About the author

Travis Barrett is an award-winning auto racing writer for Central Maine Newspapers -- the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville.

Barrett has covered auto racing on the local and regional levels for the last decade, first as a weekly scribe at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway and later at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. Now, he covers the goings-on at all 5 weekly short tracks in Maine, including Wiscasset Raceway, Unity Raceway and Oxford Plains Speedway, in addition to touring series such as the PASS North Series, NASCAR Camping World East Series and the American-Canadian Tour.

For his work on the local level, Barrett was honored for the "Best Motorsports Coverage in a Daily Newspaper" at the 2008 Northeast Motorsports Expo, and he was also a finalist for the Speedway EXPO media excellence award.

Barrett covers NASCAR Nextel Cup weekends twice annually at New Hampshire International Speedway, and has covered Cup racing at Daytona International Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway in the past.


steve said...

Travis Barrett is one of the best auto racing writers in the business. But it's too bad that he never writes about one of the all-time greats - Greg Biffle.

Anonymous said...

Travis, I had a question about something pertaining to Rally Racing and i have heard great things about you and i was wondering if you could help me. It is statistics on the number of deaths that occur in that field compared to another job such as like a police officer. I don't know who else to ask and i need the information for a paper and i couldn't find the info anywhere else. If you could email me at mercfan33@aol.com i would appreciate it Thanks, Kyle Johnson

Craig said...

I went to college with Travis. He used to like Hockey. What happened? And where'd your hair go?

Dan D said...

Travesty, we are looking for you (King Lucas and dad). Vroom vroom. Call us in Woon.

Anonymous said...

Someone told me that Travis used to cover Friar hockey; but I told them that they were mistaken.