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The “Slammer” will be full of NASCAR celebrities – arrested tonight! (Oct. 14) October 14, 2009

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Claire B.’s Broadcast Schedule – From the Heart of Racing

Tonight – a special broadcast on “Dialed In” on Sirius NASCAR Radio that is near and dear to the hearts of the members of the racing community. The second annual Jail and Bail” at the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, NC. will be the site of tonight’s broadcast of “Dialed In”. (7-10 EST). I’ll be broadcasting LIVE from the event to take you inside some of the fun and sincere caring that makes up the folks who work in the NASCAR garages and on the road.

The event, supported by Best Buy and the NASCAR officials right up to the highest level began when the officials who worked with 28- year-old NASCAR official Brienne Davis wanted to do something to honor her after she was killed in an auto accident in the spring of 2008. Tonight’s event will feature NASCAR celebrities being “locked up” in an effort to raise money for the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund at the NASCAR Foundation. Country music star Rodney Atkins will be there tonight and a list of drivers celebrities and officials.

Brienne was a Universal Technical Institute graduate and proceeds from the event tonight will benefit the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund which was created to encourage women to seek a career in the automotive industry and is intended to provide an opportunity for a qualified female student who wishes to attend one of the 12 UTI campuses across the US.

It’s also intended to honor Davis – who was smart, and spunky, respected as an official and was well liked within the garage when she was taken away too early in a tragic auto accident.

Brienne was special and she always smiled. Tonight, we’ll share some of the laughs and fun and raise money in her name. I hope you can join us in person at the Brickhouse Tavern ($10 per person) – or check out how you can pitch in on nascar.com/foundation. I hope that you can listen to ‘Dialed In” LIVE from the event 7-10 EST tonight.

NOTE: At the time of Brienne’s death this web site did a tribute to Brienne and had quotes from NASCAR officials about her and postings from you. Click here to remember Brienne and reading what was posted at the time.

Rest of the weekend CBL schedule:

Saturday night racing and a short weekend has shortened the broadcast schedule this weekend.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
“Dialed In” LIVE From the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson NC 7-10 EST

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
“Dialed In” LIVE from LMS AFTER Qualifying is over (Qualifying begins at 7:00 P.M. EST on PRN) until 10:00 p.m. EST

Friday, October 16, 2009
An extremely short “Dialed In” LIVE from LMS from 7:00 p.m. until the start of the Dollar General 300 Nationwide series race on PRN at 7:15 p.m. EST

Saturday, October 17, 2009
CBL will be on the SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Post Race show LIVE from Victory Lane after the Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 on PRN

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Special LIVE “Dialed In” from 11-2 p.m. featuring the drivers who will be competing in the NASCAR Diversity Combine next week. LIVE appearances but tons of young drivers competing in the combine.

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1. fred fletcher - November 3, 2009

Jenna Fryer – reference column on the Race At Talladega – 11-3-09 Gainesville Times

Well first off I thought it was a good race with a lot of strategy and that is what NASCAR Racing has become. These drivers cannot drive at 200 mph for 3 hours with out taking a breath. If you want to see action for the whole race then go to the local dirt track and watch the 35 lap features but I do have solutions for the restrictor plates. Some are just stupid some may have merit.

First Idea– Move all the seats at Talladega to the inside of the track. They are doing a revamp so just move them. Then for this track only remove the plates and let them run as fast as any driver is willing to go. There will be throttle response there will not be packs and if a car goes airborne the centrifugal force will put into the fence where the spectators use to be but no longer. Indy has seats on the inside why not others!

Second Idea – NASCAR needs to go to fuel injection and the chips for the computer are like wings – they are NASCAR Property and issued and taken back by NASCAR on a race by race basis. Use variable valve timing to control the HP or better yet use the technology that also a V8 to run on just four cylinders. This way a performance curve can be set up on a track by track basis. It could be set to go from 8 to 6 at a select RPM and then if needed from 6 to 4 and another preset RPM. This should slow the cars down and give performance control to NASCAR and let the driver’s just drive

Third Idea – Break the races up into a group of say 100 mile races with points and monies being award for each segment and then for the over all positions based on each segment. Make the fuel cells small enough that each segment requires a pit stop. This takes away the strategy of sitting back and then rushing to the front.

Fourth Idea – maybe the best for Talladega – Make modifications to the racing surface. Leave the front tri-oval, start finish line, turns 1-2 and the back stretch just as it is. But change turns 3 and 4 by reducing banking to say 12 degrees. Remove the restrictor plates and let the racing be fun. This is far better than a chicane which some have suggested. With a lower banking the cars – no drivers (sorry bout that) would have to drive the track not just ride around as they do today and slow down the speed in the areas where most spectators sit.

Anyway – as I said in the front end I thought it was a good strategic race. And remember there were no new rules introduced at the Drivers meeting – NASCAR just said they were going to enforce the existing rules – something they had not been doing a good job of!

Fred B Fletcher
Flowery Branch, GA


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