KAHNE DOES RIGHT BY RED BULL

Has it ever happened to you? Have a ever landed a job you knew you wouldn’t keep? This observer has, and if you have, then you know it gets tempting to mail it in, especially when you know the next big thing career-wise is right around the corner.It takes a certain amount of character to strive for excellence in a short-tem gig, but that’s what Kasey Kahne has done in his one year run at Red Bull. He gets props from this corner of NASCAR nation for earning his soon-to-be former emplo ...

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BEAT THE HEAT WITH TIPS FROM NASCAR DRIVERS

NASCAR drivers know heat. Drivers don thermal firesuits to ride in cars with no air conditioning, except for their helmets, where track temperatures at midsummer races can reach 120 degrees. The strategies these drivers employ to beat the heat can be useful to fans as unprecedented heat waves have swept the nation. All along the east coast thermostats are rising faster than Kyle Busch's speedometer in school zones. A few Southern cities have seen temperatures higher than Jeff Burton's forehead d ...

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STAYING OFF THE RED BULL BANDWAGON

I don’t see it.Media writers and broadcasters have gone on record in 2011 to boast of Red Bull Racing’s expected rise in competitive nature. I am going against the grain and saying they won’t rise very far into the 20-something ranked teams.I used to work there.Don’t expect a disgruntled, ex-employer-bashing rant based on spite here. But I have an honest assessment of the race team from my time spent and it is negative. I have worked for plenty of race teams in my life ...

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