1. FYI WIRZ: Behind NASCAR and NHRA Ropes, View 3

    It’s time to get behind the ropes for a third and final time in this up close series. Getting really close to a NASCAR or NHRA team at work, obtaining a behind-the-scenes experience, is not easy even if you have connections...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: Behind NASCAR and NHRA Ropes, View 2

    Getting really close to a NASCAR or NHRA team at work and obtaining a behind the scenes experience is not easy even if you have connections. Getting there three times for a behind the scenes series is even tougher...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Shakers talk Bristol before and after flags

    The Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City at Bristol Motor Speedway, race four of 36 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on the popular 0.533 Mile oval, ended Sunday after 10 cautions and plenty of short-track excitement for the packed and stacked stands...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Point Aces Talk Brisk Race 4 at Bristol

    Momentum is a nebulous entity. It seems to be everywhere when wins and top finishes belong to a driver and team, but as soon as parts break or timing results in crashes that same entity vanishes...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: Behind NASCAR and NHRA Ropes, View One

    Getting really close to a NASCAR or a NHRA team at work and obtaining a behind the scenes experience is not easy even if you have connections. Getting close to NHRA drivers and teams in the pits is easier because every ticket is a pit pass...

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  6. FYI WIRZ Speed Series 1: Precision with USAF Thunderbrids, NASCAR and NHRA

    The U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds take highly trained combat pilots and crews to higher levels of precision for top show speed. NASCAR stock cars and NHRA hot rods take top speed to the track, but the last thing they desire is going airborne...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Shakers Talk Las Vegas Before and After Flags

    Carl Edward’s carried his winning momentum from 2010 into 2011 on Sunday, by staying out in front of a perturbed Tony Stewart to win the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

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  8. As NFL Negotiations Drag on, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Can Scramble Forward

    It’s ubiquitous sports news. The National Football League negotiations with the National Football League Players Association occupy tough ground while they discuss game turf...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Point Aces Talk Race Three at Las Vegas

    During the 2011 NASCAR season, one thing is for sure: Points matter. The top five NASCAR drivers in points after Daytona were Carl Edwards , David Gilliland, Bobby Labonte, Kurt Busch and Juan Pablo Montoya...

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  10. 2011 NFL Draft: With Scouting Combine Done, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brace for Draft

    The NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Indiana ran from Feb. 28 through Mar. 1 giving 329 participants a chance to prove their abilities...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Shakers Talk Speed before and after Phoenix

    Wikipedia defines a mover and shaker as a person who wields power and influence. Few ever harness the power displayed routinely on a NASCAR track, and even fewer get the influence ...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Takes Heart with NASCAR's Brian Vickers

    Quotes by Dr. Sanjay Gupta are courtesy of CNN.com Dr Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, recently probed and evaluated the blood clot and heart problems for NASCAR driver Brian Vickers during a broadcast interview on CNN...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Trevor Bayne Gets Storybook Win and Whirlwind Tour

    During preseason media events like Daytona’s Thunder Fan Fest and NASCAR media day, several Sprint Cup drivers admitted that 20 or more NASCAR teams could pull off a win in Daytona...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: Astounding Daytona 500 Win Elicits Checkered Flag Comments

    More than a week before NASCAR’s “Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway, young Trevor Bayne was confident about competing in the Daytona 500...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Developmental Road Is a Steep Climb for Many

    It’s a gigantic question: How does a young Late Model driver in training make a path to big-time racing when so many hurdles persist? NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer has come a long way from the short track racing he still enjoys when he gets time...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Daytona 500 Top Gun Quotes Before the Green Flag

    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing tagged speed limits to Daytona 500 qualifiers just as they completed fast laps on the glass-smooth track at Daytona International Speedway a week before they go fender to bumper...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: 2011 NASCAR season optimism is strong amid many unknowns

    The green flag to the 2011 National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing season, for 36 race weekends that count, is about to fall in Daytona International Speedway over a new ...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour on final view of 2011

    When the National Assocaition for Stock Car Racing Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway completed its fourth and final day in late January, justifiably fatigued ...

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  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour on Third View of 2011

    After two days of nonstop NASCAR shop visits with uninterrupted presentations, interviews, dining and hospitality, 200 select media members—tired or not—opted for even more long, eventful moments...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour on Second View of 2011

    The first green flag of the long and furious NASCAR season will drop soon, and in preparation 200 select media in late January attended the 29th annual NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted By Charlotte Motor Speedway, Day One

    A few weeks before the first green flag drops on the long and furious NASCAR season, media from across the US and beyond drop what they were doing to attend the annual NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: Daytona Thunder NASCAR Testing Has Fast Track, Quick Comments

    After an embarrassing, show-stopping pothole spoiled NASCAR’s biggest race at Daytona International Speedway last year, a big fix evolved from early July to mid-December...

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  23. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Take a Page Out of NASCAR's Playbook

    It’s no secret that NASCAR officials have watched the No. 1 sport in the country, the NFL, over the years for many reasons. It’s prudent to follow the thought that if it works for the NFL it might work for us...

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  24. Franchise Quarterback Josh Freeman Leads Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Youth

    Only four NFL teams—the Steelers, Packers, Bears and Jets—will determine conference championships and Super Bowl berths, as the Seahawks, Ravens, Falcons and Patriots went down this weekend...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Listens to Its Fans, Really

    NASCAR listens to its fans, there's no mistaking that. Many tracks like Talladega have fan councils to ensure fan input is considered...

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