Bill Nye is not a NASCAR guy

(Photo Greg Engle)
(Photo Greg Engle)
(Photo Greg Engle)

I’ve met Bill Nye, the man who bills himself as the “Science Guy”. He indeed seems to be one smart fella. In fact I felt like an idiot just standing next to him.  For those three, maybe four people in America who don’t know who he is the 60-year old scientist turned entertainer is one of those who makes science fun, and to me that’s not a bad thing at all.  After all we need science to help us in many ways. Ways such as curing diseases, growing more food, or making sure a comet doesn’t strike the Earth and send us the way of the dinosaurs.

Of course, if a comet did hit the Earth at least I could get out of having to file my tax returns.

Mr. Nye has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering he earned in 1972 but has billed himself as someone who knows a great deal about all things scientific. He is most often seen wearing a bow tie and a lab coat and, well, looking pretty smart.  Yet beyond the appearance of being a smart guy, there is not much to indicate that he really in fact is a smart guy.

That’s not to say that his love of all things scientific and his entertaining ways are bad.


Greg Engle
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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.