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  1. Bodine enjoys driving out front in pace car

    Ellen Siska

    NASCAR's Brett Bodine drives the pace car at every Sprint Cup race, but the former racer says his most important job on the racetrack is monitoring track conditions.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2008
  2. Drivers' meetings cover important safety procedures

    Ellen Siska

    NASCAR gathers all drivers and crew chiefs before every race to discuss the nuances and procedures of a particular track and to get everyone on the same page on safety.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2008
  3. The ins and outs of impound races

    Ellen Siska

    Impound races restricting car setups between the end of qualifying and the beginning of the race were introduced with hopes of improving competition

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2008
  4. Tear-offs add new layer to windshield safety

    Ellen Siska

    NASCAR drivers stare straight at the face of danger every race, and the ever-evolving windshield makes sure those hazards don't fly straight into their faces.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2008
  5. Gone fishin': A well-deserved break or, for some, just back to th...

    Ellen Siska

    Everyone in NASCAR's Nextel Cup seems to be looking forward to the holidays, but wintertime isn't an extended vacation for many crewmembers and some drivers.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2007
  6. No ands, ifs or butts about driver safety and comfort

    Ellen Siska

    Randy LaJoie turned his desire to find a better racing seat for himself into a business that supplies an increasing number of drivers with custom-made aluminum seats.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2007
  7. Infield Parking website connects fans directly to some drivers

    Ellen Siska

    Want to be a friend of Dale Earnhardt Jr.? You can at, a social networking site for race fans that also serves similar functions for 17 other drivers.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  8. TMS is the host with the most -- for a Texas sports event

    Ellen Siska

    Texas Motor Speedway personnel have been busy getting the track cleaned and ready for about 400,000 guests this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2007
  9. Every week, crewmembers compete in post-race dash for airport

    Ellen Siska

    NASCAR might be all about the driving experience for a few hours of each Cup event, but the people behind the scenes go through a lot of work to avoid getting stuck in their vehicles for very long after each race.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2007
  10. Increasing specialization opens up dozens of new jobs

    Ellen Siska

    For a look at the many people who prepare cars for each race, here are some key job titles and brief descriptions of the duties for each position.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2007
  11. Great idea hatched, but then largely ditched

    Ellen Siska

    NASCAR's alternate exit, or roof hatch, was a 21st century safety breakthrough but has gone mostly unused since it was introduced in 2003.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2007
  12. Get on a career track to racing in North Carolina

    Ellen Siska

    If working for a Nextel Cup is your dream, then a logical first step in would be relocating to the Charlotte, N.C., area and getting an into one of a number of institutions that offer educations geared toward the motorsports industry.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2007
  13. Sponsors, naturally, play key role in approving paint scheme

    Ellen Siska

    Richard Childress Racing, for which the term paint scheme mostly holds true except for rare body wrapping, helps explain and illustrate the process of designing and painting its race cars.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2007
  14. Dish Tech Center is a place to share racing knowledge

    Ellen Siska

    ESPN's million-dollar traveling Dish Tech Center studio "can illustrate pretty much anything that happens on the racetrack."

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2007
  15. 'Leader in safety research' steers NASCAR improvements

    Ellen Siska

    Steve Peterson, NASCAR's technical director, has been instrumental in the development and implementation of such safety features as the SAFER Barrier, head and neck restraints, improved seat belts, cockpit surrounds, seats and fire safety.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2007
  16. 32 years of racing knowledge fuel crew chief's key adviser

    Ellen Siska

    Walter Giles works behind the scenes for the No. 1 car, but the chief race engineer is responsible for all the communications between crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion and the team.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2007