Matt Tifft, Playoff Bound, Ready For Challenges

Hinckley Ohio is not what most call a hot bed for NASCAR stars, unless your name is Matt Tifft. The driver for Richard Childress Racing is in his first year with the long time Chevy team after time at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Tifft has had a fast rise to the upper levels of NASCAR. After starting in go-karts in 2007, Tifft found his way in to dirt late models. Then on to pavement. Tifft suffered a back injury in 2016, during a routine check up doctors discovered a tumor in Tifft’s brain.  The tumor was successfully removed and left him wondering about his career. Thanks to Joe Gibbs Racing he was able to return after only 16 races.

Tifft returned for the end of the year and then a strong run in 2017 put him in the NASCAR Xfinity playoffs and a chance at a championship.

2018 is a new year, and with a new team, Tifft makes a charge towards a championship. I talked with Matt during NASCAR Xfinity Series Media Day.

Listen to everything he has to say about growing up in Northeast Ohio, racing at Richmond Raceway, the playoffs and a championship battle.

Stephen Conley

If it races, I'll write about it, talk about it or shoot it with a camera.

I began pursuing a career in motorsports journalism immediately after attending college at Kent State University. I have hosted multiple Motorsports talk shows, worked in Country Music radio, and now i spend every day on the air in the morning with 1300 and 100.9 WMVO and in the afternoons watching the roadways around Central Ohio for 93.7 WQIO.

The excitement and the fans make everything I put out there worth while, it's been an exciting 15 years having covered everything from the Daytona 500 to the Rolex 24 and you can find me at pretty much any event run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

What I like to bring is a look behind the scenes, a look at what and who makes the sport grow. From the guy that welds pieces back at the shop to the host in the tv booth.

Everyone has a story and I like to tell it. My main focus here at TPF is looking at the men and women behind the microphone and cameras.

My life long goal is to become a member of MRN or PRN Radio and bring the races to you. I hope that what I share now is enjoyable and gives you a unique look in to the world of motorsports.

See you at a track soon

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