Pub Table Racers was created to provide fun, entertaining and informative content for NASCAR and grassroots racing. We concentrate on the underdog drivers, the unsung crewman and people who you many not otherwise have heard from before.
We are serious about what we’re talking about, even though we’re not very serious when talking about topics during our PTR broadcasts. We keep it real. We do what other people who follow racing do, talking about racing around a pub table while having a few cold ones. Thus, the bucket of beer on every show.
Let’s put it this way, if you don’t laugh once or twice when watching…we are failing you and our purpose.
From the short tracks to the big leagues
My start in racing came at a very young age watching my dad and step dad race the short tracks around Western New York. My step brother got into it later continuing the tradition.
In 1992, I decided I wanted to combine my love of broadcasting and writing into a career covering racing…with my sights set on working in NASCAR.
I started as an announcer and program writer at Lancaster National Speedway, Ransomville Speedway and Wyoming County International Speedway. My first job in the big leagues was a writer for NASCAR.com, where I won my first two awards.
My constant desire to learn more and tell the untold stories, led to Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as their Website Editor. My career in Public Relations started with Martin Truex, Jr. for his two Xfinity Series championships. Leaving there with two Daytona 500 wins and multiple trips to Victory Lane was a great learning experience.
MRN Radio was next as their News Director, while doing some Pit Road reporting and post-race show co-hosting duties. It was a dream job, which I foolishly left to work at a team that is now closed.
Richard Childress Racing came into the picture and I become the Director of Corporate communications learning more about the business then ever imaginable from the NASCAR Hall of Famer owner himself. The experience, along with the life lessons, learned there made me a better person.
My home track of Lancaster came calling and I spent three years as the President and, with the help of a lot of people working there, earned two Short Track Promoter of the Year accolades.
During this whole time, my nose for news and love of writing never went away. Becoming an award-winning published author kept that fueled by writing a book with my hero, Bobby Allison, titled “Bobby Allison – A Racer’s Racer” and the five-time award-winning children’s book, “Funny Dan the Race Car Man.” (Look for more books in the future)
Why Pub Table Racers
The love of broadcasting, writing and sharing the knowledge and experience gained in the sport is what motivated the creation of Pub Table Races with long-time friend and industry insider, Warren Brosel. It was his idea, and I’m grateful he called me to do this with him,
Warren provides the technical aspects and info people may not get otherwise, which comes from him working for a Cup team. And, the entertaining (comedic) aspect isn’t lost on him, either…one…darn…bit
I collect Elvis Presley, KISS, TV Batman and Evel Knievel memorabilia. I don’t drink coffee.
- Media Award – Friends of Auto Racing Score Club
- Contribution Award – Friends of Auto Racing Score Club
- First Place, Internet Column – Northeast Motorsports Press Association
- Third Place, Internet Column – NEMPA
- First Place, Feature Story – NEMPA
- Mom’s Choice Book Award – Funny Dan the Race Car Man
- London Book Festival – Funny Dan
- LA DIY Book Festival – Funny Dan
- 2016 Short Track Promoter of the Year – Speed51
- 2017 Short Track Promoter of the Year – Speed51
- Education – Clarence Central High School
- Formal Education – Buffalo State College