Motor’s and Make Up Column

Motors and Makeup

Pastrana Debut

By Madison Martin

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Martinsville Crash Allows Newman to Score

By Madison Martin

Published: Saturday, April 7, 2012

Racing Lovers Rejoice

By Madison Martin

Published: Friday, March 9, 2012

Racing lovers rejoice! You can now race in a World Championship Series without years of training, determination, and money. All you really need is a steering wheel; a Windows based PC, and an Internet connection and you are set for hours of racing splendor.  Since September of 2004, NASCAR enthusiasts have been logging onto the World Wide Web to compete in simulation racing on iRacing.com. The iRacing series combines more than 100 years of real-world racing experience with over 50 years of successful racing simulation development.

“iRacers,” get to hone their talents and passions for racing online on tracks that have been constructed to replicate the actual tracks that the professionals drive on. 

Daytona 500

By Madison Martin

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012

“The Great America Race” is the nickname that has been tagged to the largest, richest, and most prestigious race in America at Daytona International Speedway that annually kicks off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Daytona is recognized as one of the most crucial and highly anticipated events in the racing world.  

Hated

By Madison Martin

Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hated?

He may be a talented NASCAR driver, but unfortunately for Kurt Busch talent alone isn’t enough to obtain the love of NASCAR fans. According to a recent poll, Kurt Busch is one of most hated athletes in sports. According to Forbes, Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research measured public attitudes toward pro athletes. Busch ranked 10th in the poll with a dislike of 42 percent.

Pastrana, Full Speed Ahead

By Madison Martin

Published: Friday, February 10, 2012

Travis Pastrana has been classified in previous years as one of the most fearless people in motorsports. After all, Pastrana was the first person to ever successfully land a double back-flip on a motocross bike, a stunt that was deemed virtually impossible.

Pastrana was born on October 3, 1983 in Annapolis, MD to parents Robert and DebbyPastrana.  Pastranawas home-schooled and graduated at 15.   He made his debut in the 1999 X Games at the mere age of 15, and scored a near-perfect 99 in the Moto X event that he competed in.  Pastrana attended the University of Maryland. He has had his own MTV show, Nitro Circus, and a movie, Nitro Circus 3D, that will be premiering later this year. Plus, Pastrana is one of several successful athletes that are sponsored by the energy drink Red Bull, whose slogan reads, “It gives you wings.” In Pastrana’s case, that statement may just be true. 

Danica?

By Madison Martin

Published: Friday, February 3, 2012

Motors and Makeup
Danica Patrick may just seem like a pretty face, but in reality she has accomplished a task that no other woman has. Driving challenging tracks in extreme heat at over 130 mph is no easy task. Patrick is a seven-year veteran and the first woman to ever win a race in the IZODIndyCar Series.

Many describe Patrick as a go-getter. It came as no surprise that at the end of the 2011IndyCar Series season Patrick announced that she would be transitioning into NASCAR full-time. Patrick, starting 2012, will be a full-time NASCAR Nationwide series driver and she will be competing in the Sprint Cup Series as well. Patrick will be driving for JR Motorsports in the 33-race NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule and for Stewart-Haas Racing in a 10-race Sprint Cup Series schedule.

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