1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Brad Keselowski and Joie Chitwood Explore Busch Gardens

    The Daytona 500 will start 2010 with the 53rd running of "America’s Greatest Race" on a new racing surface...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: Monster Jam on Tampa's NFL Turf Takes Mammoth Piles of Dirt

    Monster Jam is about to roar into Tampa Bay for two big shows at Raymond James Stadium, Jan. 22 and Feb. 5. The United States Hot Rod Association campaigns a Monster Truck tour that pleases large crowds...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Offseason Is for Fans, Not for Teams

    When NASCAR fans are winterized without races during the dormant weeks between mid-November and mid-February, NASCAR teams are thrashing to get the best cars ready for the long 2011 season...

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  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Acquisitions and Talent No Big Surprise

    The word "surprise" certainly defines the 2010 season, with 10 wins by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after securing a dismal three wins during the 2009 campaign. Few predicted such a strong showing...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: Florida NASCAR Tracks Are Home to Grand-Am Sports Cars

    Daytona International Speedway has been known for decades as a legendary home to stock car racing, and presently, the track often publicizes their slogan “The World Center of Racing” even though most stock car drivers are U...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: Daytona NASCAR Testing and Fan Fest Is Best $20 Ticket in January

    The new year has hardly begun, but NASCAR fans can get a jump start on the new season for only $20 at Daytona International Speedway with Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, January 20-21...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: CNN Focuses on NASCAR's Jennifer Jo Cobb As Extreme Athlete

    CNN is taking a deep look into athletic ability with its Extreme Living Series under the direction of chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta...

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  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NFL Season Is 1 Game, 2 Hopes To Go

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ’ 2010 playoff potential requires they beat the New Orleans Saints on their noisy home turf Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and then view two games starting at 4:15 p...

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  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Final Game Strategy Is All Win and Wish

    The playoff scenarios get tighter now going into the final season game for the NFL’s Week 17 where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of three teams chasing a single wild card berth...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Drag Racing and PBA Bowling Have Fast Lanes, Fast Minds

    In the world of sports, human factors and even manufactured structures share similar impact on winning. Comparing drag racing to bowling might seem at first like matching lakes to rivers, but a close look might surprise...

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  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Take Bold Choices into Final Two Games

    The rebuilding Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored well in the 2010 draft with Gerald McCoy, Mike Williams, Cody Grimm, Arrelious Benn and others, but their post-draft moves have been exemplary...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Tracks Seek Fan Input to Attract More Fans

    NASCAR is aware of the empty seats at races across the U.S. and is doing something that many organizations often ignore—they are listening to fans. Not only do they listen to fans, they initiate changes to accommodate them...

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  19. FYI WIRZ: Daytona's New Asphalt Gets Fast Workout By Four-, Two-Wheel Experts

    Owing to an early completion of Daytona International Speedway’s repaving by Lane Construction, NASCAR guys invaded the venerated track for a two-day Goodyear tire test...

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  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Playoff Math On, Performance Off

    With two games to go in the season, the Buccaneers are still mathematically alive. But with the injured reserve home to veteran and rookie players that have made a difference this year, odds for postseason play are dwindling...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: Daytona Repaving Done, Track Tested, Drivers React

    The roar of racing engines recently replaced the growl of working diesels as Lane Construction Company finished repaving the famous track several weeks before a Jan...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: Performance Racing Industry Show Draws Crowds and Kid Speed

    Speed in motorsports is for all ages. Speed is always about numbers too, big numbers: 1,000 motorsports companies displaying countless products—engineering...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: Performance Racing Industry Show Draws Crowds, Stories and Floor Speed

    Speed is always about numbers, but these numbers are impressive: 1,000 motorsports companies displaying countless products—engineering...

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  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Week 13 Rankings Against the Winning Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons have lost only two games this season, but they come into Raymond James Stadium on Sunday in Tampa, Florida favored by only three points...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sons Swarm To Pensacola's Snowball Derby, NASCAR Girl Wins

    NASCAR racing is over for the season and so too is the Sprint Cup gala banquet in Las Vegas, but stock car racing got one more burst of excitement with the Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby 300 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida this weekend...

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