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Driven: NASCAR producer enjoys life in the fast lane

Andrea Pelkey ’02She’s gone on ride-alongs at many racetracks, but ask Andrea Pelkey ’02 whether her job has had any impact on how she handles the road, and she’ll just laugh. “My friends and family would say my driving has changed,” she admits. “Let’s just say I’ve gotten a few speeding tickets across a few different states over the last couple of years.”

Pelkey’s need for speed makes sense. She’s a producer for NASCAR at ESPN. After working her way up from production assistant to producer at ESPN (and earning an Emmy Award along the way for her work), her career path took a major turn in 2007 when the network landed the rights to telecast several of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races, and subsequently “NASCAR Now.”

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