1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Skip Speed to Fish Twice a Year for Disabled Kids

    When Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway were constructed in time for their first races in 1959 and 1999, respectively, lakes were formed as well...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Talk Best Part of Long, Fast Sprint Cup Season

    The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has 36 points, stretching from February 23 at Daytona International Speedway to November 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: International Motor Sports Association Melds for Fresh Daytona Start

    The Grand Am Series and the American Le Mans Series combined resources in 2013 but ran separately until the International Motor Sports Association could diligently meld the competing organizations into one...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: Top Achievers in NASCAR, NHRA, Music and Military Talk Success

    Common psychological threads seem to weave the fiber and inner armor of champions, celebrities, warriors, rock and country stars. Each rise to the top takes ambition, and no two persons are exactly the same, nor do any share identical paths...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Champions Johnson and Force Share Winning Advice

    There may be frost or snow on NASCAR flag stands at race tracks across the U.S. before the next green flag, but champion teams are not exactly dormant...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Finale Has Two Contenders and Maybe One Super Human

    Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team with crew chief Chad Knaus may seem like they have super human qualities, but we all know they are just people—but great people, no doubt...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tight with 712 Miles of Phoenix and Homestead to Go

    The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship got tighter in Texas as race winner Jimmie Johnson nudged Matt Kenseth for the lead by a scant seven points. Only 712 miles of racing remain before the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup is over...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tied Not Sealed Heading into Texas

    Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are tied at the top of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, but they still have contenders within striking distance as the series heads into Ft...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Chances Slim Heading into Martinsville Short Track

    Only four more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season races are left in the Chase for the Championship as the hectic competition moves from its longest track at 2.66 miles around Talladega to the one of the shortest tracks at Martinsville with its ...

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  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Turns Corners and Heads at Talladega Crapshoot

    NASCAR is turning a fast corner into their playoffs, the Chase for the Sprint Cup, with the Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday. Drivers will challenge the 2...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Scrambled Going into Home Turf Contest at Charlotte

    The Charlotte, North Carolina area is the hub for NASCAR teams and drivers, but since most of the drivers have a residence there it’s hard for any to claim home-field advantage when NASCAR comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Contenders Blast Midway into Countdown Playoffs at Reading

    The NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs have been six races long since 2007 and are now halfway over for the 2013 season...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tightens Going West to Kansas

    Some claim NASCAR ’s playoffs, the Chase for the Sprint Cup, are already a three-man race, but seven events remain to be run and at least one, Talladega , is often a crapshoot ...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Playoffs Not over Going into Race 29 at Dover

    When the green flag flies Sept. 29 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., some NASCAR fans might think the Chase for the Sprint Cup is already determined in only two of 10 races with the third race about to roll...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Playoffs Shift North as NHRA Playoffs Blast South to Texas

    The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series turns south to hot air in Dallas, Texas this weekend for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex ...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Headed North to New Hampshire as Playoffs Heat Up

    The temperatures in the New England area may be dropping as fall approaches, but when NASCAR drivers and teams arrive for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon , N...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Countdown Playoff Blasts into Charlotte ZMAX Dragway Turf

    The Charlotte area may be known as NASCAR turf with most team headquarters nearby, but twice a year NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing invades the oval racing world to compete on the spectacular zMax Dragway in the suburb of Concord, N...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Playoffs Pick Up First Speed Going into Chicago

    NASCAR 's Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs fire up Sunday, Sept. 15 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet , Ill., on the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval with 18-degree banking...

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  19. FYI WIRZ:10 NASCAR Drivers Chase a Final Spot at Bumpy Richmond

    Bubbles are about to burst in Richmond and none are in seltzer water or champagne. Mathematically, 10 drivers are on the Chase playoff bubble—Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano , Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Playoffs 3 Races Away Going into Thunder Valley

    Roaring out of manufacturers' turf towards fan turf, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and teams head to Bristol Motor Speedway...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: Ford Drivers Talk NASCAR Michigan Where Ford Has Dominated

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled a routine convoy of colorful haulers into the traditional home of the automotive industry in Michigan...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Leaders Return to Fast Left Turns Going into Pure Michigan 400

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are done twisting on the road course at Watkins Glen International and head into the wide two-mile oval with 18-degree banking at Michigan International Speedway on Aug...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: Fast Snake and Mongoose Rivalry Snares Epic Movie Time

    A potent Snake and Mongoose movie is about to strike the big screen. If your mind just envisioned a dangerous, hooded Cobra fighting an agile critter that resembles a weasel, then snake and mongoose may have a vivid meaning for you...

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  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar Pros Talk Success Advice for Youths

    It's not easy growing up in a complex, technological world. Just a couple of centuries ago, roads and seas were often the best and only avenues to communication and success...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: Pocono Wall Doesn't Slow NASCAR Point Lead Going into Watkins Glen

    For a while last week in NASCAR it looked like the Pocono wall that collected Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 golden ride may have placed a big dent in a mounting point lead. Not so fast...

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