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Despite Lackluster Racing, Danica Still Gets Racy

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3, 2011 by autoracingpower

Based on past racing performance, Danica Patrick isn’t creating any NASCAR buzz for this upcoming 2011 season. However, Miss Patrick has found another way to get racy.

GoDaddy.com is known for their provocative commercials—which are always a big hit amongst the Super Bowl audience. And, this year is no exception. GoDaddy features a commercial with personal trainer, Jillian Michaels, and Danica Patrick, in which the two lovely ladies are seen discussing contract stipulations with their agents. Both Danica and Jillian agree that they don’t want to take part in such an over-the-top stunt. While, their agents calmly remind them that not only have they done “racy” ads before, they are both contractually obligated.

After the pair reluctantly adheres to the “racy” contract, the two leave a dressing room. The camera pans the floor while a provocative song plays, and we see both ladies’ feet adorned with shiny, silver heels. They continue walking to set as people gawk at them.

Then, right as a crew member trips over himself, the commercial ends…and viewers are advised to visit GoDaddy.com to see more!

The Drive to End Hunger

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2011 by autoracingpower

What happens when AARP teams up with NASCAR? The Drive to End Hunger. The campign includes volunteer-led food driver, corporate fundraising, local outreach and more.  Thanks to Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports, the No. 24 ride is wrapped in AARP logos to spotlight the fight to solve the problem of hunger in older Americans.

The new 3-year campaign began at the West Virginia State Capitol today, Monday, January 10th, 2011 and will continue.  AARP challenges people to make a year-long commitment by pledging each month to participate in donating or by volunteering at a local food or soup kitchen.

New Racing Team: Junior Johnson Racing

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 by autoracingpower

Hall of Famer Junior Johnson has created Junior Johnson Racing (JJR). Why? He’s hoping to use the team to propel his young son, Robert, into the Sprint Cup Series. Junior plans to run this team from shops on his Hamptonville estate—yep, surrounded by animals and all. The new team has names behind it like Keith Barnwel, who will act at the executive vice president and general manager.

Robert Johnson is currently scheduled to run the full K&N Pro Series East schedule and also plans to drive in other Late Model events. And, in preparation, Johnson hired two veteran mechanics with K&N experience—smart move.

Image Source: SPRINT CUP PRACTICE, Flickr

Santa’s Ride

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 by autoracingpower

Still stuck on the notion that good ol’ St. Nick zooms around the Christmas skies in his sleigh pulled by reindeer? Think again! Santa’s cruisin’ around in a stylish VW Bug with Rudolf in the back. Play this fun holiday game to try and help Santa with all the presents.

PLAY!

Top 5 Reasons We’re Thankful

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2010 by autoracingpower

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought what a better way to prepare for the drooling at the great feast by salivating a little early over a few of our favorite women in racing. These talented race car drivers are hot on and off the track…take a look.

Danica Patrick

Milka Duno

Katherine Legge

Ashley Force Hood

Erica Enders

Putin in F1. Obama in NASCAR?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 by autoracingpower

Russia’s Prime Minister got behind the wheel of a Formula One race car and took the pedal to the metal—racing at 150 mph. With this event spurring into a deal with F1 to being racing in Russia in 2014, some are wondering if President Obama should also create a relationship with NASCAR. Some believe that his support of the sport could enhance his image and allow him to connect with the blue-collar Americans for future support.

More than 100 Injured at Motor Racing Track

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 21, 2010 by autoracingpower

A motor racing event in Brazil took a sour turn of events, when the metal grandstand holding hundreds of people collapsed. As the grandstand topples to the ground, hundreds of spectators crumble with it.  Officials said that at least 100 people were injured.

Check out the video of the tragedy here.