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5-Hour Energy Racing Roars Back Into Daytona for One Fiery Weekend

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Here it is, the midway point of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series, and it's been one heck of a first half for the 5-Hour Energy Racing team as they motor southward back to the beloved Daytona International Speedway.

The Subway Jalapeno 250 will most certainly be a hot one in sunny Florida this Fourth of July weekend. 5-Hour Energy driver Steve Wallace has had seven top-10 finishes this season. To make it number eight will require energy and focus.

For all of the drivers staying focused in cockpit temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit is essential to top finishes, and crew chiefs need an alert driver and a fast car in these long races. This weekend will test the endurance of drivers, cars and crew who don't have those energy tips.

A lot can change in the second half of this season, but consistency is what keeps 5-Hour Energy Racing in the Top-10 and within striking distance of the leaders. No one knows what lies ahead for the next 17 races, but what we do know is the excitement of racing competition will always be there for the 5-Hour Energy team and the 5-Hour Energy fans.

If you're itching for a contest or just want to snag all of those free 5-Hour Energy shots our fans are getting, peel over to the Contest page on the Fan Zone. We are not messing around with dinky giveaways, the loot for these contests is huge with prizes like a one-year supplies of shots and an all-expenses-paid trip to the final race of the Nationwide season.

Contest entries are always free, and the tasks couldn't be simpler:

Give them all your best try and remember that the 5HourEnergyGuy is always available on Twitter to drop you a hint if you ask!

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Learning to Fail With Purpose

Friday, June 18, 2010
We fail, everyone fails and at times we are just a bunch of failures. Reasons for failing are far and wide, and definitions of failing vary from person to person. Most would describe a failure as not achieving an anticipated outcome, which shouldn't be taken harshly when you keep challenging yourself and set far-reaching goals.

Unfortunately, we grow up being conditioned that failure is always bad. Failing meant punishment, which sparked anxiety and fear - two things that prevent all of us from taking chances or trying again.

But failure doesn't have to mean the end when you take it in stride and make it a motivator. This is where we can all learn to fail with purpose and find a way to turn a negative into a positive.

Acceptance is always the first step. Take a critical look at what really happened. Most times the lack of preparation is what our face-plant or crash-and-burn can be attributed to. Once you have an idea of what went wrong and why, you can move forward. Also, don't choose to deny a failure and place blame elsewhere. You didn't succeed, simple as that, but you can try again because you had a plan to persevere in 2010.

Accepting the failure gives you courage, which is a necessity to give something another go. Without courage, you can't dust yourself off and fail with a purpose. Think of the failure as just another step toward the end goal. Even though it detracts from the progress, what you learn from it will boost efforts to come.

Being able to fail with a purpose will drastically change how you handle the highs and lows of your workout, career, hobbies and anything else. This along with staying alert and focused on your end goal will give you a champion drive to achieve and continue succeeding.

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Growing Our Featured Fan Roster

Friday, June 11, 2010
We're back on the search for our top fans from across the country in the 5-Hour Energy Featured Fan Contest, which is now open!

We take great value in how our fans hail from all walks of life and each has a different passion, hobby, vocation and lifestyle that 5-Hour Energy shots play a role in. To highlight the diversity and individuality of our fans, we created the 5-Hour Energy Featured Fan Contest as an open-casting call for anyone who thinks they are devoted and qualified to be brand ambassadors.

The application process to become a fresh face of 5-Hour Energy is all about letting you showcase who you are and how 5-Hour Energy shots improve your life. To enter all we need is a photo of you in action, whether it's on the track, in the office or outside with the kids, along with your personal story of 400 words or less telling how 5-Hour Energy shots have played a role in your life.

Contest entries need to be submitted no later than 11:59 PM CST on July 19, 2010. Rarely are we lax with deadlines, in fact it's only happened once, so don't count on waiting until the last minute.

The 5-Hour Energy team will review the entries and then pick those who represent 5-Hour Energy's fans the best. Remember, not all of our fans are top-notch athletes and record breakers. Most of our current Featured Fans are full-time parents, working full-time jobs, and kicking butt in both with a little help from a 2 oz. shot.

Winners will get a personal spot in the 5-Hour Energy Fan Zone along side previously crowned featured fans where their stories and pictures will be shared with 5-Hour Energy fans around the world.

Not only does the Fan Zone boast 5-Hour Energy's top agents, it also features our 5-Hour Energy Racing team, 5-Hour Energy commercials, free 5-Hour Energy downloads, and best of all more contests for fans to snag prizes like a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots and lots of swag. 5-Hour Energy contests are always free to enter and never disappoint when it comes to ease of entry, uniqueness of tasks and size of the prize.


5-Hour Energy Racing Reignites the Popular Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest

Friday, June 4, 2010
The team at 5-Hour Energy Racing has decided to keep the competitive spirit on and off the track strong and will be giving our fans another run at our Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest.

This simple, yet at times puzzling contest challenges you to have keen eyes as they search for 15 strategically placed 5-Hour Energy race car tokens. To test the mettle of NASCAR and energy shot fans, our 5-Hour Energy Racing crew has hidden the tokens throughout the 5-Hour Energy site, Blog, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and more.

Each token is accompanied by a code number and a code word that fans will keep track of on the contest entry form. When all of the tokens are found, they can submit their form to be instantly entered to win a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots and other great prizes. Entries need to be in by the final NASCAR Nationwide race of the season on Nov. 20.

We have seen you show your determination in contests before, but being resourceful and knowing when to catch a draft to slingshot to the front of the pack can make all the difference. Much like 5-Hour Energy Racing driver Steve Wallace has a spotter giving him cues during a race, the 5HourEnergyGuy on Twitter will be there to help with hints if you ask.

For those of you who want an even greater challenge and a chance to win one huge NASCAR weekend experience, the Weekly Race Results Contest is still rolling along, but now with a few changes that fans will appreciate.

This contest is a determination of stamina to see which fans could muster the focus for those 500-plus mile races. Contestants will have to list the position that the No. 66 5-Hour Energy car finished in from season-starting race at Daytona through the Oct. 23 Gateway 250. What is new about this contest is that before competitors had just two weeks after each race to enter the results, now there is no time limit. So new contestants can get on the grid and go back to the beginning of the Nationwide season and enter all of the finishing positions.

Those who have all of the correct positions listed at the contest's Oct. 30 deadline will be entered to win a last-race-of-the-season Miami getaway package that includes airfare and hotel for two plus $250 to score tickets to the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway or to spend however they choose.