Sprint Cup Series

Dec 11

Watkins Glen International Awarded State Funding for Modernization and Repaving

Watkins Glen International Logo WATKINS GLEN, NY (December 11, 2014) – Watkins Glen International is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $2.25 million by the State of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo to assist in modernization efforts and repaving of the historic facility. Watkins Glen International receives the award after being named a Priority Project by the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC) in 2014. The grant comes on the heels of $33.5 million in private capital investments at Watkins Glen International over the past 10 years, with an additional $12 million committed for 2015. The investments cement The Glen’s position as the premier road racing facility in North America. “We’re extremely grateful to have the support of Governor Cuomo, Senator ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch Undergoes Scheduled Offseason Foot Surgery

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Driver of No. 18 Toyota Expected to Return for Start of 2015 NASCAR Season HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 11, 2014) – Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) had successful surgery on his left foot this ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Elevates Five to Vice President

NASCAR Logo New Officers Include Dynamic Leaders From Across Several Key Departments DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 11, 2014) – NASCAR today announced it has promoted five leaders in its Daytona Beach, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, offices to Vice President, in recognition of ... FULL STORY »

Four Drivers In Search of First Points Win at Charlotte Participate in Test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of four drivers taking part in this week's Goodyear tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (CMS/Jonathan Coleman photo) CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 10, 2014) – The four drivers participating this week in Goodyear’s tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway couldn’t be much more different. They drive for different teams and different manufacturers. They have different driving styles and different personalities ... FULL STORY »

2014 Goodyear Racing NSCS (Dec.) Tire Test at Charlotte Q&A

Goodyear Racing Logo Below are some quotes from participants in the Goodyear tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday (quotes were gathered midday of day two). The four teams (drivers) that participated in the test were No. 9 Richard Petty ... FULL STORY »

GO FAS Racing Renews With C&J Energy Services and Signs Bobby Labonte

Bobby Labonte Mooresville, NC  (December 10, 2014) - GoFAS Racing is pleased to announce that former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte will pilot the No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion in 2015.  The Corpus Christi, TX native will run ... FULL STORY »

Bobby Labonte Lands Ride For Daytona 500; Other Races

Bobby Labonte - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Bobby Labonte will fill the seat vacated by his older brother, Terry Labonte at GoFAS Racing in 2015, has learned. Labonte, 50, will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion beginning with the 57th ... FULL STORY »

USAF Thunderbirds at Daytona International Speedway
World-Renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Perform Flyover for the 57th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22
Posted 12.09.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the fifth straight year, the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will provide the flyover for the 57th annual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener onSunday, Feb. 22. The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will fly their signature “Delta” ...FULL STORY »
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Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway Donate over $70,000 in 2014
Posted 12.09.14
The R.A.C.E. Foundation and Levy Restaurants Combine to Provide Over $317,000 In 2014 Joliet, Ill. — December 9, 2014 — Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s foundation, R.A.C.E., donated $30,222 in grants to five Chicago-area charities at a luncheon on Tuesday, raising its total charitable gifts for 2014 to over $71,000. ...FULL STORY »
Ty Dillon, No. 33 Cheerios / Kroger Chevrolet SS
Cheerios and Kroger to Sponsor Ty Dillon for 2015 Daytona 500
Posted 12.09.14
Richard Childress Racing Driver to Make Great American Race Debut WELCOME, N.C. (December 9, 2014) - Richard Childress Racing will continue a long-standing partnership with General Mills® when NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon makes his Daytona 500 debut driving the No. 33 Cheerios / Kroger Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport ...FULL STORY »
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Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive Offers Something For Kids Of All Ages
Posted 12.08.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 8, 2014) – The Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive is going to make a lot of kids happy … including some big kids. This is the 18th year for the toy drive and as always, the goal is to enrich Christmas for as many children as possible in Martinsville ...FULL STORY »
Jay Mohr (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)
Notable Quotes From The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Banquet
Posted 12.06.14
“If I look like a wreck, it’s not because I have a hangover. It’s because I wrestled a two-year-old down the red carpet and up here on stage.” – Kevin Harvick, who brought son Keelan with him to the head table. “I’d love to have an opportunity to tie the greats ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick poses for a portrait with his wife DeLana during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NASCAR industry honors Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick at year-end gala
Posted 12.06.14
LAS VEGAS— As the culmination of a calculated risk that led to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, the NASCAR industry joined together Friday night at the Wynn to honor 2014 titleholder Kevin Harvick, who claimed stock car racing’s most coveted prize in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing. In his ...FULL STORY »
Daniel Noltemeyer of Louisville poses with the check for the Fourth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Noltemeyer helped establish Best Buddies Kentucky, which promotes social inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
‘Best Buddies’ Ambassador Daniel Noltemeyer Wins Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award
Posted 12.06.14
Receives $100,000 Donation For Best Buddies, 2015 Toyota Camry; Other Finalists Receive $25,000 For Their Respective Charities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2014) – Daniel Noltemeyer of Louisville, Kentucky, representing Best Buddies Kentucky, was presented with the fourth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award on Friday night, during the ...FULL STORY »
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Daytona International Speedway Finishes The Year On A Strong Note
Posted 12.05.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After achieving significant construction milestones related to the $400 million DAYTONA Rising project during the past year, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) is now preparing for the 53rd Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Budweiser Speedweeks 2015. “We had another great year and hit several major ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
They Said It
Posted 12.04.14
Notable quotes from the Myers Brothers Luncheon: • “It don’t even seem real,” Dale Earnhardt Jr., in accepting the Myers Brothers Award. • “It’s hard to believe they’ve been together three years longer than I’ve been alive,” Sunoco Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson on Chip Ganassi Racing’s 25-year relationship with sponsor ...FULL STORY »

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