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An Ode to the Racing Fan

In the two and a half weeks since the Rolex 24 Hours, I’ve struggled to find a unique take on the fantastic race we all witnessed. A fan favorite won after far too

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Twice Around the Clock and You Can’t Stop

Originally published Jan 18, 2017 It seems completely insane that, two weeks from now, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will be done. The first race of the season will be over,

The Panoz DeltaWing speeds by at the Roar Before the 24.

Racing From Your Couch Survival Guide

Originally published Jan 26, 2016 Happy Rolex 24 Week! The off season is just about over and as some of us get ready for the long race weekend, I know there are

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Kussmaul Chronicles – A Must Read for Racing Fans

I am a firm believer that, as a racing fan, it is really important to understand the history of the sport. In the past, that has meant reading every book I could

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Roller Coasters and Thanksgiving

Sometimes, I wish someone had warned me that to be a racing fan, I had to be able to accept change, to go with the flow, to take the bad news with

Photo: Andrea Furedy

Everything’s Greater (And Hotter) in Texas

“Welcome to the biggest and greatest sports car event in North America.” It was a moment that got a groan out of a couple of people in the grandstands and a snort

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That New Car Smell

As much as we all hate to admit it, it’s that time of year again. It’s that time of year when the racing is winding down, and the announcers say things like,

Photo: John Hendricks

The Empty Spot on the Grid

I have never been a sports person. Growing up, I didn’t like football because I thought it was just grown men tackling each other. Hockey seemed like a bunch of guys getting

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#FollowFriday Le Mans Special

PHOTO: © Nick Dungan – It’s an epic list for an epic race, this is Katie Mech’s #FollowFriday list for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Katie has curated a list

Car #19 / PORSCHE TEAM (DEU) / PORSCHE 919 HYBRID Hybrid / Nico HÜLKENBERG (DEU) / Earl BAMBER (NZL) / Nick TANDY (GBR) - Le Mans 24 Hours at Circuit Des 24 Heures - Le Mans - France

Célébration du Passé et les Rêves de l’Avenir

PHOTO: © Nick Dungan – Every year, race fans await certain races, the ones that mean something, the ones that represent something in this sport. Whether it’s the history of the

About Katie's Racing Line

Hi! Welcome to Katie’s Racing Line. I’m Katie Mech and this will be my corner of the universe, and hopefully the place you can come for a fan’s view of racing, tracks, and all the adventures that come with being a special brand of crazy racing fan. I’m no one special in the racing world, but here’s what I do know: endurance racing is part man and machine, but also a huge part passion. That’s what this is all about.