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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

Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
Friday, Aug 2, 2013 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase

LONG POND, Pa. – With six races remaining until the field is set for this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson has been so dominant he could sit out one of the upcoming events and still hold a commanding points lead.
But that’s certainly not the case for the handful of drivers [...]

Stewart Has Dirty Reputation As Track Owner
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Stewart Has Dirty Reputation As Track Owner

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Dave Blaney will make a rare start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tonight when he pilots the No. 19 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski in the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.
Aside from being a veteran driver, Blaney also wears the hat of a race [...]

Bloomquist Slides Into NASCAR In Truck At Eldora
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 – 18:48 | 2 Comments
Bloomquist Slides Into NASCAR In Truck At Eldora

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Scott Bloomquist is arguably the greatest stock car driver to never turn a lap in a NASCAR event.
But that will all change Wednesday evening when the Mooresburg, Tenn. native joins 29 others to make history by competing in the first NASCAR dirt race since 1970.
Bloomquist will pilot [...]

New Truck Boss Talks To RT About His Series
Friday, Jul 12, 2013 – 20:01 | Comments Off
New Truck Boss Talks To RT About His Series

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NEWTON, Iowa – (Editor’s Note: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will inch closer to the halfway point of its season with the running of Saturday night’s American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Former driver Chad Little was promoted from NASCAR’s K&N Series at the beginning of the year when he was [...]

Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at [...]

Buescher Blown Away By Might Of Oklahoma Tornado
Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Buescher Blown Away By Might Of Oklahoma Tornado

FORT WORTH, Texas – Light bulbs were popping and cameras were rolling when defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher met the media on Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway.
The first set of questions had nothing to little to do with the Plano, Texas native’s chances of winning Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400 [...]

Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover
Friday, May 31, 2013 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DOVER, Del. – Kurt Busch couldn’t resist.
When the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion met the media Friday morning at Dover International Speedway, he did so while standing in front of a podium underneath the lift gate of his team hauler.
After a reporter complimented Busch on the new and innovative layout, [...]

If It’s May, It Must Be All-Star Tweak Season
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 14:16 | One Comment
If It’s May, It Must Be All-Star Tweak Season

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – The only things certain in life are death, taxes and the annual tweaking of the format for NASCAR’s annual Sprint All-Star race.
Among the changes to this year’s running of the event is a potential, whopper cash payout and a throwback theme during time trials.
If a single driver [...]

Buescher Hopes To Pick Up The Pace At Kansas
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 – 6:12 | Comments Off
Buescher Hopes To Pick Up The Pace At Kansas

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend’s stop at Kansas Speedway might just be what James Buescher needs to cure the early-season woes experienced by the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.
Buescher’s three consecutive top 15 finishes to launch the start of a new year might be satisfactory to most [...]

Kids Running Wild At Rockingham
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Kids Running Wild At Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Youth was served on Saturday at Rockingham Speedway, a facility chock full of rich, racing history.
Twenty-year-old phenom Kyle Larson carved up the rugged 1.017-mile oval like a seasoned pro to pace the 36 drivers who turned laps during opening practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 [...]