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Let me introduce Zotz Electrical to you...
My name is Douglas Zotz. I am an electrical contractor and the master electrician for Zotz Electrical. I have over twenty five years of experience as an electrician, along with more experience in other areas of the building industry. My expertise is in all facets of residential wiring. I have worked on simple additions to $1,200,000 homes, including three Reggie Award and one U.S. DOE Housing Innovation Award winning homes that I designed the electrical layout for. We are well able to do commercial work, also. We have been in business since October of 2004.

How can Zotz Electrical meet your needs?
We are very conscientious about our job, both to the contractor and the homeowner. We will learn what you want in your homes, in style and cost. We prefer to look at all aspects of the house and try to make everything we do in it both functional and stylish in respect to the budget allotted, instead of installing what is code minimum. Our prices are very competitive and we can advise small refinements to make the job seem more elaborate. Our record also shows that we complete our part of the project on time with almost never a callback for any problem.

How will Zotz Electrical serve you as a customer?
We prefer to do a walk through with the homeowners to understand their lifestyles and needs, so we can give them exactly what they want. We do not try to sell them over their budget, though. We are very thorough in the walk through, explaining potential trouble areas with certain types of lighting and suggesting better or different ideas. We have found that the homeowner is very appreciative, especially after they move in and our attitude and knowledge reflects on my company, giving the homeowner a positive feeling that we truly care about them, which I do.

Zotz Electrical is...
A company that is customer friendly, has an eye open for detail and quality workmanship. We are not afraid to go out of our way to please the customer and offer our skill and experience to aid in the building project. That same attitude is put forth to the other subcontractors to make the whole building project be more productive and fun to complete.

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New Home Construction

New homes and residential wiring is where our expertise is. We have worked on simple starter homes up to $1,200,000 homes, including three Reggie Award winning homes that Doug designed the electrical layout for. We have done different styles of homes that include conventional starter to middle class homes, elegant homes with all the "bells and whistles", green technology homes, slab homes, cabins, homes that were moved in onto a basement and multi-housing townhomes. So we have the knowledge, skill and experience for whatever style home you are building. Our philosophy is to bring a positive attitude to the job site, to make the working experience and the quality of the job go smoothly for the benefit of the home builder, subcontractors and most importantly, the end customer.

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The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida

Sunday, February 18th will be the running of the 60th Daytona 500. To celebrate, I have included here some highlights for your perusal.

I have been to the Daytona International Speedway a couple of times and it is a great experience. There is a museum at the facilities that includes;
track memorability, a 3-D Imax Theatre, gift shop, restaurant, track tour and the car that won the most recent Daytona 500.
Here is the website for the Daytona 500 and the Daytona International Speedway.

Speedweeks Schedule at the Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, February 10th, 3:45 p.m.   Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire   ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season opener

Sunday, February 11th, 2 p.m.   Advance Auto Parts Clash   NASCAR invitation only lineup of drivers

Thursday, February 15th, 6 p.m.   Can-Am Duel 1   NASCAR Monster Energy Series qualifying race

Thursday, February 15th, 7:30 p.m.   Can-Am Duel 2   NASCAR Monster Energy Series qualifying race

Friday, February 16th, 6:30 p.m.   NextEra Energy Resources 250   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener

Saturday, February 17th, 1:30 p.m.   PowerShares QQQ 300   NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener

Sunday, February 18th, 1:30 p.m.   Daytona 500   NASCAR Monster Energy Series season opener

All times are Central Standard Time
For more events or ticket information during Speedweeks,
go to the Daytona International Speedway Speedweeks page.

