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Jan 14
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Daytona International Speedway Holds First Ever Escalator Duel To Officially Activate New Vertical Transportation

NASCAR Driver Austin Dillon and NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Compete In Race to the Top of New 150-Foot Grandstand NASCAR Driver Austin Dillon and NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Compete In Race to the Top of New 150-Foot Grandstand DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – To officially activate the new vertical transportation associated with its $400 million DAYTONA Rising project, Daytona International Speedway today held the first ever DAYTONA Rising Escalator Duel. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Richard Childress Racing driver, Austin Dillon, and his NASCAR team owner, Richard Childress, raced to the top of the new 150-foot grandstand using the stairs and escalators, respectively. Leveraging the fast and convenient escalators, Childress easily captured the win. As part of their race to the top, Dillon and Childress completed a series of “pit stops” related to the Speedway’s new amenities. After beginning the race near ... FULL STORY »

Brett Moffitt Hopes To Own Atlanta Opportunity
By Chris Knight

2014 NSCS Driver Brett Moffitt (MWR) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Brett Moffit doesn’t get a lot of opportunities to drive nowadays, but two weeks ago he learned that his biggest opportunity yet is nearly a month away. During the 33rd annual Media Tour, Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Michael Waltrip announced that their development driver earned the opportunity to drive the No. 55 Aarons Toyota at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1. Moffitt will sub for Brian Vickers who has been medically cleared to return to competition at Las Vegas Motor Speedway following heart surgery this offseason. The chance is huge for Moffitt, the former NASCAR K&N Pro Series standout and undoubtedly (he) plans to make the best of it. “I’m thankful this day is here,” Moffitt explained having to keep the announcement silent ... FULL STORY »

Texas Motor Speedway Receives Two Awards At Annual NASCAR Summit In North Carolina

Dr. Robert Genzel (L) with NASCAR Medical Liaisons Director Lori Sheppard.  (Photo Credit: Scott Hunter) FORT WORTH, Texas (January 13, 2015) - Texas Motor Speedway was one of only two tracks to earn multiple awards for outstanding service during the 2014 season at the annual NASCAR Summit in Concord, N.C., NASCAR officials announced Tuesday. Texas Motor ... FULL STORY »

Richmond International Raceway Fire Chief Honored by NASCAR

Richmond International Raceway Logo Donald “Doc” Jernigan Receives Excellence in Track Services Award Richmond’s own, Donald “Doc” Jernigan, received one of the most prestigious awards from NASCAR earlier today at the sanctioning body’s annual Summit for medical, safety, security and track services personnel. A record ... FULL STORY »

Maverick Helicopters Offers Fans Exclusive Flight Packages for 2015 NASCAR Weekend, March 6 – 8

Maverick Helicopters LAS VEGAS — Maverick Helicopters offers race enthusiasts, drivers and race teams a chance to enhance their 2015 NASCAR Weekend experience with VIP helicopter transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8. As the event’s ... FULL STORY »

Gilliland and Love’s Travel Stops Return to Front Row Motorsports for 2015

NSCS Driver David Gilliland (Love's Travel Stops) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Successful Partnership Expands to 18 Races STATESVILLE, N.C. (January 13, 2015) - David Gilliland will return to Front Row Motorsports in 2015, and his No. 38 Ford will carry the colors of Love's Travel Stops for an expanded 18 races. The ... FULL STORY »

Kentucky Speedway Track Services Team Honored By NASCAR

L to R = Mike Helton, NASCAR President; Mike Phillips, Director, NASCAR Track Services; Tony Morgan, Fire and Safety Manager, Kentucky Speedway; David Hoots, Managing Event Director, NASCAR Race Services (Photo Credit: Scott Hunter / NASCAR) Sparta, Ky. – At the annual NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, Kentucky Speedway’s track services team has been honored with the 2014 Track Services Mission Award. The NASCAR Summit brings together track medical, safety, security and track services ... FULL STORY »

Phoenix Int’l Raceway Launches Fan-Focused Website Redesign

Phoenix International Raceway Logo (PHOENIX) – In an effort to enrich communication with fans, Phoenix International Raceway launched a new design for its website, PhoenixRaceway.com, to kick off the 2015 season. Featuring a data-driven, more engaging user experience, the new site includes a crisp, ... FULL STORY »



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NASCAR Recognizes Kansas Speedway’s Medical Director At Annual NASCAR Racing Operations Summit
no responses - Posted 01.13.15
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Jan. 13, 2015) – Dr. Dennis Allin, who currently serves as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital, has been awarded with NASCAR’s Medical Director Award for 2014. “It’s probably obvious, but in racing, there is nothing more important than the safety ...FULL STORY »
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Record-Setting Attendance At NASCAR Summit Signals Start Of 2015 Season
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Industry’s Medical, Security, and Track Services Personnel Gather For Annual Pre-Season Preparation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2015) – What began more than a decade ago in early January as a small gathering of medical, safety, security and track services personnel to share best practices and prepare for the coming ...FULL STORY »
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Speedway Benefits to Host Northeast Promoter’s Workshop with Key Note Speaker Kenny Wallace
no responses - Posted 01.13.15
January 13, 2015 (Charlotte, NC): Just 6 weeks after its popular promoter’s conference at PRI-Indy, Speedway Benefits is headed to the northeast. They will present a half day promoters workshop featuring NASCAR and short track great, Kenny Wallace, at The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Trade Show, Saturday, January ...FULL STORY »
rendering of the TaxACT-sponsored Chevrolets Danica Patrick will race in 2015
TaxACT® Partners with Stewart-Haas Racing
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Will Join GoDaddy as Co-Primary Sponsor of No. 10 Team and Danica Patrick in Sprint Unlimited at Daytona; Will Also Serve as Primary Sponsor of No. 10 Team and Patrick at Upcoming Martinsville Race KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2015) – TaxACT, the critically-acclaimed leader of affordable tax preparation solutions, has partnered with ...FULL STORY »
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Martinsville Speedway Offers High Level Of Action For Small Price
no responses - Posted 01.13.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Jan. 12 2014) – The first short-track race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, comes with an amazingly high excitement level and at an equally amazing low price. Tickets for the STP 500 begin at just $45 and ...FULL STORY »
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Enjoy 4 Days Of NASCAR Action Feb. 26-March 1 At Atlanta Motor Speedway For $84
no responses - Posted 01.13.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2015) – Race fans attending the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway can now enjoy four days of on-track NASCAR action for just $84. Atlanta Motor Speedway’s high-speed weekend kicks off with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open team test on Thursday, Feb. ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day Returns to the NASCAR Hall Of Fame
no responses - Posted 01.12.15
Free Admission To NASCAR Hall of Fame For All Fans On Jan. 31 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2015) – For the second straight year, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will open its doors for FREE for NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day. On Saturday, Jan. 31, fans will have free access ...FULL STORY »
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JJ Yeley Heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 29th Running of the Chili Bowl Nationals
no responses - Posted 01.11.15
(Mooresville, NC) - JJ Yeley is headed off to compete in the 29th running of the Chili Bowl Nationals, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Practice kicks off on Monday January 12th, with the main event being scheduled for Saturday January 17th. Joining Yeley in his No. 1ST Toyota Midget is teammates Ryan ...FULL STORY »


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