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Channel 19 week in pictures: Northern lights, NASCAR

Lights, camera …Carlile Transportation driver Dave Johnston photographed his rig and the Aurora Borealis "just north of Coldfoot," he says, on Alaska’s Dalton Highway, where he runs three times weekly from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. With sunspot activity at a peak this winter, the northern lights have been particularly strong. Johnston shared this photo (and another: link here) in Overdrive sister magazine Truckers News’ photo group on Flickr.com, with which regular readers will be familiar. ...

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Alliance Truck Parts 2012 NASCAR schedule set

Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team’s NASCAR racing starts Feb. 25 in Daytona, Fla., and includes 22 weekends. Penske driver Sam Hornish Jr. is the driver for the Alliance Truck Parts No. 12 Dodge Challenger in the races."We’re especially proud to continue our relationship with Penske Racing and the entire Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team,” said Daniel Haggerty, director of parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The alignment we’ve found with our customers ...

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Joe Gibbs hauler wins Freightliner challenge

Competition tests driving abilities of NASCAR team hauler drivers.

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Hey, buddy, have you seen a racecar hauler?

Drivers of NASCAR transporters pride themselves on being essential members of precision race teams.

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Why is a JakeBrake important to you?

Answer the question by November 15 and you may just win a weekend in Las Vegas March 9-12, 2012, around the time of the NASCAR events. JakeBrake makers Jacobs Vehicle Systems, as I wrote in May this year, share a 50th anniversary with Overdrive this year. To celebrate and thank customers, via their Facebook page they're collecting drivers and owner-operators' stories, pictures and video in answer to the question of the engine brake's importance and ...

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Alliance Truck Parts sponsors NASCAR race

Company has signed a 3-year naming rights deal with Michigan International Speedway.

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ExxonMobil to sponsor NASCAR champion Tony Stewart

ExxonMobil signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing beginning in 2011. “With Mobil 1’s long tradition of partnering with world-class race teams around the globe, we are proud of our new association with one of NASCAR’s top drivers,” said Nigel Searle, vice president marketing, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. “We look forward to helping Stewart-Haas Racing secure a Sprint Cup Series championship and add to ...

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Charlotte show highlights trucks

Activities include truck and construction industry-related displays, truck drag races and the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish truck beauty contest.

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New Truckers News photo contests starting in July

In July, Truckers News, via its photo group on Flickr.com, is embarking on a new monthly series of photo contests -- the winner will have his/her photo published in the magazine and will receive an instructional book on photography. Each contest will be themed, so it may require a little looking around/searching -- I'm posting this early on so you can get to scanning the horizon for some scenes including JUNKED or FORGOTTEN TRUCKS/TRAILERS, such as ...

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Joy of sharing — win some diesel oil, Nascar VIP tickets, maybe a portable toilet?

A new sweepstakes put on by Shell Rotella opened today and is asking drivers to share what they feel is the toughest road in America by the end of August. The company's "Road-Tested Challenge," in exchange for operators' stories, offers a chance for drivers to win a VIP NASCAR experience with Richard Childress Racing, along with hundreds of instant prizes, including Shell Gift Cards and Shell Rotella-branded merchandise. Click here for the sweepstakes entry page -- no purchase ...

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