Groundbreaking NASCAR Website Skirts and Seeks Funding for Continuing Coverage

August 2011 - According to statistics released by NASCAR nearly 40 percent of the fan base is comprised of women. While some have been fans from an early age, others found the roar of the engines and the speed of racing later in life. Regardless of how they became followers these women aren't afraid to defend their favorite drivers, share their passion, and even raise a few eyebrows with their knowledge of all things stock-car related. Standing at the forefront and representing female fans from all demographics are the women of

The Skirts and Scuffs ethos, "Debunking the stereotypes of female racing fans, one post at a time," comes from a desire to show that women are attracted to racing for more than just the occasional pretty face of a seasoned racing driver. Comprised of nearly two dozen women from across the United States, the Skirts and Scuffs family is dedicated to bringing readers to the heart of the action through timely, newsworthy stories and interviews with the biggest names in the sport.

Selected as a member of NASCAR's Citizen Journalist Media Corps, Skirts and Scuffs is one of 25 non-traditional outlets that have been welcomed into the media center with open arms. Although this inclusion allows for easier access to the action, Skirts and Scuffs members who wish to represent the site in a media capacity are required to cover their own expenses such as lodging and fuel. While the cost of travel is significantly lower than a family traveling to the track would incur, the costs create a financial burden for many of the site’s contributors. During the 2011 NASCAR season members of Skirts and Scuffs have reported live from Daytona, Talladega, Phoenix, Kansas, Pocono, Sonoma, New Hampshire, Charlotte, Iowa, and Texas covering everything from NASCAR to ARCA to IndyCar.

Launched in 2009 by Ashland, Kentucky, resident and long-time race fan Katy Lindamood, Skirts and Scuffs aims to extend coverage and enhance readership in the coming months and into the 2012 racing season but they can't do it alone. Recently Skirts and Scuffs began accepting donations to help the cause as well as seeking out paid sponsors for both the website and their weekly internet radio show, Happy Hour. Although fans have been generous with donations, travel is costly and team members aren't able to attend as many races as they would like.

Lindamood says this about Skirts and Scuffs: “We are more than a website. We are family of passionate women who connected through the speed and beauty that is racing. Among our team members are a former NAVY sailor, a newspaper copy editor, a retail sales associate, recent high school graduates, single mothers working their way through college, a grandmother, and two photographers. We understand that times are tough for everyone, but we are dedicated to bringing our readers the best coverage and to do that we need to be in the heart of the action. If you can't be at the race, let us bring the race to you. We promise to do you proud and continue to prove that women have a place, not only in the press box, but behind the wheel of a stock car.”

Those interested in donating to Skirts and Scuffs can do so by visiting Donations can be made in any dollar amount and will be used to cover expenses incurred to attend events as members of the media. Donations may be made using a major credit card or through PayPal and may be done anonymously if desired. offers many advertising opportunities on the site and and on the weekly radio show. If interested in these options or to learn more about Skirts and Scuffs contact Katy Lindamood via email at or by telephone at 606-585-4295.

About Skirts and Scuffs
Awarded NASCAR Citizen Journalist Media Corp status in 2011, Skirts and Scuffs has had representatives present to cover the majority of 2011 NASCAR Cup events through original article content, social media exposure, and timely reporting on at-the-track news. Made up of a group of women with unique opinions, NASCAR industry knowledge, and individual writing styles, Skirts and Scuffs staff contributors strive to be noticed for their journalistic accomplishments. From the everyday happenings in drivers' personal and professional lives to special interest pieces and interviews with those behind the scenes NASCAR fans can find the current, the historical, and the unusual about the NASCAR community, its tracks, and its drivers. On any given day when one checks the Skirts and Scuffs website there may be weekly team performance reviews, predictions, analysis, driver or crew interviews, opinion pieces, and press releases. A NASCAR fan can truly find all current NASCAR news through content the women involved with Skirts and Scuffs provide.

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