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Sonya Grady

Contact Sonya

S.D. Grady joined the Frontstretch staff in May of 2007. Her weekly perspective on the world of NASCAR, “Sitting In The Stands : A Fan’s View” runs every Tuesday in the Frontstretch Newsletter she also crosses over to the website to do an occasional column now and then.

Ms. Grady has always been a fan of motorsports. Her mother suspects it began while the family watched the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb in the 60’s, followed by a refusal to be cut out of the Hot Wheels action with her brothers. However, growing up in the Northeast, she had little opportunity to become enamored with NASCAR itself until the arrival of cable TV in the mid-80’s. But watching the fledgling ESPN and TNN networks, it didn’t take long for the names of Ned Jarrett, Dr. Jerry Punch, Buddy Baker, Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt to become part of her weekend lingo. S.D.‘s been addicted ever since.

Now married and living in Massachusetts, Ms. Grady met her future husband in college; in a region that tried to ignore stock car racing, she actually found a guy that knew who Richard Petty was. They have since fueled their mutual obsession by attending NASCAR races at venues nationwide.

Aside from writing for Frontstretch.com, S.D. Grady now runs a movie theatre during normal work hours. Besides sports commentary, she also writes romance novels and has her own personal blog on NASCAR, which you can find by clicking here.

When You Can See Sonya’s Frontstretch Columns:
Sitting In The Stands : A Fan’s View : Tuesdays (Newsletter)

Sonya’s Favorite Non-Racing Sites She Recommends

Squawk Radio
Internet Movie Database

Past articles By S.D. Grady

September 2013
09/13: 13 Teams In The Chase: How Did That Happen, Exactly? [10]
August 2013
08/13: Austin Dillon in Tony Stewart's Car? Best Decision Possible for SHR [3]
July 2013
07/08: Racing To The Checkers: What Makes A NASCAR Fan Happy [3]
February 2013
02/12: Sonya Stat, 2013 Edition: Will It Be A Lucky Year For Kyle Larson? [1]
January 2013
01/15: The 2013 NASCAR Season: It's Just Bound To Be
September 2012
09/25: NASCAR's Biggest Stars Are Not the Only Reason to Visit the Track [1]
August 2012
08/14: Watkins Glen's Near Perfect Finish Makes Memories and Ratings [2]
08/08: Severe Weather Warnings: What Should Be The NASCAR Fan's Safety Net [3]
July 2012
07/31: Who Needs Dale Jr. Anyway? NASCAR Nation for One [10]
07/24: Stay Safe at the Track, Not Afraid
07/16: Finding the Fun in NASCAR--Just Go to a Race! [1]
07/10: What's New and Exciting at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
May 2012
05/21: The Only NASCAR Fan's Opinion That Counts...to Me [9]
05/07: Be Careful What You Wish For, You Just Might Get It [6]
April 2012
04/10: Not NASCAR TV: Top Gear UK vs. USA [3]
March 2012
03/05: EFI: Resetting our Expectations for NASCAR [2]
February 2012
02/20: Let's Give Danica a Fair Chance to Meet our Expectations [6]
January 2012
01/18: Is It Time Yet?
October 2011
10/25: When the Track Holds All The Cards: Lady Luck and Talladega [3]
10/11: Baring It All in NASCAR: How Much Is Too Much? [2]
July 2011
07/26: Wishing For Just A Bit Of Austin Dillon's Youth
07/05: Honoring the Medal of Honor Recipients: 2011 [1]
June 2011
06/28: Champion Again: Will 2011 Be Busch's Return to Greatness? [2]
February 2011
02/08: Consistently Changing the Rules: An Obsession NASCAR Needs to Stop [4]
May 2010
05/04: Racing 101: How to Use a Yellow Flag [5]
April 2010
04/26: When the Draft Steals Your Breath Away
March 2010
03/16: Going in Circles: Simple NASCAR Logic [3]
03/09: Casinos: A Cash Cow Coming to a NASCAR Track Near You [1]
February 2010
02/02: Feeling the Fun: The Missing Ingredient In The NASCAR Recipe [1]
January 2010
01/25: Looking Forward To The 2010 NASCAR Season [12]
November 2009
11/24: Raking Up The Remains Of The Season [1]
October 2009
10/06: NASCAR Needs to Shut Up and Let Them Race! [21]
September 2009
09/25: The Question That Is Getting "Old" In NASCAR [2]
09/20: That Couldn't Have Been Team Orders, Could It? [7]
09/08: Which Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words? [1]
July 2009
07/28: To All The Bored NASCAR Fans Out There... Patience Is A Virtue [8]
07/21: NASCAR! The Greatest Show On Earth! [3]
07/07: Maybe Mastercard Has It Right: The Value of Going to the Track [3]
June 2009
06/09: Tony Stewart: Rising Above a Checkered Past into this Fan's Heart [3]
06/02: Kyle Busch: Because Pride Must Always Go Before the Fall [21]
May 2009
05/26: NASCAR's Memorial Day Tribute: Racing with the Red, White and Blue [2]
April 2009
04/14: Classy Nemechek Proves Winning Isn't Everything [1]
March 2009
03/24: The Joys of Watching NASCAR's Wayback Machine [2]
03/10: Chasing Tires and Consequences: A Crewman's Desperate Disaster [9]
February 2009
02/03: Leaving the Winter of Discontent Behind
September 2008
09/02: Because I Just Can't Take California Racing Too Seriously [7]
July 2008
07/22: When the Lights Went Out on NASCAR [4]
May 2008
05/27: Sitting in NASCAR's Victory Lane : Who Deserves to Be There? [2]
05/20: Behind the Scenes in NASCAR: Who Are All Those Guys?
April 2008
04/22: Giving Danica Patrick Her Due … and Nothing More [4]
04/15: Striving for Mediocrity: The NASCAR Way to Victory Lane
March 2008
03/25: Talking NASCAR, The Way We All Do
03/20: This NASCAR Column Brought To You By Greed And The All-American Dollar [6]
03/06: Breaking The Cookie Cutter Mold
February 2008
02/04: Getting Ready For The Big Race; Are YOU Ready? [1]
January 2008
01/24: The Best Of The Frontstretch : Robby Gordon Got Dumped
01/21: The Best Of The Frontstretch : A Question of Risk : Is Death Too High a Price for a Driver to Pay?
August 2007
08/22: A Question of Risk : Is Death Too High a Price for a Driver to Pay? [6]
08/06: Robby Gordon Got Dumped [35]
June 2007
06/28: Building the Future of NASCAR: Why isn't it happening in the Busch Series? [2]
April 2007
04/19: Losing Yourself: Cup Lite or Something Else? [2]