The Daytona 500 Winners and Pole Winners

Click on a hyperlinked name to see more.
Daytona 500 Results
YearWinnerAvg.Pole WinnerSpeed
1959Lee Petty135.520Cotton Owens143.198
1960Junior Johnson124.740Fireball Roberts151.556
1961Marvin Panch149.601Fireball Roberts155.709
1962Fireball Roberts152.529Fireball Roberts156.995
1963Tiny Lund151.566Johnny Rutherford165.183
1964Richard Petty154.345Paul Goldsmith174.910
1965Fred Lorenzen141.539Darel Dieringer171.151
Shortened to 332+ miles by rain
1966Richard Petty160.627Richard Petty175.165
Shortened to 495 miles by rain
1967Mario Andretti149.926Curtis Turner180.831
1968Cale Yarborough143.251Cale Yarborough189.222
1969LeeRoy Yarbrough157.950David Pearson190.029
1970Pete Hamilton149.601Cale Yarborough194.015
1971Richard Petty144.462A.J. Foyt182.744
1972A.J. Foyt161.550Bobby Isaac186.632
1973Richard Petty157.205Buddy Baker185.662
1974Richard Petty140.894David Pearson185.017
Shortened to 450 miles because of energy crisis
1975Benny Parsons153.649Donnie Allison185.827
1976David Pearson152.181A.J. Foyt185.943
1977Cale Yarborough153.218Donnie Allison188.048
1978Bobby Allison159.730Cale Yarborough187.536
1979Richard Petty143.977Buddy Baker196.049
1980Buddy Baker177.602A.J.Foyt195.020
1981Richard Petty169.651Bobby Allison194.624
1982Bobby Allison153.991Benny Parsons196.317
1983Cale Yarborough155.979Ricky Rudd198.864
1984Cale Yarborough150.994Cale Yarborough201.848
1985Bill Elliott172.265Bill Elliott205.114
1986Geoff Bodine148.124Bill Elliott205.039
1987Bill Elliott176.263Bill Elliott210.364†
1988Bobby Allison137.531Ken Schrader193.823
1989Darrell Waltrip148.466Ken Schrader196.996
1990Derrike Cope165.761Ken Schrader196.515
1991Ernie Irvan148.148Davey Allison195.955
1992Davey Allison160.256Sterling Marlin192.213
1993Dale Jarrett154.972Kyle Petty189.426
1994Sterling Marlin156.931Loy Allen Jr.190.158
1995Sterling Marlin141.710Dale Jarrett193.498
1996Dale Jarrett154.308Dale Earnhardt189.510
1997Jeff Gordon148.295Mike Skinner189.813
1998Dale Earnhardt172.712Bobby Labonte192.415
1999Jeff Gordon161.551Jeff Gordon195.067
2000Dale Jarrett155.669Dale Jarrett182.334
2001Michael Waltrip 161.794Bill Elliott183.565
2002Ward Burton 142.971Jimmie Johnson185.831
2003Michael Waltrip133.870Jeff Green186.606
Shortened to 409 miles because of rain
2004Dale Earnhardt Jr.156.345Greg Biffle188.387
2005Jeff Gordon135.173Dale Jarrett188.312
2006Jimmie Johnson142.667Jeff Burton189.151
2007Kevin Harvick149.335David Gilliland186.320
2008Ryan Newman152.672Jimmie Johnson188.001
2009Matt Kenseth132.816Martin Truex Jr.188.001
Shortened to 380 miles because of rain
2010Jamie McMurray137.284Mark Martin191.188
2011Trevor Bayne152.672Dale Earnhardt Jr.188.001
2012Matt Kenseth140.256Carl Edwards194.738
2013Jimmie Johnson159.25Danica Patrick196.434
2014Dale Earnhardt Jr.145.29Austin Dillon196.019
2015Joey Logano161.939Jeff Gordon201.293
2016Denny Hamlin157.549Chase Elliott196.314
2017Kurt Busch143.187Chase Elliott192.872

Drivers with Multiple Victories
Daytona 500 Automobile Manufacturer Winners List

A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 500

A Perfect Storm chronicles the day that NASCAR jumped from a regional race series to the national sports spotlight. Built around the events of February 18, 1979 this documentary
will detail how a major blizzard across the Eastern United States created an audience for CBS's big risk, inaugural live coverage of the Daytona 500. It was a make or break moment
for CBS and NASCAR, but four hours later the race finished with a flourish and three drivers were having a fist-fight on the track. The next morning the fight was front page news,
CBS had record ratings and NASCAR would never be the same. Featuring a mix of the race broadcast, recently uncovered archive materials, plus first person accounts from the
broadcasters, news makers, competitors and fans who experienced the day that changed NASCAR and sports broadcasting forever.

