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.