The Fast and the Fabulous is a motorsports blog dedicated to NASCAR and IndyCar, written by Valli Hilaire. Valli provides a female fan’s perspective of racing. She offers her opinions on the latest headlines and shares her race weekend experiences. It’s a reality show in blog format illustrated with photos, news, reviews and interviews.
In 2009, The Fast and the Fabulous was included in the NASCAR Citizen Journalists Media Corp, a new initiative by NASCAR to recognize the changing media landscape and provide more access to independent media publishers.
About Valli Hilaire
(pronounced val-lay hill-air)
Valli Hilaire was born and raised in Northern California. She grew up in a family of athletes but always considered herself to be an excellent spectator. She became a race fan in 2001 because of the MTV documentary “True Life: I’m a race car driver.” It featured Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart. It was what ultimately led her to spend her Sundays with NASCAR.
She attended her first race in 2003 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. It wasn’t until 2006 that she started blogging about NASCAR, while working as a Web Producer for a major newspaper in the Bay Area, as a way to promote news items that she knew wouldn’t get play on the company’s website. Eventually she left that job and took The Fast and the Fabulous with her. The rest is, as they say, history.
July 2012 – Simply ‘Fabulous’ (Benicia Herald)
May 2012 – Media Monday Interview [VIDEO] (Degree 31)
January 2011 – The Amazing Women of 2011 (Birds on the Blog)
January 2010 – 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010 (WE Magazine for Women)
October 2009 – Top 20 NASCAR Blogs (BestShowTicketsLasVegas.com)
August 2009 – NASCAR Races to First in New Media Front (New York Sports Beat)
August 2009 – Top 10 NASCAR Fan Blogs (Blogs.com)
October 2010 – Blog World & New Media Expo – Las Vegas, NV
Panel: Women in Sports Media
May 2010 – Blogs with Balls 3 – Chicago, IL
Panel: Democratizing Sports Media: How Blogging Players, Fans & Leagues Are Changing the Game
October 2009 – Blog World & New Media Expo – Las Vegas, NV
Panel: NASCAR & Social Media
July 2010 – Female Focused Blog Earns NASCAR® Recognition