JJ O’Malley

Port Orange FL

While his racing career has been limited to running marathons (including Boston 12 times), J.J. O’Malley has covered motorsports in many capacities since 1973, when he was asked to interview Brian Redman to promote Pocono International Raceway’s upcoming IMSA Camel GT race … A native of Pittston, Pa., and graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was news editor for National Speed Sport News, sports writer for The Pocono Record, longtime communications director for Watkins Glen International, and public relations director for Homestead-Miami Speedway …Currently, he is senior editor for ISC Publications in Daytona Beach, Fla. … He has written several books, including two histories of racing at Watkins Glen, and most recently, a history of the Daytona 24 Hours … He is now writing a biography of NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine, and a biography of NASCAR founder William H.G. France …J.J. is also a frequent contributor to racingone.com and a number of leading motorsports publications. He formerly held an SCCA National announcers license, and does PA interviews from the pits at Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Barber Motorsports Park … He is currently working on his master’s degree in pastoral ministry from St. Leo’s University in Tampa.

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