Sprint Cup Series

Nov 20

MIS Cares awards $85,169 in cash grants to local charities

MIS Cares, the speedway’s charity arm, awarded a record $85,169 in cash donations to local charities through its grant program during the track’s annual Community Luncheon on Thursday. In addition MIS and its catering and concession partner Americrown donated or paid out an additional $617,863 to local charities and service groups through cash donations and work programs. Speedway donates nearly $775,000 in cash and contributions in 2014 BROOKLYN, Mich. (November 20, 2014) – The spirit of giving isn’t just a seasonal belief at Michigan International Speedway; it’s the racetrack’s way of doing business, giving back to the community while providing a valuable fund-raising platform for the community year-round. MIS and its sister company Americrown combined donated a total of $774,873 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffle to raise money. “We are very proud of all the effort we put into our community,” MIS manager of Fan Services Jayme Bicknell said. “We strive to give back to the different programs to provide memorable experiences ... FULL STORY »

Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen in 2015

Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Cheez-It® returns as title sponsor for Watkins Glen International’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race WATKINS GLEN, NY (November 20, 2014) – Watkins Glen International and Kellogg Company announced Cheez-It® renews its place as the title sponsor of The Glen’s NASCAR Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »

No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo Daytona Beach, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2014) — The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This infraction is a P3 level ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Announces More Than $550,000 in Grants in Partnership with Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Twelve Champions Grants Awarded to K-12 Public Schools in Jimmie and Chandra Johnson’s Hometowns CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra, announced today the recipients of the 2014 Jimmie Johnson ... FULL STORY »

LiftMaster partners with Hendrick Motorsports

2015 NSCS No 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS Three-Year Pact Includes Primary Sponsorship of Kasey Kahne CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when ... FULL STORY »

Stewart-Haas Racing Names Rex Stump Technical Director

Stewart-Haas Racing Logo KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Nov. 19, 2014) – Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, has hired Rex Stump as its technical director, effective immediately. Stump comes to Stewart-Haas Racing after an 18-year career at Hendrick Motorsports. There, he founded the ... FULL STORY »

Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities Distributes Nearly $300,000 to Youth Groups

Sonoma Raceway Logo SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2014) — Forty-eight Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $300,000 that was generated during the 2014 motor-racing season at Sonoma Raceway. The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the raceway’s charitable arm, raised ... FULL STORY »

Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 United States Air Force Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 after the race was called for weather at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Aric Almirola Nominated for Premios Univision Deportes Best Car Racing Performance Award
Posted 11.19.14
The Inaugural Univision Sports Award Show Acknowledges Almirola's Accomplishments in 2014 CONCORD, N.C. (November 18, 2014) - Univision Deportes, the sport division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today that Cuban American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola is nominated for the Best Car Racing ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Goes Orange to Recognize World COPD Day
Posted 11.19.14
DRIVE4COPD and NASCAR Join Forces to Increase Awareness and Get Fans Screened DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014) – NASCAR® announced today on World COPD Day that it is joining the fight to help NASCAR fans with COPD breathe easier. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a life threatening lung disease, is the ...FULL STORY »
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FOX Sports 1 Airs Coverage of 2014 NASCAR Awards Ceremonies
Posted 11.19.14
As buzz surrounding one of the most competitive and memorable championship runs in NASCAR history continues, FOX Sports 1 turns its attention to honoring the drivers and teams who played pivotal roles in the 2014 NASCAR season. FOX Sports 1 offers coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR driver and champion Kevin Harvick visits the Empire State Building on November 18, 2014 in New York City. - Photo Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images
Q&A with the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Kevin Harvick
Posted 11.19.14
An Interview With: KEVIN HARVICK            JENNIE LONG:  Good morning, everyone, and welcome to today's NASCAR teleconference with 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart‑Haas Racing.  Kevin clinched his first Sprint Cup Series title on Sunday at Homestead‑Miami Speedway after ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Petty Motorsports Ends A Season to Remember
Posted 11.19.14
CONCORD, N.C. (November 19, 2014) - The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season concluded Sunday evening at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. For Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), it ends a season to remember. RPM earned its fifth win during the July 4 weekend when Aric Almirola put the No. 43 back into Victory Lane. ...FULL STORY »
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Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive Has New Look, Same Goals
Posted 11.19.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Nov. 19, 2015) – This year’s Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive will have a new look and feel, but the goal will remain the same: to brighten Christmas morning for as many children as possible in Martinsville and Henry County. The centerpieces of the 2014 toy drive will be five ...FULL STORY »
Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports Realigns No. 5 Team Personnel
Posted 11.19.14
Francis Named Technical Director, Rodden Returns as Crew Chief CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2014) – In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and ...FULL STORY »
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Crew Member Suspended Due To Violation Of NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy
Posted 11.19.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Kelly Johnson, a crew member (No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing's jackman)  in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. On Nov. 17, 2014, Johnson was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions ...FULL STORY »
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McCall Named Crew Chief for McMurray and the No. 1 Chevrolet
Posted 11.18.14
CONCORD, NC (Nov. 18, 2014) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that Matt McCall has been named crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team. McCall will assume the role effective immediately to prepare for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season. McCall joins ...FULL STORY »

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