1. FYI WIRZ: After Rainy Daytona Epic, NASCAR's Top 5 Eager for Dry Phoenix

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are generally long. That's the distinction for the sport’s top class, but most are three to four hours; not 36 hours like the postponed Daytona 500...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 5 Daytona Drivers Can't Be Quiet After Epic Race

    The Daytona 500, ‘The Great American Race’ at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida didn't disappoint those with patience or a hefty tolerance for crashing and bizarre incidents...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 10 Drivers Talk Big About the Daytona 500

    NASCAR’s huge start, the Daytona 500, will commence Sunday, February 26 on the 2.5-mile tri-oval racetrack with 31 degree banking in Daytona Beach, Florida. Those not among the thousands in the stands can view the action on FOX at 1 p...

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  4. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Kicks Up Reality in Big Hits, Broken Dreams

    Perhaps more than any other injury description, the following words have echoed more frequently year after year across high school, college and professional football fields during ...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Sprint Media Tour Upbeat but NASCAR Needs 2011 in 2012

    Hard to script a better NASCAR Sprint Cup competitive season than one where the championship goes to the last lap and the winner takes all or goes home second. Tony Stewart prevailed and Carl Edwards was left wondering—if only, two more points...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks Neurosurgery, Journalism and NASCAR

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, is a practicing neurosurgeon and journalist. Those sophisticated roles might be plenty for two humans, but Gupta manages to pack both into his busy agenda...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR 2012 Sprint Media Tour Always Upbeat, Some Announcements Big

    It’s hard to find negative aspects to scheduled team, sanction and communication events at the NASCAR 2012 Sprint Media Tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway in late January, ...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte Shows Teams Ready to Rev Up 2012

    The fourth week in January is a month from the start of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in Daytona. It hardly seems like time to be touting eager drivers, owners and new paint schemes...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: Rolex 24 at Daytona, a Gold Win but No Shift to NASCAR or IndyCar

    The Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona in late January was a golden moment for the 50th anniversary, with almost golden Florida weather, cool nights and warm days, too...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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