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Top-10 Again for 5-Hour Energy at Fontana

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
5-Hour Energy Racing driver Steve Wallace brought home another impressive performance in the #66 Toyota Camry with a sixth place finish in the Stater Bros. 300.

This week's Top-10 at Auto Club Speedway is Wallace's second consecutive for the season and keeps the momentum going for the 5-Hour Energy crew.

Wallace started the weekend with a fast car. He posted the fourth fast time of 41.222 seconds (174.664 MPH) during Friday's practice and was one of only five that to make it into the top-ten in both of the day's practice sessions. When it came to qualifying, Wallace got the 5-Hour Energy car within striking position for the big show with a 12-place grid position.

After the two hours and six minutes of racing, 12 lead changes ,and four cautions, Wallace had moved up to sixth place just behind pole-sitter Joey Logano. Wallace and his 5-Hour Energy Camry are headed to Sin City for the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway sitting solid in seventh for the NASCAR Nationwide championship. You can catch the race on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. EST.

See more pictures from this race weekend at the 5-Hour Energy Facebook page!

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5-Hour Energy Racing Starts 2010 Season with Top-10 at Daytona

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
5-Hour Energy Racing driver Steve Wallace took the new #66 Toyota Camry to a Top-10 finish in the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

As the first race of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series, Wallace was confident in the team's switch from the Impala SS of 2009 to the new 5-Hour Energy-inspired Toyota Camry. Along with the new car for this season, the fresh 5-Hour Energy Racing crew chief, Scott McDougall, helped Wallace battle his way to a great finish to the first race of what will be an exciting series.

Showing that same perseverance form the 2009 season, Wallace maneuvered through the setbacks and brought Rusty Wallace Racing a tenth-place finish at the world's premier oval track. Together McDougall and Wallace kept the 5-Hour Energy car at the front of the pack after narrowly escaping three separate accidents and sustaining minor damage in one. Even with all the obstacles throughout the race, Wallace lead three laps, posted four fastest lap times and made 135 passes.

Wallace said after the race that the #66 5-Hour Energy Camry was a bit loose. This coupled with the damage made it difficult to grab that vital draft and make a run at the lead.

Wallace also noted that the 10th place finish, although a first for the team at Daytona, is just not enough. The team wrapped up the 2009 season with a strong and persistent performance and they hope to carry that forward through 2010 with more wins and more awards.

Wallace and the 5-Hour Energy crew are making the long haul from Florida to Auto Club Speedway in Southern California for the Stater Bros. 300 on February 20.

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Energy Boosting Valentine's Gifts

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It's time to reconsider what you're giving as a sign of your affection and love this Valentine's Day and put some thought into gifts that will excite the senses instead of the dull, lackluster, overused gifts. Here are some ideas to show your love and boost the energy.

Tunes - The right melody or track can invigorate the mind and motivate a person to keep pushing through a workout or the daily stress at the office. Picking out perfect, energy-pumping tracks for your admirer takes a lot of thought, and for most the thoughtfulness means more than the price.

Photo Album - Much the same as finding those right tracks to get the heart pumping, photos of you and your significant other doing adventurous things and sharing good times can rekindle that energetic spirit. Having a collection of those times when you were away from the redundant daily routine and building memorable experiences together can spark ideas of future voyages and give you both something to look forward to.

Spa Day - Thinking of a massage immediately sparks the thoughts of relaxation and calmness, not bouncing-off-the-walls energy. But sending them off for a relaxing day will put him or her in a soothing state of mind. They may be restful immediately after the massage, pedicure or yoga session, but within a few hours or the next day they're mind will be alert and soul will be energized.

Tickets to a Show or Game
- Think about how excited they'll be when they open a card and find passes to an upcoming performance or sporting event. The anticipation for the affair will boost their enthusiasm and your thoughtfulness, and even sacrifice, to send take them there will be applauded.

Valentine's Day is one of the easiest gift-giving occasions in which too many stick to the standards: card, flowers, box o'chocolates, and jewelry. This year, put just a hint of thoughtfulness into something different and give them that one thing everyone wouldn't mind having a dash or two more of - energy.

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5-Hour Energy Racing Awaits the Green Flag on the 2010 Season

Monday, February 8, 2010
5-Hour Energy Racing is back on the grid and ready for more 200+ mph action for 2010 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

After the checkered flag dropped on the 2009 Nationwide season back in November, the 5-Hour Energy Racing crew has been working meticulously to get the new #66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry primed and ready to rock in the season starter at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 13 in the DRIVE4COPD 300.

Driver Steve Wallace, son of NASCAR great and team owner Rusty Wallace, will enter his third season with 5-Hour Energy Racing. In 2009 fans watched 22 year-old Wallace push the #66 to a 7th place championship finish. Wallace received a number of accolades during the '09 season including a "Most Improved Driver" award and being part of the only team to have both drivers finish in the Top-10.

This year 5-Hour Energy is bringing race fans an even more exclusive experience across multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter and the Energy Shot Blog during the races and throughout the week when the car is not on the track. In the spirit of competition, which you should know by now the 5-Hour Energy loves, the 5-Hour Energy Racing page will feature contests, big and small, throughout the season to put more 5-Hour Energy shots in our fans' pockets.

The NASCAR Nationwide series is a long one, February to December, with a race almost every weekend. The team travel, pit box setup, race-day preparations, car tuning and celebrations are more than exhausting for just one race, and these guys are doing it again and again. You can bet that the 5-Hour Energy Racing pit crew has a little something special to keep the alert and the #66 at the front.

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5 Energy-Erasing Foods

Friday, February 5, 2010
We do what we can to avoid that Siesta Syndrome by thinking critically about what we eat at lunch and choosing healthy foods. But do we realize that some of our wholesome choices could be contributing to our afternoon cubical coma. Here are five healthful, but energy-stealing foods that you may want to remove from your dieting lunch.

Turkey - Ever wonder why we love to snooze after that Thanksgiving feast? It may be from overstuffing, but it can also be blamed on the star of the show, the gobble. Turkey is high in Tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid. Tryptophan increases the levels of the serotonin and melatonin in the brain, which calm our minds and help us doze off.

Beans - Most athletes will gladly put down the can of beans for a source of protein and Vitamin B, but beans are also a good source of Magnesium, which has calming affects, and turkey's sleep-tripping Tryptophan.

Soy Products - Tofu, soy nuts, and soy milk are great sources of protein, but also rank high on the Glycemic Index. High glycemic foods are digested and absorbed quickly, and this quick absorption causes rapid fluctuations in our blood sugar and causes a sugar crash effect. Low glycmic foods are slowing digested and absorbed resulting in little fluctuation and have proven benefits for health and daily energy.

Dairy Products - A glass of warm milk contains has all the sleepy fun of turkey and beans, with Tryptophan and Magnesium, and it puts crying babes to sleep with ease. The same is true for cottage cheese, yogurt and other dairy products.

Nuts - Another great source of protein, nuts are ranked fairly low on the Glycemic Index, but they have that same secret sleep ingredient Tryptophan.

If you're looking to catch up some the sleep, these are foods you should enjoy, but if you're like the rest of us who need 25 hours in a day, avoid these five energy erasing foods.


Sources:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1608/is_9_19/ai_106652957/
http://www.glycemicindex.com/
http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/20-foods-that-make-you-sleepy/article54860.html
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t042400.asp
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-turner/sleep-advice-5-foods-to-h_b_430606.html

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