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Jeff Hood, Senior Writer

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

Economics Continues To Trump Racing In Garage-Area Buzz
Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Economics Continues To Trump Racing In Garage-Area Buzz

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Loudon, N.H. – The 10-race stretch to determine who’s in and who’s out of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins with Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The scramble to score precious championship points on the flat, 1.058-oval is weighing heavy on every driver’s [...]

New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover
Saturday, May 30, 2009 – 19:23 | Comments Off
New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – As the sun struggled to pierce through a heavy cloud cover over the 1-mile Dover International Speedway early today, Brian Whitesell was busy going through the duties associated with his temporary role as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Whitesell will call the shots from the pit [...]

Tonight, It’s The Morgan Shepherd 250
Friday, May 8, 2009 – 13:20 | Comments Off
Tonight, It’s The Morgan Shepherd 250

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Darlington, S.C. – There’s no stopping 67-year-old Morgan Shepherd, NASCAR’s ageless wonder who is scheduled to make his 250th career start in the Nationwide Series when the green flag waves on tonight’s Diamond Hill Plywood 200 at Darlington Raceway.
 “Keep roller skating, I reckon,” said Shepherd, who is frequently seen scooting [...]

Hood: Best Finish Was The First Finish
Friday, May 8, 2009 – 12:20 | One Comment
Hood: Best Finish Was The First Finish

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Darlington, S.C. – A recent online fan poll conducted by Darlington Raceway awarded Ricky Craven’s thrilling victory over Kurt Busch earlier this decade as the most-memorable finish during the 1.366-mile speedway’s 60-year history.
 While it would be difficult to vote against the 2003 event which produced the closest finish in NASCAR history, 30 years later [...]

Keselowski Climbs To New Heights After Talladega
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 21:09 | Comments Off
Keselowski Climbs To New Heights After Talladega

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Richmond, Va. – NASCAR’s newest star, Brad Keselowski, began his day by jumping off a golf car and greeting autograph-seekers and well-wishers as he entered the Nationwide Series garage early Friday morning.
 Five days after Keselowski led one lap and won the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, journalists packed the .75-mile Richmond International [...]

Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking [...]