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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

Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 – 18:17 | Comments Off on Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
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 on Buescher Blown Away By Might Of Oklahoma Tornado
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 on Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover
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 on Buescher Hopes To Pick Up The Pace At Kansas
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 on Kids Running Wild At Rockingham
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 […]

Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blocking, Denny Hamlin’s injury and the Joey Logano-Tony Stewart feud were popular topics of conversation at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
But when it comes to what is arguably the most tradition-filled race track on the NASCAR circuit, seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon summed it up best when he […]

Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut
Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A pair of Georgia natives with rich, racing backgrounds will attempt to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts in Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports developmental driver Chase Elliott, son of 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott, enters the weekend with all the press clippings.
But Blairsville, Ga. native Jonathan […]

Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 – 8:28 | 2 Comments
Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Warner Hodgdon, a promiment developer from San Bernardino, Calif., passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 following several weeks of declining health. It’s only fitting that NASCAR rolls into neighboring Fontana, Calif. this weekend for activities at Auto Club Speedway.
Thirty years ago, Hodgdon’s name was synonymous with the most-famous racing […]

Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
Friday, Mar 15, 2013 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. –The buzz around Bristol Motor Speedway is Denny Hamlin’s decision to forego an appeal of the $25,000 fine he was docked by NASCAR for recent comments he made about the new Generation 6 car.
It is expected that NASCAR will collect the fine through a deduction of his race winnings.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie […]