Dec 19

Kevin O’Connell Wins 2014 Toyota Southwest Superlates Winter Classic

O’Connell Racing Logo ORANGE COUNTY, Ca. – December 19, 2014 – O’Connell Racing, a leading professional motorsports company announced today that team road course driver Kevin O’Connell won the third annual Toyota Southwest Superlates (SWS) Winter Classic held over the weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway in Southern California in the track’s original two and half mile 1953 configuration. Driver Kevin O’Connell commented, “What a great end to our 2014 racing season here on the west coast with a win today and a top-three finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this past summer at Road America. “We won the right event at the right time in SWS. The team dedicates this win to Todd Southwell, my crew chief and former ... FULL STORY »

Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship After 2016 Season
By Chris Knight

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo Let the search begin. With two years remaining on their extension contract, Sprint informed NASCAR Tuesday that it will not renew their sponsorship of the Sprint Cup Series following the checkered flag of the 2016 season. The decision by one of the top mobile carriers in the United States will force NASCAR to find a new partner to back its top national series for the second time in 13 years. Sprint began its tenure with NASCAR under the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series banner in 2004 in what was a 10-year agreement, replacing R.J. Reynolds and the iconic Winston-brand after a 33-year run. A branding change four years later in 2008 made it the Sprint Cup Series, after Sprint and Nextel ... FULL STORY »

Michael Tatoian promoted to president of Dover International Speedway

Michael Tatoian DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway today announced the promotion of Michael Tatoian to the position of president, effective. Jan. 2, 2015. Tatoian retains his position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of parent company Dover Motorsports, Inc. ... FULL STORY »

Roush Fenway Racing Signs Bubba Wallace

Darrell Wallace Jr. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images) Wallace to drive No. 6 Ford Mustang in NASCAR XFINITY Series CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) ... FULL STORY »

MIS, Chevy, Ford, Toyota award $40,000 to Detroit’s Michigan Science Center

Michigan International Speedway Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (December 18, 2014) – Michigan International Speedway, on behalf of Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, donated $40,000 to the Michigan Science Center in Detroit on Thursday as part of the speedway’s Michigan Heritage trophy. The Michigan Heritage trophy is a ... FULL STORY »

Menards to Continue Partnership with Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series Program

Paul Menard, driver of the #33 Nibco/Menards Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images Paul Menard and Brandon Jones to drive the No. 33 Menards Chevrolet Camaro in 2015  WELCOME, N.C. (December 18, 2014) - Menards will continue its partnership with Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, positioning the third-largest home improvement store ... FULL STORY »

The Michigan Heritage presented to Chevy Racing

Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis presents the Michigan Heritage Trophy to Jeff Gordon and Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. The trophy is presented to the winning manufacturer in each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Chevrolet’s won both Sprint Cup races at MIS in 2014. BROOKLYN, Mich. (December 17, 2014) – The Michigan Heritage trophy is a recognition and celebration of the automobile and its importance to the race track and manufacturers competing in NASCAR. The trophy is presented to the winning manufacturer in each ... FULL STORY »

Martinsville Speedway’s Christmas Toy Drive Raises More Than $13,000 For Grace Network

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell presents a check to Simone Redd of the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County. The track’s 18th Annual Toy Drive raised more than $13,000 to provide toys for kids on Christmas Morning.) MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 17, 2014) - The holiday season is a time for giving and Martinsville Speedway’s 18th annual Christmas Toy Drive showed that the NASCAR community is willing to do just that. The toy drive raised more than $13,000 ... FULL STORY »

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UNOH Named Official Educational Partner of Daytona International Speedway
no responses - Posted 12.16.14
Ohio-Based School is Home to the Nation’s First Motorsports Degree Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway (DIS) today announced a new partnership with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) naming the school the Official Educational Partner at the “World Center of Racing.”  UNOH invented the first high-performance degree program ...FULL STORY »
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The Dale Jr. Foundation Year-End Recap
no responses - Posted 12.16.14
Money raised by TDJF in 2014 was the most in its eight-year history MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2014) – Through its 2014 fundraising campaign, The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF) earned $933,364 – the most it has ever raised in a single year since its inception in 2007. That money will ...FULL STORY »
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G&K Services Returns As Landon Cassill Sponsor
no responses - Posted 12.16.14
GAFFNEY, S.C. – G&K Services will return in 2015 as a full-time associate sponsor with multiple primary sponsorship in select markets with driver Landon Cassill and the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team, an operation that showed remarkable strength and improved results in the 2014 season. The 2015 season will be ...FULL STORY »
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Rutledge Wood Joins NBC Sports Group As Motorports Specialty Reporter
no responses - Posted 12.16.14
Well-Known Personality Brings His Passion for Cars and Motorsports to NBC and NBCSN’s Coverage of NASCAR, F1, IndyCar, Rallycross and Mecum STAMFORD, Conn. — December 16, 2014 — NBC Sports Group today added reporter Rutledge Wood to its multiplatform coverage of NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, Global Rallycross and Mecum Auctions. ...FULL STORY »
Auto Club Speedway
Dave Allen Named President of Auto Club Speedway
no responses - Posted 12.15.14
Fontana, CA. – December 15, 2014 – International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) today announced it has named Dave Allen President of Auto Club Speedway (“ACS”) effective immediately. Allen accepts the role from his most recent position as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ACS. Allen replaces Gillian Zucker ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing Hires Todd Parrott as its XFINITY Series Competition Director
no responses - Posted 12.14.14
WELCOME, N.C. (December 13, 2014) - Richard Childress Racing has hired industry veteran and championship-winning crew chief Todd Parrott as its Competition Director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, effective immediately. Parrott brings a wealth of experience to RCR with 20 years as a crew chief in NASCAR Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »
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Chip Ganassi Partners with Harry Scott to Form HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2015
no responses - Posted 12.11.14
CONCORD, NC (Dec. 11, 2014) – Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott, Jr. announced today that they have joined forces to field a one-car NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) entry beginning in 2015.  The entry will be run from the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team shop in Concord, NC and ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Elevates Five to Vice President
no responses - Posted 12.11.14
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 their various achievements and leadership roles in key business units. The ...FULL STORY »

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