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6-year-old Ella Gordon got behind the wheel of a quarter midget for the first time. Her mom and dad shared these pictures on Twitter.

Austin Dillon and the #3 car

Austin Dillon and Dale EarnhartAustin Dillon (born April 27, 1990) is an American stock car racing driver. He is the son of former driver and RCR general manager Mike Dillon and grandson of Richard Childress. He is a rookie and currently drives the No.3 Dow Chemical Company/General Mills Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

After winning Rookie of the Year in the Truck Series in 2010, Dillon won the Truck Series championship in 2011, and later the Nationwide Series Championship in 2013.

There has been a lot of discussion about bringing the #3 back. It has not been seen on the track since the death of Dale Earnhardt on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Richard Childress who owns the number spent a great deal of time and effort getting the opinions of everyone who was close to Dale on board with the idea.

Austin has been running the number ever since his entry into racing, first in the truck series and later in Nationwide. He also runs it on his dirt racecars. He has grown up around the sport. His brother Ty also races. Dillon grew up around Richard Childress Racing and, along with younger brother Ty, impressed employees with their work ethic, humility and respectful nature. “Coming to the shop so many days of my entire life, it’s my family,” he said. “I know almost all the employees because I’m there every day.”
Now he’ll be tasked with not only bringing RCR’s family number back to the track at the Daytona 500, but trying to win with it. He’ll do it from the best starting position possible, the pole position on race day.

Austin Dillon and Richad Childress Pole Winner

Earnhardt’s NEW car

The 2014 season will be the first as a NASCAR team sponsor for Kelley Blue Book, a subsidiary of AutoTrader Group. Earnhardt, who will drive the #88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet SS at Sonoma Raceway on June 22.

The two-year agreement includes full-season associate sponsorship, which provides Kelley Blue Book prominent brand placement on the #88 race cars throughout the Sprint Cup schedule, and primary sponsorship of Earnhardt in one event annually

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Why does road salt cause cars to rust?

Road Salt

When water enters the picture by bringing more oxygen and carbon dioxide in contact with the metal, and in part by acting as an electrolyte – that is, an agent for electrolysis. However, pure water – straight H2O – doesn’t function well as an electrolyte; it just doesn’t have that many ions floating around to facilitate electrolysis What water really needs to get the iron oxide party started impurities with a few free-floating ions.
Enter road salt. Municipalities spread both salt and sand on the roads during the winter for different reasons: Sand provides traction, while salt both melts the ice and snow and prevents it from refreezing. Sodium chloride, the most common form of road salt, does so by dissolving into its parts – one atom of sodium for every atom of chlorine, or, actually, one ion of sodium and one ion of chloride. The free floating ions work to reduce the freezing point of water down to about 15 degrees So when road salt does its job, it’s introducing a lot of free floating ions into melting water on the road, just waiting for your tires to come along and kick up some ion-filled road spray into your wheel wells and other moisture-trapping crevices.
As a side note, sodium chloride isn’t the only road salt available, nor is it the most effective; it’s simply one of the cheapest. Other road salts, like calcium chloride and magnesium chloride, involve more complex molecules that distribute more ions when they dissolve in water, further lowering the freezing point of water. In turn, they’d also create more effective electrolytes and thus prove even more devastating to your vehicle’s sheet metal.

We are Bringing Bubba Back!

Tonight on 700 WLW, Bubba Bo and I are co-hosting form Midnight – 5am EST. Click the link to see Bubba Bo’s Red Hot Special. http://motorkote.com/promos/motorkote-radio-show-specials/wlw.html

Bubba Bo back on 700 WLW

Tonight on 700 WLW

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