NASCAR national media blitz in Chase across America

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Ten different drivers embarked on a 10-city media blitz Tuesday as Day 2 of ‘Chase Across America’ kicked into high gear.

NASCAR’s second-annual cross-country media tour – in which the 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers visit the 10 Chase track markets, New York City and Bristol, Conn. – featured events ranging from pep rallies to baseball games, and boat tours to firefighting lessons.

Below is a rundown of each of today’s events. For more information, photos, audio and video of today’s events, visit NASCARMedia.com throughout the evening and tomorrow.

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NASCAR star Greg Biffle to use coolant film at Daytona 500

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Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing, will use 3MT Crystalline 90 Window Film on his car during this year’s Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Biffle tested the new film and the hope is that it will keep his car cooler during long races like Daytona where temperatures can soar inside his car.

Biffle was named Rookie of the Year in the Craftsman Truck series (1998) and the Busch series (2001). He was also the truck series champion in 2000 and Busch champion in 2002.

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Bet On This: NASCAR in Vegas, Baby

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Sin City hosts Sprint Cup Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week. Developments in the last seven days: McMurray is “lovin it” with a new sponsorship, engine smoke will be the only kind fans in Michigan can enjoy, “Suitcase Jake” passes away at the age of 73 and axle problems on the track are more widespread than those on the ice for skaters in Vancouver.

It’s your weekly Sprint to The Chase Preview, breaking down the top contenders. Each week I analyze their strength for the race at hand as well as their chances for The Chase! Foot, pedal, gas, throttle, green flag… [Read more…]

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