Category Archives: Secret Weapons: Tips, Techniques, and Good Reads

She’s a Dead(wo)man! by Diana L Kennedy

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There isn’t much that distracts us from watching a good road race, but when we cyber-bumped our way into chatting with Diana during a commercial break, we just had to engage. What entertaining stories she has to share! Below is the tale of one of her adventures while out there  . . . finding her line. We hope you enjoy and discover as we did: that Diana is very much “alive” and we want to hear more from her.

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The Driving Techniques Series From Our Friends at Go Ahead Take The Wheel: Racing in the Rain

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gearhead girls’ good friend, Dave Gran of Go Ahead Take The Wheel fame, is authoring a series of article for drivers interested in supplementing / reinforcing their knowledge of a variety of driving techniques.

We invite the ladies of our community to join Dave for an informal and highly informative “chat” as he leads us through . . . .

Rain Track Driving Techniques

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IS YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?

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First , thank you to Stephanie for allowing me an opportunity to share my passion for healthy living with all of you.  My name is Stacy Litke, Health Coach and Holistic Nutrition Expert at Humble Spoon.  I also have the unique makeup of being part Redneck and part Hippy.  It is this distinct lineage that puts me not only in the ranks of lifeline NASCAR fans, but also has me serving quinoa taco salad and kale chips during my annual Daytona party.    Continue reading

Bond Cars and Bookwork: Going International With gearhead girls’ Dear Friend, Rob Nimkoff, by Jes Zurell

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Nimkoff. Rob Nimkoff.

Sometimes it seems harder to put a foot in the door than on the pedal. For Aston Martin GT4 Challenge victor Rob Nimkoff – and second overall finisher at the Britcar 24-hour – the most tactical moves a driver can make happen before even getting behind the wheel. Continue reading

Would You Dare To Have Peanuts In The Shell?

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By DON COBLE
The Times-Union,

DAYTONA BEACH – You can find peanut M&M’s or a Snickers bar at Robert Yates Racing. You also can find those names splashed across both of the family’s race cars.

But what you won’t find at Robert Yates Racing – or at most race shops in the Nextel Cup Series – are peanuts in the shell. For a racer, peanut hulls are the equivalent of a black cat or broken mirror.

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