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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

Camping World Trucks To Add Road Courses?
Friday, Jul 13, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Camping World Trucks To Add Road Courses?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NEWTON, Iowa – There were rumblings on Friday at Iowa Speedway about the possibility of one or two road course events and an additional short track race being part of next season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
“I’m hearing a lot of that chatter in the garage area,” said points [...]

NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach
Friday, Jul 6, 2012 – 14:48 | 2 Comments
NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s summer visit to Daytona is traditionally considered the mid-point of the racing season.
It’s also an opportunity for NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France to meet the media to address a wide-range of questions related to the sport.
On the eve of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 [...]

Stenhouse’s Current Job: Focus On Current Job
Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Stenhouse’s Current Job: Focus On Current Job

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SPARTA, Ky. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. met the media on Thursday two days after Roush Fenway Racing announced the defending Nationwide Series champion will replace 2003 Sprint Cup champ Matt Kenseth beginning next season.
“It was a big week for us,” said Stenhouse, who received the news one week ago via [...]

Promoters Say The Fix Is In At Kentucky Speedway
Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Promoters Say The Fix Is In At Kentucky Speedway

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch’s name will forever be etched in the record books as the winner of the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway last July.
But for many of the 100,000-plus fans who made the trek to the 1.5-mile oval located between Cincinnati and Louisville, their lasting memory [...]

Kurt Busch, Profanity Remain Hot Topics In Texas
Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 – 17:05 | 5 Comments
Kurt Busch, Profanity Remain Hot Topics In Texas

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – The last time Ron Hornaday Jr. visited Texas Motor Speedway the veteran driver was thrust into the national spotlight after he was intentionally wrecked by Kyle Busch under caution during a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event.
Busch was subsequently parked by NASCAR for the remainder of [...]

Driver Want-To Is The Hot Topic At Dover
Friday, Jun 1, 2012 – 16:02 | One Comment
Driver Want-To Is The Hot Topic At Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DOVER, Del. – If NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers were required to carry collision insurance when they strap into their cars each weekend, insurers would be clamoring for their business as the series rolls into Dover International Speedway for Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks.
The year-long trend of few cautions and [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman
Friday, May 18, 2012 – 12:56 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman

CONCORD, N.C. – If a congressman from Georgia has his way military sponsorships in NASCAR could soon be a thing of the past.
That would include the National Guard’s association with the sport’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
An amendment, which prohibits funding of sponsorships for professional sports or sporting events, passed in a voice vote [...]

Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Conventional wisdom would indicate Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is the perfect weekend for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to snap a 138-race winless streak.
But his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson, takes a different stance on the driver who has scored five of his 18 career wins at the 2.66-mile trioval.
“I think (Earnhardt’s) [...]

Kansas Speedway Repave Will Make Drivers Testy
Friday, Apr 20, 2012 – 16:21 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway Repave Will Make Drivers Testy

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Following Sunday’s STP 400, the racing surface at Kansas Speedway will join the growing list of NASCAR tracks experiencing a facelift.
In 2011, Phoenix International Raceway was completely revamped. Speedways in Michigan and Pocono recently received a fresh coat of asphalt.
Officials at Bristol Motor Speedway are scheduled [...]

Drivers Trying To Get A Grip At The ‘New’ Rockingham
Friday, Apr 13, 2012 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Trying To Get A Grip At The ‘New’ Rockingham

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Following an eight year absence, NASCAR has officially returned to the track known as “the Rock.”
A total of 42 drivers in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series hope to be part of history Saturday afternoon when the 36-truck field for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 is set [...]