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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Infield Parking website connects fans directly to some drivers

    Ellen Siska

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

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. '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
  11. 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
  12. Hutchens Hybrid takes new angle at head and neck restraint

    Ellen Siska

    A new head and neck restraint system, which debuts July 13, aims to protect the driver well in straight frontal collisions and angular collisions.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2007
  13. Voice on the radio serves as valuable insurance

    Ellen Siska

    The spotter's No. 1 responsibility of looking out for the safety of his driver sounds pretty simple, but as one long-time spotter puts it, "There's a right way and a wrong way to do it."

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2007
  14. Voice on the radio serves as valuable insurance

    Ellen Siska

    The spotter's No. 1 responsibility of looking out for the safety of his driver sounds pretty simple, but as one long-time spotter puts it, "There's a right way and a wrong way to do it."

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2007
  15. Uniform standards aim to protect drivers, crewmembers

    Ellen Siska

    Besides serving as a walking and driving billboard, the driver's uniform has to meet strict safety standards for fire protection.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2007
  16. Getting in the groove with a tire specialist

    Ellen Siska

    Nextel Cup leader Jeff Gordon's success this year is a testament to his team's expertise, and none are more important than tire specialist aron "Beave" Kuehn.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2007