Dec 05

Daytona International Speedway Finishes The Year On A Strong Note

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo 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 milestones along the way,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We’re now beginning to prepare the facility for the 2015 racing season to ensure that our fans enjoy some of its new amenities.” Fans can get an early preview of DAYTONA Rising during Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 (the stadium will officially open in 2016). Approximately 40,000 new seats will be available along with two of the five injectors/entrances, new concessions, ... 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 »

They Said It

2014 NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

To The Victor Go The Spoils

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick and the other drivers from the Chase pose onstage during the 2014 NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards on December 4, 2014 at the Encore Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: David Becker/NASCAR via Getty Images Kevin Harvick’s domination of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was never more evident than at the Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, where the reigning champion was recognized with seven important awards. Harvick took home the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart ... FULL STORY »

Joey Logano Puts Disappointment Behind Him

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Joey Logano came to Homestead as one of four drivers eligible for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. He also came to the season finale with the best average finish through the first nine races of the Chase. But a mistake on ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Explains Homestead Pit Strategy

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images Jeff Gordon appeared to have a race-winning car in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a decision to pit for four tires late in the race dropped him far back in the running order and relegated the driver of ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins prestigious Myers Brothers Award

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks onstage after winning the Most Popular Driver at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at the Encore Las Vegas on December 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images LAS VEGAS— Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he almost fell apart on the stage in the Encore Ballroom after receiving the prestigious Myers Brothers Award, an honor his father, seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt Sr., received posthumously in ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Honored With NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award For Second Time

Toyota Logo Decade-Long Partner Advances Sport with Innovative Activation That Goes Beyond the Track  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – Toyota will be honored today with the 2014 NASCAR® Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held in the ... FULL STORY »

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2015 Crew Chief Lineup
no responses - Posted 12.04.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (December 4, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today crew chief assignments for each of its four 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams. JGR’s 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief lineup: • Jason Ratcliff, No 20 Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth • ...FULL STORY »
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Holiday Offer – $100 Gift Card and Garage Experience
no responses - Posted 12.04.14
The Access Every NASCAR Fan Wants is Now Available LONG POND, PA (December 4, 2014) – Pocono Raceway announced their 2014 holiday offer today. Included with the purchase of a Pocono Raceway $100 Gift Card is one Tricky Triangle Garage Experience for either the Pocono 400 on June 7, 2015, or ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Petty - Photo Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images
NBC Sports Group Welcomes Kyle Petty to NASCAR Broadcast Team
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Popular and Experienced NASCAR Analyst Joins Krista Voda on Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series Pre- and Post-race Coverage on NBC and NBCSN STAMFORD, Conn. — December 4, 2014 — NBC Sports Group welcomes one of the most-liked personalities in motorsports to its multiplatform NASCAR coverage as Kyle Petty joins its upcoming ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar (L) is interviewed by SportsBusiness Daily Journal Executive Editor Abraham Madkour at the 2014 NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on December 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)
NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum Notebook
no responses - Posted 12.03.14
NASCAR COO Brent Dewar highlights positive effects of new Chase format: LAS VEGAS— Brent Dewar has a unique perspective when it comes to recognizing the progress NASCAR has made over the past year. After a 30-year career at General Motors, where he retired in 2010 as senior vice president of global Chevrolet, ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Champion Kevin Harvick Visits Nellis Air Force Base (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick pays tribute to military during visit to Nellis Air Force Base
no responses - Posted 12.03.14
LAS VEGAS— In a massive hangar that houses the fighter jets flown by the Thunderbirds, against the backdrop of a gigantic American flag reminiscent of George C. Scott’s monologue in the movie “Patton,” Kevin Harvick fielded questions from a group of enthusiastic NASCAR fans. But this was no ordinary fan ...FULL STORY »
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Furniture Row Racing Announces New Crew Chief
no responses - Posted 12.03.14
DENVER, Colo. (Dec. 3, 2014) – Furniture Row Racing announced today that Cole Pearn has been promoted from lead race engineer to crew chief of the No. 78 Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Pearn, 32, replaces Todd Berrier, who has been offered ...FULL STORY »
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NBC Sports & FOX Sports Join Forces to Unleash New Era in NASCAR Television
no responses - Posted 12.03.14
Network Sports Marketing Teams Unite to Craft Co-Branded NASCAR Creative to Air on FOX, FOX Sports 1, NBC and NBCSN in Advance of 2015 Season Las Vegas — On the heels of one of the most exciting NASCAR seasons in recent memory, the award-winning marketing teams at FOX Sports and NBC Sports ...FULL STORY »

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