The Biff Files is all but dead. Looking back at the last few posts, I can't help noticing that the last few posts are dated back to 2010. I'm actually a little surprised that the site even exists.

I think that I might post on here a little more often. I might post comments on races, posts about who is dating who now, which drivers I like the best, and maybe a few random reviews. It will definitely not be me posting with any regularity, but you should see something.

I look forward to getting back to the track this year. I miss posting the videos from our experiences and posting videos from others. I actually have videos from 2010 that were never posted. This site will I guess be a little time capsule.


Big Ups to Kevin Harvick

Hi my name is Jenn and I'm an obsessive Kevin Harvick fan. I currently own 1,700 pieces of memorabilia (or should that be 2,900 lol) including a life-size standup I got by eating way too many Reese's products, a race used tire and about 20 autographed pieces. I almost broke down the first time I saw KHI in person and I dream about the day I actually get to the fan appreciation day.

This all leads up to a big old "hell yeah" from Jenn here at The Biff Files on tonight's race! Congrats Kevin on the win we've all been waiting for since the 2009 Budweiser Shootout. Good luck in the coming season and give us fans a few more wins this year!

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What's Wrong With Being a Fan?

I’m a NASCAR fan plain and simple and I make no qualms about it. I write for a few different websites and blogs, but I don’t claim to be a professional in any way, shape or form. For some reason that doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is when people ask me (sometimes relentlessly) why I don’t focus on writing for some more professional websites and maybe even become a sports writer. Here’s my answer: I don’t want to be a professional.

If you watched our videos from last years Charlotte races or saw some of our pictures, then you know that I’m by no means a professional. I’m still the dorky girls who gets excited about every facet of racing. Would I love to sit down and have a one on one conversation with David Ragan? You bet, but I somehow think my experience at the track would be different.

When you’re a professional racer, you have a very different perspective of racing. Katy is definitely the more professional one and if you’ve seen her newest endeavor Skirts and Scuffs, you’ll see what I mean. Katy was the one walking around the race shops last year, pointing out the ample parking and cars on display; I was the one jumping up and down because we saw AJ Allmendinger and Clint Bowyer called me “babe”.

Being just a fan isn’t such a bad thing. It means I don’t have to worry about making a fool of myself at the race track, of drinking too much, of offending fans sitting next to me when I don’t like their driver and it means that I get to be with the millions of other people who are “just fans”. I appreciate all 2 people who read this blog and I hope that you keep reading, even though I’m just a fan.

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Wait, I Have to Watch Wrestling Now?

The last few weeks when my boyfriend momentarily that I (i.e. "we") watch Dancing with the Stars on Monday nights, he's flipped the channel to WWE RAW. I always smiled, right before making him turn it back. Now suddenly this Monday, I'll be the one reaching for the remote.

Why you might ask? Simple, Kyle Busch is hosting WWE RAW. Yeah, okay so Joey Lagano will also be on hand, but who cares? KYLE is hosting wrestling! I think the sky might be falling...

It seems like a perfect fit. After all, this is Rowdy Busch. Tune in next Monday night and 9 to see how our boy does...and if he can act. Hmmm, maybe he has a career is this whole racing thing doesn't pan out...


Calling All Women Writers Covering NASCAR

Have you ever noticed that there are more men writing about NASCAR than there are women? There are still quite a few women who get recognition as writers covering the sport but most of the time the fame and glory goes to a few guys. Don't get me wrong I love those guys. Without them at the track covering the race via twitter and their articles I wouldn't know half the stuff I know. You all know who I am talking about.

On Saturday night while watching the race in Charlotte and being bored out of my mind I came up with an idea. What if there was a site that gave women writers trying to make it big a voice? What is there was a community of ladies who supported each other and promoted each other's work. How cool would that be? On a whim I sent out a Tweet about the possibility of a women's only site for NASCAR writers. Within minutes my inbox was filling up and there was a lot of buzz about the project. Seemed like everyone else thought it was a good idea too.

I'm writing this post to let all women who cover NASCAR know they now have a place to post their opinions, recaps, columns, and random nonsense. We are going to have a wide variety of writers who come from all across the US. Some are casual bloggers looking for an audience while others are hoping to turn their writing dreams into a full time career. If it's happening in NASCAR it will be happening on this site.

Skirts and Scuffs is scheduled to launch just prior to Speedweeks 2010 though writers can start adding their work anytime. As we get closer to the 2010 season more and more content will begin appearing on the site.

For more information come on over to Skirts and Scuffs and check out the tabs across the top. If you are interested shoot me an email or hit me up on twitter and  I will get you hooked up.

I think it's time we stirred up the waters just a bit ladies. What do you think?

Anyone Else Frustrated?

I had plans to attend the race in Concord this weekend, but life threw me a curveball. My boyfriend and I found ourselves the proud "parents" of three 2-day old kittens, after their mother abandoned them. When we lost one of the kittens last weekend, it became clear that we weren't about to leave the other two alone, even if it was just for the hours we spent at the track.

Watching the race on Saturday night made me come to a realization: I'm getting extremely frustrated and not happy. When I started watching NASCAR, it was fun and exciting. Every week it seemed like someone else was sitting in Victory Lane and celebrating their win. Now? It seems like the same thing week in and week out.

It reminds me of why I write about NASCAR only sparingly. If I were to write about it constantly (like Katy does, and God do I envy her!), I'd get bored off my ass. As much as I love it, I don't want to start hating it by making it the focus of my life.

That brings us back to the season at hand. With Hendrick all but dominating the sport and Jimmie Johnson preparing himself for his fourth championship in a row, I find myself getting bored...really bored. And I get the feeling others feel the same way. Did you see the crowd, or lack of a crowd at the track this weekend?

NASCAR keeps saying that fans aren't coming/buying because of the economy, but is the racing itself part of it as well? I think it is and I think the sport needs to prepare itself for the future. Fans don't like seeing the same thing and between Hendrick, Johnson and the COT, that's all we're seeing...


Hall of Fame Announcement

The results are in. 25 were given the opportunity but only 5 were chosen for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. 51 ballots were cast including one from NASCAR fans.

And the first class will be:
1. Bill France Sr.
2. Richard Petty
3. Bill France Jr.
4. Dale Earnhardt Sr.
5. Junior Johnson

These 5 will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in May 2010.