It’s time to dig out Roget’s Thesaurus. Calling Matt Sheppard’s season great just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sheppard, the 35-year-old driver from Waterloo, went into a whole new level last weekend when he walked off with over $74,000 at Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. To say that Sheppard dominated is an understatement. He won the pole for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 (whatever happened to getting national sponsors for the biggest race of the season?)
You know what’s tough? Writing about Bobby Varin. Just when you think you have an angle, he throws a monkey wrench into it. In the last two weeks, Varin has been the hottest driver on dirt. It began on Sept. 15, when he won the King of Dirt 358 Series race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The next night, he put the Palmer Service-sponsored modified into victory lane at Fonda.
Raise your hand if you watch NASCAR races at Talladega hoping to see “The Big One.”Obviously, you don’t want to see anyone get hurt, but there’s something about pack racing at 200 miles an hour and the anticipation of something happening that gets your heart pumping. Sometimes, watching cars turn left just isn’t enough. Sometimes, even a hint of something out of the ordinary is enough to generate an adrenalin rush.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".