Ben White is an award-winning motorsports journalist who has covered NASCAR for the past 28 years.
White’s deepest desire was to drive in NASCAR competition. He did accomplish his goal on a few local short tracks around his North Carolina home, but a significant lack of funds eventually sent him out of racing.
He then worked at RCR Enterprises as a general mechanic and in the engine tear-down room in 1980 for owner/driver Richard Childress.
White eventually found a passion for writing and traded his tools for a keyboard and computer.
White began his journalism career with The Lexington, N.C., Dispatch in 1983, a role he continues today. He joined NASCAR Scene and NASCAR Illustrated in 1989 and by 1993, was elevated to managing editor for NASCAR Illustrated. In 1997, he was promoted to senior editor and remained in that role until 2010.
White has written a dozen books on NASCAR including, “Circle of Triumph-The Bobby Allison Story” (1993), “American Stock Car Racers” (1998), “NASCAR Racers” (2001), “Twenty Years of Hendrick Motorsports” (2004), and his most recent release “NASCAR Then and Now,” (2010), to name a few. He also contributed features to an eight-book historical series called “American Racing Classics” in the early 1990s.
Aside from his various writing projects and guest appearances on radio and television shows, White enjoys cooking, woodworking, model car building and holds several patents on items he has invented.