Indy Here We Come!

Written by J.K. Kelly on December 1st, 2018

Philadelphia, PA …. After a great time at the SEMA Show in Vegas, the auto racing industry is headed to Indianapolis for the PRI trade show.  I can’t think of a better place, actually I can think of a few warmer ones, than Indy to continue to introduce the world to my latest book, FUELIN’ AROUND.

Reviewers like John DiBartolomeo from Drag Racing Edge Magazine and Andy “Tog” Rogers from have said “they couldn’t put the book down,” and in Tog’s case, he was laughing out loud more than once.  Howard Commander from Lebanon Valley Dragway and Speedway was kind enough to call me this week to say he really enjoyed reading the book.

I spent nearly thirty years working for VP Racing Fuels and before that did PR for Waltrip and the Gatorade 88 on the NASCAR circuit. Prior to that I did freelance writing and photography for magazines like Super Stock, Car Craft, and Hot Rod but you’ll have to read the book to find out where I got my sense of humor.  I’m still consulting for VP and others so I’m as busy as ever. The book takes a behind the scenes look at my career and how I wound up at VP and helped wage the David versus Goliath battles with 76, Sunoco, Elf/Total, and all the others.  As it states on the book’s back  cover, “Whether it was tuning up a slingshot, drinking a fuel sample, being pulled over by the Israeli Military, strategic thinking, or playing with fire, there was rarely a dull moment. The incident at 38,000 feet was something even I couldn’t make up!”

If you’d like a print or ebook copy of FUELIN’ AROUND (great gift idea by the way for racers, fans, friends, and family – I’m not kidding, it really is an entertaining read!) you can find them at around the world and also on Barnes &

If you’d like to find me at the PRI Show, I’ll be at the DRC Race Products booth  # 937 Thursday-Saturday at 11am.  You can also email me at if you’d like to set up a meet or catch up.  I can’t thank John and Dottie DiBartolomeo enough for inviting me to hang out there every morning.  Come see us and check back for other events and shows I’ll be attending in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.


"A truly riveting read from cover to cover." - Midwest Book Review

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