCAR, she was exposed to NASCAR from the early, tender age of 5 by her older brother, Fred, who has always been a diehard NASCAR fan. Jan welcomes any comments or opposing views.
Jan gets published!
TCGOB columnist Jan Bazen will be appearing in the upcoming book Chicken Soup for The NASCAR Soul to be released in April of 2003. Jan has two stories in the publication, which marks the first time that she has been "in print". The book features 101 stories of "courage, speed, and overcoming adversity." Also look for stories by Ned Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, and Robby Gordon. You can buy this book at most major online booksellers (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.,) or at your local bookseller or retail chain store. Jan would like to thank everyone at Chicken Soup for this awesome opportunity.
Articles by Jan Bazen
While it was great to see familiar faces in the front lineup for the TranSouth 400 at Darlington Speedway this weekend, the event was marred by some frightening accidents.
Jan's takes on how the new "one engine rule" is affecting NASCAR's top teams.
Stewart takes the Shootout for the second year in a row. The lowdown on the race and such.
Ever wonder how the drivers qualify for the Daytona 500? Jan explains it for us.
Jan's tribute to her brother Fred and his hero Dale Earnhardt.
If you're a NASCAR fan, you MUST read this.
Jan gives us a little insight into some of the history of this event, plus gives a quick lesson on how the field is set.
The withdrawal symptoms deepen.
Jan, a more recent comer to WC fandom, discovers WC racing 1987 style.
Jan tells us how she is going to handle the winter months without NASCAR.
Jan takes on Tony Stewart.
The country music version of Steve's KISS article
Our roving NASCAR reporter sets out on a quest for technical info and bothers several different teams and members of the press. Great fun.
Jan gives us a nurses perspective on NASCAR's recent mandate of head-and-neck restraints.
Jan's play by play of the fall 2001 Charlotte race.
Jan's play by play of the first Kansas race.
How racing helped one woman put the WTC disaster aside for a few hours.
2002 Car Guy of Benchfield