After Three Decades Alfa Romeo Returns to Formula One

If you are a card-carrying member of the Tifosi (a staunch supporter of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One), you surely noticed that the Fiat logo was replaced by an Alfa Romeo tag for the past two seasons. This might have been the predecessor move by Fiat to bolster one of its many brands and an early sign of the company's return to F1. After all, the niche brand of Alfa Romeo with its colorful history in racing was probably a much better option to promote than the automotive giant known worldwide as a manufacturer of low-priced economy cars for everyday use. Originally named A.L.F.A. (for Anomica Lombardo Fabbrica Automobili), the firm produced everything from racing cars to airplane engines prior to Nicola Romeo purchasing the auto manufacturer in 1915. A World War I munitions and...

December 5, 2017
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Get Your Outdoor Tools and Toys Ready

Depending on the part of the country where you reside, getting your tools and toys ready for the winter months may hold different challenges. But, for most of us, it is pulling our stuff out of storage and preparing it for the cooler months ahead. After all, the change seasons will bring new opportunities to use them, so here's some tips for E3 Spark Plugs: Chainsaw - Whether you need to remove debris or cut up firewood, a chainsaw is an essential outdoor tool for the cooler months. Start by removing the old gas and change the oil. It is a good idea to remove and clean the carburetor with carb cleaner. Check the cutting chain and pull rope for wear. Clean the air filter and install a new E3 spark plug. Snow Blower - Having a well-tuned snow blower makes dealing with heavy snowfalls...

December 5, 2017
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Things Heat Up In NASCAR Pits for 2018

Most race fans never know their names but they have one of the most dangerous jobs in all of racing... the pit crew. In 2018, according the NASCAR, each of its premier racing divisions will see major changes at the track on both sides of pit road wall. In an attempt to level the playing field, NASCAR will limited the size of each team's crew on pit road as well as other positions in the pits. To establish parity among Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams, the stock car racing sanctioning body is restricting the number of team members traveling to each race. According to NASCAR officials, the rule change is one of the simplest ways to reduce the cost of racing in a way that is equal for all teams in each of the upper-level divisions of stock car racing. Crew...

December 5, 2017
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E3 Spark Plugs Announces Don Schumacher Racing’s Top NHRA Drag Racer Appearances at PRI Booth

Ponte Vedra, FL (December 4, 2017)…E3 Spark Plugs, manufacturer of  DiamondFIRE spark plugs and performance ignition products, announces three top NHRA drag racers from Don Schumacher Racing, all who consistently run E3 products, will be available to sign autographs at this year’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show at E3’s booth, #5173, on select days.     Don Schumacher Racing is the largest and winningest race team in NHRA history. Antron Brown has an illustrious NHRA career and has won three Top Fuel world championships, Leah Pritchett joined Don Schumacher Racing in 2016 and won her first Top Fuel national event that year, and Tommy Johnson Jr. is one of 15 drivers to have won events in both Top Fuel and Funny Car and one of 18 drivers...

December 4, 2017
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How to Prep Your Ride for Winter Conditions

Have you ever noticed how many things break on your car once the temperature drop? Unless you live in the Deep South, it is essential to prep your ride before harsher winter weather arrives. Although it may seem senseless to consider a tune-up if you just had your vehicle serviced before hitting the road for your summer vacation, winter weather brings with it many challenging conditions. Moreover, a routine inspection can keep you from being stuck on the side of the road in nasty weather. 10 Tips to Ensure Your Vehicle Is Ready for Foul Weather Check Heater and Defroster - This is important for both creature comfort and visibility. During the winter months, the defroster is essential to keeping the car's windows clear. Flush Cooling System - Summer time is rough on your cooling...

November 22, 2017
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Matt Kenseth's Quiet Retirement from NASCAR... or Not!

In the era of big bang "Farwell Tours", NASCAR Cup driver Matt Kenseth may have exited the sport of stock car racing as quietly as the Wisconsin-native has always lived his life. Before getting a full-time ride in NASCAR's Busch Series (now Xfinity) in the late 1990's, Kenseth won numerous track championships up north but was still somewhat of an unknown in NASCAR circles. In 2000, Jack Rousch, a Winston Cup (now Monster Energy Cup) team owner, offered Kenseth a ride. Kenseth beat out Dale Earnhardt, Jr. that year to win NASCAR Rookie of the Year. He also became the only rookie to ever win the famed Charlotte 600-mile event. Somewhat overshadowed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. throughout his career, Kenseth won the 2003 Cup Championship followed by two Daytona 500 wins. Altogether, he posted...

November 20, 2017
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What Happened to My Battery?

Since there are different states of "dead", there is no single answer to why your car's battery may not be getting the job done. You may remember from an earlier ignition blog on how your plugs get a much-needed spark to ignite the air/fuel mixture in your engine's combustion chamber that it begins with the battery. It should be noted that some small engines and specialty engines do not require a battery but chances are good that yours does. So, let's review how your car's battery powers the ignition system. How a Car Battery Delivers Juice A traditional car battery consists of lead plates suspended in a solution of water and sulfuric acid. The battery is charged to approximately 12 volts. When working properly, the battery will hold that charge. To ring the key chime and start your...

November 20, 2017
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Truex Jr. Wins Homestead and the NASCAR Cup Championship

Sunday's race was action packed as Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski entered the day as the Championship Four. But, only one would leave the Homestead-Miami Speedway as the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Champion. Crowd favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick, had announced their retirement from full-time participation in the NASCAR Cup series prior to the start of the Ford EcoBoost 400. Truex Jr. entered the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as both a favorite and a long shot. The No. 78 team had racked up seven victories during the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season and accounted for 19 Stage wins during the chase. However, the other three championship drivers (Busch, Keselowski and Harvick) had previously won the...

November 20, 2017
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Danica Patrick to Focus on Indy 500 and Daytona 500

Prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Danica Patrick announced her plans to retire from a full-time in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup to concentrate her efforts on two major races in 2018: the NASCAR Daytona 500 and IRL Indianapolis 500. The very popular Stewart-Hass driver leaves NASCAR as the first woman to ever win a Cup Series pole (2013 Daytona 500), the first woman to ever lead that race and holds the most top ten finishes by a woman in the Cup Series with seven. The Beloit Wisconsin native is the most famous American open-wheel racing driver and the first woman to win an IRL race at the 2008 Indy Japan 300. Like many of today's top drivers, Danica Patrick began her racing career in karting 25 years ago. After several years driving in feeder series in both...

November 17, 2017
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E3 Announces Full Line of DiamondFIRE Ignition Products for Street and Race Performance

Ponte Vedra, FL (November 17, 2017)…E3 Spark Plugs announces expansion into a full line of race and street performance ignition products; all designed to complement the company’s high output DiamondFIRE spark plug. The ignition line that was introduced at the 2017 SEMA Show, includes DiamondFIRE racing spark plug wires, street distributors, a 6CDI ignition box, a high output CD coil, an external 2-step rev control, race O2 Sensor, electronic oil-filled can coil and E3 high output performance coils.   E3s new DiamondFIRE Billet Distributor line developed for street and most race series is designed to have an OE fit for most common Chevy, Ford, and HEI applications.  Top mounted, they come complete with the cap, rotor, wire retainer and a fully adjustable...

November 17, 2017
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