Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Janine Cloud

Position: Associate Editor / Columnist
Columns: Back Seat Driver and In the Hunt

Email: ljcloud@SkirtsandScuffs.com

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Janine (aka Lisa or LJ), a fifth-generation Texan, graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a degree in theatre arts. She lives in Houston with her 20-year-old son. Always a sports fan, Janine grew up watching Thoroughbred racing and rodeo. When she began dating her second husband, he introduced her to motorsports and NASCAR. Tex was a life-long fan who showed her that stock car racing was much more than driving fast and turning left. She became a bigger fanatic than he was, digging into NASCAR history as well as the technical aspects of the sport. Together they watched all forms of racing from NASCAR and F1 to NHRA and the  USLMRA. She took a brief hiatus following Tex's death in 2009, but returned to watching races during the 2010 season.

Janine (or LJ) joined the Skirts and Scuffs team in May, 2011 as a contributor. Now she also writes the column Back Street Driver, and is a support editor.  She attended her first race in November, 2011, at Texas Motor Speedway. Life will never be the same. She’s looking forward to covering both NASCAR and IndyCar in 2012.

Janine’s other interests include photography, writing, reading, natural health, history, and genealogy. In fact, she works in customer service for Family Tree DNA, a company that performs DNA testing for genealogical purposes.

2011 Highlights:

  • Skirts and Scuffs Media Representative, Texas Motor Speedway
2012 Highlights:
  • Skirts and Scuffs Media Representative, Texas Motor Speedway covering the NCWTS, IndyCar, and Rally Car events


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