About Us

Get to know the writers, designers, and editors behind Pit Box Press

Madelyn Hipp

Madelyn is a recent graduate of Purdue University in Aviation Management. Her favorite drivers are Ryan Blaney, Justin Haley, and Christian Eckes. Her other interests include Major League and college baseball, hockey, golf, and air racing. She is the founder, editor, and a writer at Pit Box Press.

Kyle O’Brien

Kyle is a senior at Fresno State University studying sports management. His favorite Cup Series driver of all time is Matt Kenseth with Kyle Busch as a close second! Besides racing, he enjoys video games, drinking tea, and forcing himself to read more books. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, and the social media manager for Pit Box Press.

Francisco “Cisco” Morales

Cisco is an aspiring journalist, and is thrilled to work with awesome people! Just because he’s young, doesn’t mean he can’t get stuff done. He is a writer at Pit Box Press.

Joshua Lee

Joshua is an iRacing Play-by-Play Commentator for Podium eSports, Apex Racing TV, Racecraft TV, Racespot TV, STN Racing, and Global SimRacing Channel. He is a writer at Pit Box Press.

Gianna “Gi” Lashley-Nicholas

Gi is a 19 year old writer from Millville, NJ. She has been a racing fan since childhood thanks to her family’s history and love of racing. Her top three drivers are Ryan Blaney, Myatt Snider, and Christian Eckes. When not writing, she is watching racing with her boyfriend or sleeping. She is a writer at Pit Box Press.

Walker Skeeter

Walker is a fourth year climatology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Delaware. Despite being a climate scientist, Walker has been a NASCAR fan for over 20 years! His favorite drivers are Bubba Wallace, Tyler Reddick, and Alex Bowman in the Cup Series, and AJ Allmendinger, Tommy Joe Martins, and Ryan Vargas in the Xfinity Series. Outside of racing, Walker enjoys talking about (and studying) the weather, watching Baltimore sports, and playing video games. He is a writer and editor at Pit Box Press.

Phil Spain

A 25 year veteran in the world of motorsports, Phil loves anything with an engine. When he’s not watching cars, he’s out with family. His favorite driver is Bubba Wallace, and he provides in-race radio coverage of the 23’s races on his Twitter, @philenespanol. Phil is a writer at Pit Box Press.

Garrett Cook

Garrett is a 28 year old, newly married father of three. He’s been a race fan since he was five years old and his love for NASCAR and all forms of motorsports grows every single day. His favorite driver of all time is Jeff Gordon, but nowadays he pulls for Chase Elliott, Noah Gragson, and Chris Hacker. When he’s not working at a correctional institution, he spends time painting, playing video games, and hanging out with his wife and kids. He plans on returning to college in the fall of 2022 to obtain his degree in Secondary Education.

Patrick Vallely

Patrick is our team’s photographer. A Ph.D. candidate at the Ohio State University, he is currently studying Astrophysics.

Jack Swansey

Originally from North Carolina, Jack has been a NASCAR fan since 2008, and his favorite driver is Bubba Wallace. At Wesleyan University, he studied film and anthropology and wrote his senior thesis about the fan culture of American stock car racing. When not watching NASCAR, Jack is probably looking for some other motorsport to watch, scouring antique stores for hard-to-find diecasts, or investigating the history of some obscure backmarker team or another. To fund his HotWheels collection, Jack works in television production.