Dec 19

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. (NYSE: DVD). Tatoian will continue to report to Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Mike joined us eight years ago and immediately immersed himself into the operations and culture of our team while earning the respect of both his co-workers and those outside the company as well,” said McGlynn. “Mike is a valuable and popular contributor to our efforts here and Dover International Speedway will benefit from his leadership for many years to come.” Tatoian has worked ... 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 »

Kid Rock to Headline the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show

Kid Rock DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Multi-platinum award-winning, American rock star Kid Rock will perform the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show, the prelude to the 57th annual “Great American Race” on Sunday, Feb. 22 (1 p.m. – FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio ... FULL STORY »

FOX Airs Special 2015 NASCAR Preview Adjacent to Sunday NFL on FOX Coverage

FOX Sports Logo Jay Glazer, Chris Myers and Darrell Waltrip Go In-Depth with Sport’s Top Stars in NASCAR 2015: A NEW ERA on Dec. 21 Charlotte, N.C. - While NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES teams look forward to some downtime during the holidays before kicking ... 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 »

Atlanta Motor Speedway To Host 2015 NASCAR Season’s First Sprint Cup Series Open Team Test Feb. 26

Atlanta Motor Speedway Logo HAMPTON, Ga. (Dec. 18, 2014) – An open team test for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams onThursday, Feb. 26, 2015 will kick off four consecutive days of on-track NASCAR action at Atlanta Motor Speedway leading into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip ... 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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NASCAR & Sprint Address Their Partnership Ending after 2016
no responses - Posted 12.16.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.--Citing a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities, Sprint announced it has informed NASCAR it will not extend the title sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after the current agreement expires at the end of the 2016 season. “We are proud of our association with ...FULL STORY »
Rutledge Wood (Photo Credit: Brad Barket / Getty Images)
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 »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images
Heart Surgery Sidelines Brian Vickers For Start Of 2015 Season
no responses - Posted 12.15.14
A corrective surgery will bench NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers for the start of the 2015 season, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced Monday afternoon. Vickers admitted himself to a hospital last week after not feeling well. Upon results of those tests, it was determined that his body was rejecting ...FULL STORY »
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Expanded 2015 Sprint Unlimited Field to Feature Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers
no responses - Posted 12.15.14
Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners Also Added to Season-Opening Showcase at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 15, 2014) – Coming off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR announced today all 16 Chase drivers will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Brian Vickers To Miss Start Of 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season
no responses - Posted 12.15.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. - Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues. In 58 races driving MWR’s No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota, Vickers scored eight top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He won the ...FULL STORY »
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Matt Brannock Promoted To Vice President At Martinsville Speedway
no responses - Posted 12.15.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell announced today that Matthew Brannock has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. It was one of two promotions and a new hire announced by Campbell. Ashley Oakes has been promoted to Marketing Coordinator while Heather Motley has been ...FULL STORY »

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