Dec 03

Furniture Row Racing Announces New Crew Chief

Furniture Row Racing Logo 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 a key position to remain at Furniture Row Racing. Joe Garone, Furniture Row Racing’s general manager, said the team has also made new hires to strengthen the engineering staff. “In an effort to continue to move the team forward we feel the personnel changes and new additions will yield positive results on the race track,” said Garone. “Cole has played a vital role in our growth. The well-rounded skill sets ... 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 »

NBC Sports & FOX Sports Join Forces to Unleash New Era in NASCAR Television

FOX Sports NBC Sports Logos 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, ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Hall of Fame Delivers Holiday Cheer This December

NASCAR Hall of Fame Holidays at the Hall, gift ideas, a new must-see exhibit and more CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 3, 2014) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame is revving up for the season with exciting, one-of-a-kind gift ideas and family-friendly fun throughout December. Guests can steer the ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, Bob Douglas Partner to Fight Childhood Cancer

Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Charlotte, NC (December 3, 2014) - Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation and Bob Douglas of Kihei, Hawaii, have teamed up for the Giving Back matching donation campaign to fight childhood cancer. The first $100,000 in contributions to the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation received ... FULL STORY »

20th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Raises $1.1M

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Logo Provides Life-Changing Camping Experiences for Children By Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver and founder of Victory Junction, a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical illnesses. This past spring, I set out on a 2,800-mile motorcycle ride with ... FULL STORY »

New Cup Crew Chief McCall Will Miss Racing Late Models At Martinsville

Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 2, 2014) – Matt McCall will have a different view for the STP 500 than what he’s accustomed to at Martinsville Speedway. For most of his racing career McCall has viewed the historic track through the windshield of ... FULL STORY »

RaceNote Launches New Motorsports Management Platform

RaceNote Logo "Revolutionary Product Released at PRI Meet & Greet" HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (December 1, 2014) - RaceNote, a motorsports management platform engineered for race teams, will launch their new professional race team management software at the upcoming Performance Racing Industry ... FULL STORY »

Speedway Children’s Charities Distributes More Than $400,000 to 64 Charities in Charlotte Region
no responses - Posted 12.01.14
CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2014) – Christmas time is here and the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) spent Monday afternoon spreading holiday cheer to 64 nonprofits in the Charlotte region, distributing more than $400,000 in grants during a special presentation at Charlotte Motor Speedway. More than 350 children ...FULL STORY »
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Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Lowe’s and Samsung Award Fourth Annual Team Up For Technology Grant
no responses - Posted 12.01.14
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2014) – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson announced this morning that Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North in Louisville, Kentucky is the recipient of the fourth annual Team Up for Technology grant. “Team Up For Technology is an amazing partnership between the Foundation, Samsung and ...FULL STORY »
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Comedian, Actor Jay Mohr To Host The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards
no responses - Posted 11.25.14
Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc And Nashville’s Lennon And Maisy To Perform DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) – The slogan is as recognizable as any: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But NASCAR will make an exception on Dec. 5 when it gives audiences a front row seat as Jay Mohr, ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Celebrates Champion’s Week in Las Vegas With First-Time Champion Kevin Harvick
no responses - Posted 11.25.14
Four-Day NASCAR Postseason Bash Returns with New Consumer Activations, Traditional Fan-Favorite Events DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) — After a season filled with exciting racing fueled by the revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ format, NASCAR will return to Las Vegas in December for its annual postseason celebration – ...FULL STORY »
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Re-Signs Richard Petty Motorsports Marketing
no responses - Posted 11.24.14
Team Will Manage Growth in "Fresh From Florida" Marketing Campaign CONCORD, N.C. (November 24, 2014) - The marketing arm of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the extension of their relationship with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. RPM will continue to develop and execute a fully-integrated motorsports marketing ...FULL STORY »
MIS Cares, the speedway’s charity arm, awarded a record $85,169 in cash donations to local charities through its grant program during the track’s annual Community Luncheon on Thursday. In addition MIS and its catering and concession partner Americrown donated or paid out an additional $617,863 to local charities and service groups through cash donations and work programs.
MIS Cares awards $85,169 in cash grants to local charities
no responses - Posted 11.20.14
Speedway donates nearly $775,000 in cash and contributions in 2014 BROOKLYN, Mich. (November 20, 2014) – The spirit of giving isn’t just a seasonal belief at Michigan International Speedway; it’s the racetrack’s way of doing business, giving back to the community while providing a valuable fund-raising platform for the community year-round. MIS ...FULL STORY »
Cheez-It 355 at the Glen
Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen in 2015
no responses - Posted 11.20.14
Cheez-It® returns as title sponsor for Watkins Glen International’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race WATKINS GLEN, NY (November 20, 2014) – Watkins Glen International and Kellogg Company announced Cheez-It® renews its place as the title sponsor of The Glen’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. WGI’s marquee event, Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen ...FULL STORY »
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No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Homestead-Miami Speedway
no responses - Posted 11.20.14
Daytona Beach, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2014) — The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This infraction is a P3 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the 2014 ...FULL STORY »

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