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Rayovac Presents Little Big Town to Rock NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, May 16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

GRAMMY Award-winning Little Big Town will perform before the biggest all-star event in sports when the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 16. (Photo courtesy of Little Big Town) The biggest all-star event in sports will host a pre-race concert with one of the biggest bands in country music as Little Big Town will get the crowd revved up before the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 16. Together since 1998, Little Big Town is comprised of a quartet of talented musicians whose vocal stylings have earned the group a GRAMMY Award and an Emmy. In addition, Little Big Town has been awarded multiple recognitions from the Country Music Association, including being named "Vocal Group of the Year" in 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as "Single of the Year" for the smash hit "Pontoon" in 2012. The Academy of Country Music awarded Little Big Town the "Top New ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon announces 2015 as his final full-time season
By NASCAR Wire Service

When it comes down to it, Jeff Gordon's hope for how he is remembered in NASCAR is quite modest. “I definitely am proud of everything I’ve done on and off the track,” Gordon said. “But I guess I like to keep it simple when I think of things like this. I think of my heroes on the track when I was growing up – A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser. ... I loved the fact that those guys won Indianapolis 500s and championships. They were great race car drivers. And quite simply, I will be happy if people recognize me as a great race car driver, because that’s all I ever wanted to be.” Yet he is so much more. Gordon announced on ... FULL STORY »

2015 NASCAR Pre-Season Press Conference: State of the Sport Q&A

NASCAR chairman and CEO, Brian France addresses the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway (Photo: Harold Hinson) BRETT JEWKES:  Good afternoon.  Welcome to NASCAR's annual preseason press conference.  We're glad you're here.  First I would like to welcome all of our passionate fans joining us today watching on NASCAR.com, MRN.com or listening or Sirius XM radio.  We ... FULL STORY »

FOX NASCAR Commences 15th Year with Expanded Coverage Including NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

NASCAR on FOX Logo Gordon, Harvick and Keselowski Scheduled to Join as NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Race Analysts Broadcasters’ Deck Stacked; Newsgathering Bolstered with New & Familiar Faces Popular Daily Show NASCAR RACE HUB Moves to 6:00 PM ET; Adds Several Sprint Cup Series Drivers and Crew ... FULL STORY »

Majority of NASCAR Weekend Ticket Specials Expire Feb. 2

Atlanta Motor Speedway Logo HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 26, 2015) – Fans have a very limited amount of time to take advantage of many of the ticket specials for Atlanta  Motor Speedway’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR weekend Feb. 26 through March 1. A majority of ... FULL STORY »

Martinsville Speedway’s Mike Smith Recognized for “Helping Others”

Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Jan. 26, 2015) - For Mike Smith the role of Director of Public Relations at Martinsville Speedway is one in which he always goes the extra mile to ensure everyone, from fans to media, leaves the track having ... FULL STORY »

NBC Sports Group Adds Hall of Fame Driver Dale Jarrett to NASCAR Broadcast Team

Dale Jarrett (Hall of Fame Speech) - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images Three-Time Daytona 500 Champion to Join Krista Voda and Kyle Petty During Pre- and Post-race Coverage, and Contribute to NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN STAMFORD, Conn. - January 26, 2015 - NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »

Lynda Petty Named 2014 NMPA Spirit Award Winner

Lynda Petty DARLINGTON, S.C. – Lynda Petty, the wife of seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Richard Petty, has been named the recipient of the National Motorsports Press Association’s annual Spirit Award for 2014. Petty, who passed away March 30, 2014, was one of ... FULL STORY »



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Schedule Shakeup Stresses Early Success
no responses - Posted 01.25.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 23, 2015) – For the past three years, Atlanta Motor Speedway’s sole race on the NASCAR schedule was the second-to-last stop before the official beginning of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. And while each race weighs heavy as an opportunity to rack points in the ...FULL STORY »
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“One More for 24” Special Offer from Kentucky Speedway Celebrates Jeff Gordon’s Final Full-Time NASCAR Season
no responses - Posted 01.25.15
SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway is celebrating Jeff Gordon’s final full-time season in NASCAR with a limited-time “One More for 24” offer that provides race fans the opportunity to purchase two tickets for the July 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Weatherly - Photo Credtt: Getty Images
No Joke: Weatherly Earns NASCAR’s Highest Honor
no responses - Posted 01.23.15
Brief Yet Prolific Career Lands ‘Clown Prince of Racing’ In Hall (Note: This release is part of a series in advance of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 30, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Motor Racing Network Radio ...FULL STORY »
Charlotte Motor Speedway President and General Manager Marcus Smith accepts an award from the NCMA recognizing the contributions of the speedway's STEM program to the community (Photo Credit: Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Charlotte Motor Speedway Recognized by North Carolina Motorsports Association For Contributions of STEM Program
no responses - Posted 01.22.15
CONCORD, N.C. (Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015) – Charlotte Motor Speedway was recognized Wednesday by the North Carolina Motorsports Association for contributions to the community through its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-based educational field trip program. Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, accepted the award, presented by ...FULL STORY »
Swan Lake at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway
Campground lake at Atlanta Motor Speedway gets a new name
no responses - Posted 01.22.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 22, 2015) – A small lake covering one of the nearly 900 acres that make up Atlanta Motor Speedway has a new name. Inspired by a pair of ever-present residents of the bird variety who have made a home out of its cozy confines and grassy ...FULL STORY »
Faster Horses Festival Poster
Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood Saddle Up For Faster Horses Festival’s Third Year
no responses - Posted 01.22.15
Passes For The Three-Day Camping And Music Festival Go On Sale Feb. 2 NASHVILLE, TN (Jan. 22, 2015) – Faster Horses Festival will return for the third year on July 17, 18, 19 following two immensely successful years, last year hosting over 25,000 fans for the three day country music ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Reaction As Jeff Gordon Announces 2015 As Final Full Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season
no responses - Posted 01.22.15
Below you will find statements from around the racing community on today's announcement from Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, who announced that the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will be his final full-time year on the tour. “Jeff Gordon transcends NASCAR and will be celebrated as one of the ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon announces 2015 as his final full-time season
no responses - Posted 01.22.15
When it comes down to it, Jeff Gordon's hope for how he is remembered in NASCAR is quite modest. “I definitely am proud of everything I’ve done on and off the track,” Gordon said. “But I guess I like to keep it simple when I think of things like this. I ...FULL STORY »


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