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Zach Veach

Entries by Zach Veach

Finding the Devil, Even at Disney's Cars Land

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 3:14 PM

Disneyland is a place where no matter your age; it brings out the kid in you! As we walked in, I said to my manager that after winning the Indy 500 one day, I'd definitely want to go to Disney. And why not...

After racing at the Toyota Grand Prix...

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Take Your Kid (Parent) to Work Day

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 3:12 PM

I'll never forget being much younger than I am now and getting to go to work with dad for the first time. For me, like most of you, at first it was very much all fun. Running in and out of the different offices and seeing all the different staff...

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Working Towards Your Super Bowl

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 2:05 PM

Regardless of what business you compete in, work in, or play in, we are all trying to reach the pinnacle of our industry. We're all trying to get on the field at our Super Bowl, and play in that Hallmark event. For me, that's the Indy 500. Perhaps for you...

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Writing it Down and Evolving to be Better This Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 8:15 AM

So we've come to the end of 2012 -- an eventful year and one of my most exciting years in racing thus far! It's the time of year when many people start thinking about New Year's resolutions. Like most of you, I always hope to be better the following year...

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Finding Inspiration in the Holidays (Again)

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 9:27 AM

When I was 8 years old, dad got me a 7th scale F1 RC car. I remember being so excited I could hardly contain myself -- and I didn't! The car was bigger than I was and I couldn't even pick it up! I think when you're a kid Christmas...

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Finding a Favorite Subject at School

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 8:12 AM

I think with most things, sometimes we need a bit of a shove -- a push in the right direction from our parents to try something we may not be used to, like training for an athletic event or studying. It is often just what we need when we have...

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Making Every Day a Learning Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 8:25 AM

I really hadn't put much thought to the idea of making every day a learning moment until I started going to K12 for my schooling. When I started going to school online, my racing career really began to take off. I hadn't found a program that would enable me to...

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Celebrating Our Nation's Veterans, Not Just On Veterans Day

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2012 | 12:15 PM

It was June 2011 and I was sitting on the steps of our transporter at the Milwaukee Mile as I watched our decal/logo guy place The Young Marines logo on my racecar. I remember it distinctively for a couple reasons. That weekend I won the pole for my race and...

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To Vote, Or Not to Vote?

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 8:03 AM

Lately, it's been hard to miss all the political advertisements, and quite frankly, if you've been oblivious to them, you've been living under a rock! Like some of you, I'm not quite old enough to vote yet -- I'm just about a month short.

I originally thought how disappointed I...

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I Was Bullied, And You Probably Were Too

(4) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 9:16 AM

Middle school isn't an easy timeline for many kids. It is especially hard when you're about 4'6" and only weigh about 60 pounds. That was me.

Football, basketball and baseball weren't anything I gave much thought to playing in school. My dad was a national truck and tractor-pulling champion and...

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The Power of Young Hollywood

(6) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 12:04 AM

Watching movies, listening to music, following sports and catching up on my favorite TV shows are some of the things I enjoy doing in my free time when I am not at the racetrack. I would guess that these are popular hobbies for the majority of you and my generation...

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Celebrating the Drive

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 9:10 AM

In the fast-paced world we live in today, things are always changing, moving and coming and going so quickly that sometimes we don't realize what is even happening. As I reflect back on my teenage years and some of the milestones in my life, I realize that it is often...

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Back to School: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

(3) Comments | Posted August 25, 2012 | 12:12 AM

Like me, I am sure many of you are gearing up to head back to school for another year of learning, homework and late-night studying (and procrastinating!). This is my last week of summer and then I hit the ground running as an official senior in high school starting on...

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The Olympics Aren't Just About Medals

(4) Comments | Posted August 18, 2012 | 12:04 AM

Like most of you, over the past two weeks I watched some of the 2012 London Olympics. Since the summer Olympics only come around once every four years, I definitely took advantage of time away from the racetrack to catch my favorite sports and athletes!

The last summer Olympics was...

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More than Stars and Stripes

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 3:14 PM

On June 14, 1885, a 19-year-old schoolteacher named Bernard J. Cigrand placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk and assigned his students with the task of writing essays about the flag and its significance. Mr. Cigrand designed this assignment as a way to celebrate...

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BULLY Movie: Moving Away from a Place of Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2012 | 10:26 AM

I had the opportunity to attend the premier of the new movie BULLY in Indianapolis alongside the film's director, Lee Hirsch, earlier this week in advance of my big race in the "Night Before the 500."

When I sat down to write what I wanted to share about the...

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Being Miles Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 9:32 AM

As I have written in some of my past blogs, on the racetrack, I have one goal. Like every other driver in the field, that goal is to win. Off the racetrack, that mindset is focused on helping others drive more safely.

Late last year I had the opportunity...

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Being an 'Apprentice'

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 7:36 AM

Each year, a new generation of practitioners enters the fields of sports, entertainment and business. Everyone is looking for that golden opportunity of mentorship from someone special, someone who cares and someone who is willing to take you by the hand and potentially lead you to greatness.

By chance, retired...

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Standing Up For No Bull

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2012 | 1:05 PM

As a 17-year-old racecar driver competing in the Star Mazda Championship series for Andretti Autosport under the INDYCAR banner, I'm truly humbled for the opportunity to share my experiences as a young aspiring professional athlete.

Seeing Eli Manning take the MVP trophy in Indianapolis and lead his team to win...

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Crowning a Champion in Indianapolis (Again)

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 10:47 AM

First of all, I must thank Sara Gartman and the staff at The Huffington Post for the great introductory article and for offering me the opportunity to be apart of the Huffington Post High School blogging team in 2012! I'm really looking forward to also expanding my horizons...

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