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Carl Edwards vs Jimmie Johnson – Who Will Take The Cake

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by autoracingpower

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The race between Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson is panning out to be neck and neck after 11 races. There are still many believers in a few strong outings from Kevin Harvick, but it will likely come down to these 2 power houses. Many bloggers and NASCAR enthusiasts have been noting that Edwards has the edge with a stronger pit crew and faster car, but Jimmie still has strong experience on his side.

Check out our updated poll located in the right side and let us know who you think will be driving the solo drive down victory lane… whether it’s Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson or anyone else for that matter.

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1st Annual Victory Juntion Wish Upon A Star Holiday Gala

Posted in NASCAR with tags on December 21, 2010 by autoracingpower

Friday December 17th marked the 1st annual Victory Junction Wish Upon A Star Holiday Gala in Charlotte, NC.The children and grandchildren of famous NASCAR drivers worked to spread the word to give back to the community. The event was sponsored by Victory Junction & Newman’s Own Foundation. Victory Junction is a camp for chronically ill children and Newman’s Own Foundation is a charitable food company started by Paul Newman. More than 5550 children and family members gathered at the event in attempt to inspire kids during the holiday season.

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Trading Paint – Book Highlight

Posted in NASCAR with tags on December 6, 2010 by autoracingpower

Ever argued with your beer-holding, chip munching buddy about who the greatest NASCAR driver of all time was? Ever bet about how Danica Patrick would perform in NASCAR? Ever heckle your brother-in-law because he thought the crash of the century was merely a fender bender? In Trading Paint, Jerry Bonkowski, a veteran NASCAR writer gets down to the bottom of this and many more NASCAR debates. Thanks to Bonkowski’s point of view in the book, the next time you take on a NASCAR-related argument, you can be ready with some cold, hard facts…and boom, you’ll win.

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Ultimate NASCAR Gift Guide

Posted in Air Filter, Auto Parts, NASCAR with tags , , , on October 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

Believe it or not, the Holidays are right around the corner—leaving you only a limited amount of shopping days to find that special something for that certain someone in your life. Rather than pick up the not-so-creative, yet always thoughtful gift card, choose something just a bit more oriented towards the racing fan in your life.

Vintage Nascar Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser

This Vintage NASCAR Gas Pimp Liquor Dispenser is the fun-filled racing-themed gift for those 21 and over. It holds up to 32 oz and measures 17″ tall

Gear Shift Wine Bottle Stopper

Another great item for those over 21. This Gear Shift Wine Bottle Stopper blends a love of fine wines with the love of fast cars.

Replica Hoods are the perfect memorabilia for any racing fan in your life. Choose from an assortment of different racers, like Dale Earnhardt, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and more.

Performance Parts for the auto enthusiast in your life are an excellent gift. Find a great assortment of fuel systems, air filters, cooling performance, exhausts, performance chips and more.

Twists & Turns on the Road to Recovery

Posted in NASCAR with tags , on October 12, 2010 by autoracingpower

Shane Hmiel—known as one of NASCAR’s most disgraced drivers. After a series of erratic driving related incidents and three failed drug tests, NASCAR said goodbye (for good) to driver Shane Hmiel in 2006.

Hmiel’s most infamous incident occurred in April 2005, when he pushed 12th-place racer, Dale Jerrett, turned him sideways and continued to accelerate. After Jarrett’s vehicle came to a halt, he walked over to Hmiel only to receive an ever so nonchalant middle-finger gesture.

With his career over in 2006, he could do like most other suspended NASCAR drivers did, but rather than drop out of site, repeatedly turn to abusive substances or commit suicide, Hmiel focused on getting sober and turning his life around.

He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed the right kind of medication to help keep him balanced.  He was on the right track back into racing—racing in three US Auto Club Series races and preparing to move in to the Indy Lights series, then possibly IndyCar.

Unfortunately, life had a different track in mind. Last weekend at the Terra /Haute Action Track in Indiana,  Hmiel’s car flipped sideways and the roll cage was smashed directly into a concrete wall. Stunningly, Hmiel survived—unconscious with a broken neck and back. So far, there are no signs of paralysis.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

NASCAR – Puts You In the Driver’s Seat

Posted in NASCAR with tags , on October 5, 2010 by autoracingpower

When it comes to video games, the more realistic the better. And, after seeing this launch trailer for NASCAR: The Game, you’ll totally agree.

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Introducing Miss Coors Light: Rachel Rupert

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , on September 15, 2010 by autoracingpower

There’s nothing better than sitting back with a Coors Light, the official beer of NASCAR, and taking in a race—until now. Coors Light is welcoming a new team member to its family. Rachel Rupert has been selected as the first ever Miss Coors Light. She assumes her duties on September 19 at the New Hampshire race and then plans to return for the entire duration of the 2011 NASCAR season.

Miss Rupert beat out more than 100 ladies to become Miss Coors Light. She is said to have a passion for NASCAR, an engaging personality and a gorgeous smile. Her new duties include: interacting with fans and drivers at appearances, events and online. She also is responsible for presenting the Coors Light Pole award each week. And, once 2011 rolls around, she becomes the face of Coors Light—on their NASCAR themed point-of-sale materials.

Miss Rupert is an avid fan. She watched NASCAR growing up, attended races at a young age and even lists Martinsville as her favorite track.

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Wal-Mart to Rethink Gordon Partnership

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , on September 7, 2010 by autoracingpower

According to several sources, Wal-Mart is currently re-evaluating how to spend their sponsorship budget: should they go with a single driver or an array of drivers?

With word of a potential deal for Wal-Mart to primarily sponsor Gordon as well as other drivers, there has been concern of Gordon’s merchandise receiving high-priority displays in Wal-Mart stores .

However, with news that Wal-Mart wasn’t going to be Gordon’s primary sponsor, that fear has dissolved. This decision leaves Gordon without primary sponsorship.

“Changing Lanes” on BET

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , , on August 30, 2010 by autoracingpower

Growing up, Michael Cherry’s nickname was “Hollywood.” And now, the NASCAR driver might have to rekindle the use of that moniker as he’s a featured driver on the new realtity TV series “Changing Lanes.” The show debuts Wednesday, September 1st on BET.

This new series is designed to spark the interest of NASCAR in more minority groups. It starts with 30 drivers, then is cut down to 10. They compete in elimination contests and the 4 finalists win an opportunity to qualify for the Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, California.

The series not only shows you the drivers’ dedication on the track, but gives a personal profiling on each one, as the show hopes to bring more women, African Americans and Hispanics into a sport that has been predominately focused on white males.

Michel Cherry currently sports the nickname “Cherry Bomb,” which is painted on the car he drives for Revolution Racing. They are a racing company devoted to bringing diversity into stock car racing.

For more information on the “Changing Lanes” series or on Michael Cherry, please visit the original post.

NASCAR Star Kyle Busch Takes it Off-Road

Posted in NASCAR with tags , , , , on August 26, 2010 by autoracingpower

Kyle Busch is best known as the star of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but on Wednesday August 25, 2010, he took it off the road. Busch endured a last place finish in his first official off-road race in the Traxxas TORC Series at the Route 66 Raceway in Illinois.

Busch fell out of the second lap with a broken rear suspension. Although he didn’t place, Busch had fun and enjoyed the aspects of the off-road race.