1979 Daytona 500

Relive the entire 1979 Daytona 500 that saw Richard Petty grab the victory and spawned 'the fight' that put the sport of NASCAR on the map.

The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

in Daytona Beach, Florida was won by Austin Dillon on February 18th.

Next race, Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1 pm on Fox.

Austin Dillon celebrates his Daytona 500 victory.

Click on the picture to read more.
Learn more about Austin Dillon at the Richard Childress Racing website.

Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway

in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 15th.

Duel 1 was won by Ryan Blaney

Ryan Blaney wins Duel #1.

Click on the picture to read more.
Learn more about Ryan Blaney at

Duel 2 was won by Chase Elliot

Chase Elliot wins Duel #2.

Click on the picture to read more.
Learn more about Chase Elliot at

Next race, Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway
Sunday, February 18th, 2018, 1:30 on Fox.

The Advance Auto Parts Clash

in Daytona Beach, Florida was won by Brad Keselowski on February 11th, 2018.

Next race, Can-Am Duels at Daytona. Thursday, February 15th, 2018, 6 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

Brad Keselowski celebrating his victory.

Click on the picture to read more.
Learn more about Brad Keselowski at his official website.

Congratulations to Martin Truex Jr., The 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Series Champion

Martin Truex Jr celebrates his Championship.

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2017 NASCAR Champion Martin Truex Jr
Learn more about Martin Truex Jr at
and get his gear at his official website.

The Fatal Current

"The Fatal Current"

Here is a neat movie that shows how the misuse of electricity can be fatal.

Ben Franklin is busy cleaning his dishes as he is making breakfast. Unknown to him, his toaster has a bad cord and has energized the metal housing of his toaster, at least I hope he did not know about it, he should have known better to get it fixed. Being the efficient founding father and inventor, he reaches over to get the toast and touches the energized housing. This is a fatal error because the plumbing is bonded and grounded to the neutral side of his service. Since the toaster did not have a ground plug and the metal housing of the toaster was not grounded to that plug, Ben has now become the grounding source for the electricity to return. You think Mr. Franklin would have known better to have his receptacles GFI protected in the kitchen! The current flows through his body, right through the heart and that is the end of a great founding father.

I want to give my thanks to Code Check, where I found this movie and Paddy Morrissey, their illustrator, for allowing me to display this movie. Code Check is a company that authors code manuals and teaches code seminars in an entertaining and knowledgable way. Paddy Morrissey is a comedian, actor, writer, graphic designer and all-around jack-of-all-trades. Click on their names to go to their sites and click on the "Fatal Current" movie to go to Code Check's site.

Livermore Bulb

Livermore's Centennial Light

Longest Burning Light Bulb In History

This site is devoted to the longest burning light bulb in history at the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department in Livermore, CA.

First installed at the fire department hose cart house on L Street in 1901. Shortly after, it moved to the main firehouse on Second. In 1903, it was moved to the new Station 1 on First and McLeod, and survived the renovation of the Firehouse in 1937, when it was off for about a week. During it's first 75 years it was connected directly to the 110 Volt power line, and not to the back-up generator for fear of a power surge. In 1976, it was moved with a full police and fire truck escort, under the watch of Captain Kirby Slate, to its present site in 1976 at Fire Station 6, 4550 East Ave., Livermore, California. It was then hooked to a seperate power source at 120V according to Frank Maul, Retired City Electrician, with no interuptions since.

Click on the picture to go to the site.

Past Home Page Content

We try to change the fun part of our home page weekly but some of the information or images are worthy to be seen later, which is frustrating if you come back and the article is no longer there. So we have decided to archive the articles on a separate page. Click on the Past Home Page Content link to go there.

Zotz Electrical Is On Facebook

You can now follow Zotz Electrical on Facebook. We update the Facebook Page daily with information that includes products, technical information, job updates, photos of work and sometimes, some general rabble just for the fun of it. We invite you to take a look and become a Fan. Feel free to add a comment or question, that is one of the reasons that we started the Page, being it is more interactive than the website. Also, Doug Zotz, Owner & Master of Record for Zotz Electrical, has a personal page, feel free to make a friend request and meet Doug on a more personal and less formal level at Facebook. Click on a Facebook badge below.


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