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Jeff Hood wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 2003 through March 2009. He covered NASCAR for the AJC from 2005 through 2008 and had a weekly NASCAR-theme radio show on WMOQ 92.3 FM in Monroe, Ga. from 1999 through 2005. In addition, Jeff wrote press releases and handled the P.A. for Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga. from 1998 through 2004.

Articles by Jeff Hood

Brickyard Notes: No Laps For Sadler
Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 – 18:07 | 4 Comments
Brickyard Notes: No Laps For Sadler

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The action got fast and furious during the first lap of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
That’s when Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota stepped out of line in Turn 2 and made contact with Sam Hornish’s Dodge.
The contact triggered a seven-car pileup, which left Elliott Sadler and [...]

NNS Notes: Carl On Best Behavior
Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 – 4:32 | Comments Off
NNS Notes: Carl On Best Behavior

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Clermont, Ind. – A week after punting Brad Keselowski to win in St. Louis, a gentler and kinder Carl Edwards showed up in the suburbs of Indianapolis Saturday night.
A green-white-checkered finish to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park gave Edwards an opportunity to line up alongside [...]

Hood: Time To Spread The Wealth
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 – 7:30 | One Comment
Hood: Time To Spread The Wealth

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When it comes to scheduling professional golf tournaments, it’s common for the PGA Tour to visit a venue just once each season. That model has worked well for decades, while players such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods became household names.
A novice golf fan, I must admit it would [...]

Cup Notes: Kenseth Grouses About Roush’s Cars
Friday, Jul 9, 2010 – 17:28 | 5 Comments
Cup Notes: Kenseth Grouses About Roush’s Cars

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Joliet, Ill. – The frustration of a winless season was etched on Matt Kenseth’s face Friday afternoon as he fielded multiple questions about performance-related issues at Roush Fenway Racing.
But Kenseth reached his boiling point when asked what team owner Jack Roush tells him when the 2003 Sprint Cup champion quizzes [...]

Daytona Notes: More Fixes At DIS
Friday, Jul 2, 2010 – 18:23 | One Comment
Daytona Notes: More Fixes At DIS

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The famous pothole area in Turn 2 at Daytona International Speedway has reared its ugly head.
Following a day of practice at the 2.5-mile speedway on Thursday, track maintenance workers repaired an area measuring one-foot tall by 4 ½ feet long.
Five months after the track came apart [...]

France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes
Friday, Jul 2, 2010 – 13:56 | 2 Comments
France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Based on the sagging attendance NASCAR has experienced this season, it was only fitting that the organization’s CEO, Brian France, fielded questions Friday morning from a sparse gathering in the Daytona International Speedway media center about the state of the sport.
A variety of questions directed to [...]

Loudon Notes: Keselowski On NNS Pole
Friday, Jun 25, 2010 – 18:01 | One Comment
Loudon Notes: Keselowski On NNS Pole

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Loudon, N.H. – Points leader Brad Keselowski captured the pole for this afternoon’s New England 200 Nationwide Series race with a speed of 129.657 mph during qualifying Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It was the sixth series pole for Keselowski, who has three victories this season.
Carl Edwards, the winner of [...]

Hood: Some Ramblings From Road America
Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 – 20:04 | 2 Comments
Hood: Some Ramblings From Road America

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – If you’ve ever had an opportunity to meet me, you likely know my passions are (in no particular order) racing, racing and…racing.
So when duty called at 5:30 a.m. today, hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock following four hours of sleep at my home near [...]

Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby
Friday, Jun 11, 2010 – 16:56 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby

Sparta, Ky. – Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the second of four Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” bonus events that pays an extra $25,000 to the race winner.
Kevin Harvick captured a $25,000 bonus from Nationwide Insurance by winning at Nashville Superspeedway in April.
There’s a good chance the bonus will be distributed again this weekend.
Two-time defending race champion [...]

Nationwide Point Standings About To Scramble
Friday, Jun 4, 2010 – 18:41 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Point Standings About To Scramble

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Gladeville, Tenn. – Come late Saturday night, look for the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver standings to experience a major shakeup about the same time the Grand Ole Opry closes up shop across town for the umpteenth time.
Four of the top 10 drivers in NASCAR’s junior circuit will skip Saturday evening’s [...]