Rehagen is a writer and journalist. He joined Atlanta magazine as senior editor in 2011. Prior to that, he was staff writer and then senior editor at Indianapolis Monthly. He has been a finalist for City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Writer of the Year in each of the past five years. His April 2012 feature “The Last Trawlers” was included in the anthology Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a Missouri native. He lives in Atlanta with his family.
Every Saturday night, miles away from the high-tech machines and VIP suites at the Brickyard, weekend heroes clash in one of the craziest spectacles in motorsports. And one family holds its reunions at 70 mph in the crossover of the Figure 8.