The Apex Crew

Work your way up the Crew by meeting these levels with one-time or accumulative contributions to keep The Apex on track.

Tire Changer

$ 15
You're a crucial team player and a kind supporter.
  • Shoutout on The Braking Point


$ 30
A dollar per day fuels a month of articles and podcast episodes.
  • Personal email from us


$ 60
You're looking out for us and keeping The Apex on the perfect racing line.
  • T-shirt

Assistant Engineer

$ 90
Just over a dollar per day from the season opener through the Indianapolis 500.
  • Personal letter from us


$ 120
Your technical know-how says quality writing is worth supporting.
  • Dine with us at or near racetrack of your choice

Race Strategist

$ 180
Your support is a winning strategy.
  • Discuss racing, The Apex and more on the phone with us

Team Manager

$ 240
One dollar per day during racing season means you oversee our success.
  • Interview transcript PDFs

Team Owner

$ 300
You've reached the top — and are helping us do the same.
  • Surprise package

Fuel what we create.

We employ a value-for-value model in which you decide how much our work is worth to you and return the value you receive via one-time or recurring contributions. It's part of our unique approach to motor sports journalism.

Quality obsession

We adhere to the AP Stylebook and series-specific style guides to ensure our writing is clear, concise and free of errors.

Ad-free reading

Without advertisements, The Apex features no distractions and pages that load nearly as fast as what we write about.

Editorial independence

Since The Apex is supported by readers rather than sponsors involved in the very thing we write about, we're able to write entirely for our audience.

Premium podcast

We trade our keyboards for microphones once a week and release an engaging conversation in a well-produced — and chaptered — podcast called The Braking Point.

The Apex Crew

The safe and secure box to the left is the medium through which you communicate to us the value you feel you receive from our work.

If you find enough joy in our articles and podcast episodes to offer $1 per day, set up a $30 monthly recurring contribution. If you feel you’ve been receiving increased value of late, enter a custom amount for a one-time, monthly or annual contribution.

You can even honor your favorite drivers and events while supporting what we do, for example, by contributing $33 to signify the field at Indianapolis. Creativity is encouraged.

We don’t hide our work behind paywalls because we want you to decide what it’s worth and exclusive content would devalue what we already produce. Supporters are welcomed into The Apex Crew, a community of passionate fans who believe world-class racing deserves high-quality writing.

If you find value in what we do here, help us have the means to continue doing it. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Crew.