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…a few random things to point out today. First off, Travis Pastrana and Johnny Knoxville have teamed up for a new Jackass type of TV series that is going to be airing on MTV soon. Apparently, it features stunts from all genres of extreme sports and anything that falls in between. What does this have to do with BMX? Well, not a whole lot at the moment although there are a couple clips in the trailer below that show a BMXer by the name of, Hubert Kowland. Who is Hubert Kowland you ask? Maybe he just owns a BMX bike but I’ve never heard of him. I’m not sure if more BMX is scheduled to be involved in this, but judging from my experiences hanging out with Hoffman and Knoxville last summer, I’m sure Hoffman and others will be involved. I’m just wondering what kind of stunts will be going down, cause the trailer looks ridiculous! It’s like Jackass hyped up on steroids but without all the sick vomiting and bodily fluid antics…  More info  

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Australian driver Marcos Ambrose has a guaranteed starting spot in NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Feb. 15, but rookie Brad Keselowski must qualify or race his way into the Sprint Cup opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Until Thursday, it appeared that Keselowski had an assured spot in the Daytona 500 and that Ambrose would be among those having to get in the field based on qualifying this Sunday or in the 150-mile heat races on Feb. 12.

The change came when NASCAR officials refused to allow Ganassi Sabates Racing to transfer its 2008-season owner points to Phoenix Racing for Keselowski’s use in the first five races…  More info

Jeff Gordon is flying commercial. Many of his counterparts with private craft have begun jet-pooling, piling the once-unthinkable total of four or five others aboard with their buddies and girlfriends.

With the proper planning, NASCAR’s monied elite can be more insulated than most from a putrid economic climate, but everything is relative. And things are relatively terrifying now in a sport that derives its sustenance from corporate sponsors and workaday fans, all of whom are ailing financially in their own way….  More info


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Kyle Hathcox has a need for speed.

And this Sunday, the Ahwatukee Foothills teen will mash the pedal to the metal while racing through 12 turns at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association track – the third of 17 races he’ll tackle in Arizona and Southern California through August in his fifth racing season.

What drives the 16-year-old kart racer – who turns 17 Monday – is the dream of becoming a NASCAR driver, a goal he set early in his life and has been racing towards ever since. …  More info


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