This is how a NASCAR fan lost her virginity to a NASCAR driver
NASCAR fan Ashley Paredes lost her husband, her job, and a life-changing experience in the throes of the 2015 Daytona 500.
She told her story in her new book, NASCAR’s Last Resort: My Journey Through the World of NASCAR, and now we have the perfect gift for you: the book.
You can pick up the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords starting Friday.
The book, available on the heels of the book being selected for the prestigious 2015 National Book Award, will be published in the fall.
“When I first began this journey, I was not even sure if I would ever finish this journey,” Paredis said.
“But the journey has been an inspiration to me.
As I continue through this, I am grateful to my husband and to NASCAR for making me this way.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me through this journey.
I know it was not easy, but I am so grateful for the support.”
You can find Ashley Parsedes book on the Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Nobles websites starting Friday, and on Barnes and New Nobles beginning Thursday.
“Ashley has had a life in sports entertainment and she has lived every day with that passion,” Barnes and Nombre said in a statement.
“We are honored to have her as our publisher and we look forward to publishing the book with all the fans.”
Pareds’ husband, Ryan, who was also a driver in NASCAR, is an accomplished radio host and TV personality, and he has worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars like Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Ryan Newman.
“I think it was important for us to show that this story isn’t unique to Ashley, and we wanted to tell a story that would be relatable to the general public,” Parsinges said.
She added that the book is important for those who are looking to be involved in the sport, but she’s especially excited about the way it connects to other people who have gone through the same experience.
“For me personally, it was a huge challenge to find a way to share this with other people,” Pares said.
As she told the story of her time in the pits, Paredess also shared her life as a professional driver.
She had a rough year in 2015 with a torn ACL and a strained calf, and her husband Ryan died of cancer.
Her husband was a driver who would often drive her around, often staying at her house.
“He would be driving the car in front of me, I’d be watching the car, I would be laughing and crying,” Paringes said of her husband.
“It was just such a strange time.
I’ve never had an experience like that.
He was the most caring and kind of a perfectionist.
I was just so grateful.”