1. FYI WIRZ: Grand-Am Rolex Brings Big 50th Story as Stars Race Around the Clock

    The Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona got underway in gorgeous January weather—even for Florida. The biggest news planned might have been that it was the 50th anniversary of grueling ...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: JEGS Goes NHRA Pro Stock and Pro Mod, but Grandson Goes Stock Cars

    JEGS High Performance Parts is well known in drag racing because the father and four brothers who built the mail order business over 50+ years have also raced what they sell...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Testing Requires Daytona Thunder Explanation Attempt

    For three days this past weekend, top NASCAR Sprint Cup teams tested the legendary 2.5-mile tri-oval with single-car runs, tandem runs and pack drafting sessions...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: Daytona Rocks 2012 Fast World with Grand-Am Testing for 50th Rolex 24

    With the sound of race cars on the big track, the Daytona International Speedway is once again rumbling and roaring—and the new year is only a week old...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: Fast Weeks in 2012 NASCAR to Shape Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards

    When Week 1 of 52 in the 2012 NASCAR season starts Monday, Tony Stewart will still own his third NASCAR Cup trophy, and Carl Edwards will be chasing or fending him off for his first NSCS championship...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Season and Offseason Shifts Beyond Silly

    Change in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage is expected and constant. It has a name—"silly season"—for good reasons. But the weeks leading up to the 2012 season seemed to be rife with driver changes, crew chief moves and team closures...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Young Keselowski and Logano Go Guantanamo Bay on USO Tour

    NASCAR has always welcomed military members and family since its 1948 inception, so a recent USO tour to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano recently was normal if not typical...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Bizarre Contract Year Unpredictable and More Than Silly

    One element remains constant about change in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage—it’s expected and constant. It's called the silly season for good reasons...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Fans Might Be Wary of a Hot Sprint Cup Garage Pass

    It seems like the adage "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it," pops up in many places throughout life. Here’s a motorsports example...

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  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart Talk Finale at Homestead

    Much talk will happen before the green flag in Homestead on Sunday Nov. 20 when Carl Edwards takes his skinny three point lead over Tony Stewart to the 1.5-mile oval track Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: Following NHRA's John Force, a Fast Decade of Questions and Answers

    In 2001, I had my first big motorsports interview with NHRA Funny Car legend John Force in the quiet luxury of his motor coach at Gainesville Raceway in Florida. To no surprise to any of his many fans, Force was anything but silent...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: Five Flags Speedway with Its Snowball Derby Is the Track That Can

    Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida has a distinction in racing that not many short tracks have across the U.S.—it has hosted a NASCAR race, albeit early in its history in 1953...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart Talk Hot Tracks

    The weather wasn’t blistering for the Kobalt Tools 500 in Phoenix, Arizona. It wasn't even 80 degrees at daytime but the new track was hot with variables...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick Talk Phoenix

    A newly configured and repaved Phoenix International Raceway track presents a huge question mark for drivers and teams as Carl Edwards totes a skinny three-point advantage over ...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne Talk Tall Texas Win

    When NASCAR shuttled southwest to popular Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500 in Ft. Worth, Texas, they knew all three series—Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks—would provide exciting racing...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Top Chasers Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart Share Texas Thoughts

    NASCAR shuttles south and west to popular Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500 on the 1.5-mile quad-oval track with 24 degree banking in Ft. Worth, Texas...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. Revs Up Again in Pro Stock for 2012

    Jeg Coughlin Jr. will return to NHRA Full Throttle Dar Racing Series Pro Stock Car ranks in a Mopar-sponsored Dodge Avenger in 2012. The five-time world champion will seek a sixth crown with renewed action commencing Feb...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon Survive, Thrive at Martinsville

    Martinsville Speedway is called the “pretty paper clip” because of its unique oval shape, but NASCAR’s Tums Fast Relief 500 on the O...

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  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chasers Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and More on Martinsville

    NASCAR haulers and drivers won’t have to travel far this race weekend as the distance from their hometown track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, to Martinsville Speedway is just 113 miles...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: Dan Wheldon and Eric Medlen, Motorsports Tributes and Transformations

    The tragic death of reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon from a 15-car crash that sent his open-wheel race car airborne into the catch fence at Las Vegas Motors Speedway has cast a dark shadow on October for many motorsports fans...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Dave Blaney Wow Talladega

    Richard Childress Racing lame-duck driver Clint Bowyer pushed teammate Jeff Burton to the front of NASCAR’s Good Sam Club 500 on the 2.66-mile tri-oval Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama Sunday...

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  22. FYI WIRZ:NASCAR's Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth Talk Big Talladega

    Talladega Superspeedway presents NASCAR’s Good Sam Club 500 on the 2.66-mile tri-oval track with 33 degree banking in Talladega, Alabama. Fans not attending can view the 188 lap event on ESPN this Sunday at 2:00 p...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards Talk Charlotte Win

    NASCAR hosted the fifth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina—the hometown setting for most NSCS teams, and as expected triumph and anguish resulted...

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  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson Talk Charlotte

    NASCAR presents race 31 of 36, the Bank of America 500, at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday night. The 334-lap event on the 1.5-mile, 24-degree, quad-oval in Concord, N.C. will be televised on ABC at 7:30 p...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski on Chase Win

    The Hollywood Casino 400, fourth playoff event in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, race 30 of 36 in season 2011 is history. For winner Jimmie Johnson it will be a great memory and a move up to third in the points...

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