Nov 20

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Announces More Than $550,000 in Grants in Partnership with Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Twelve Champions Grants Awarded to K-12 Public Schools in Jimmie and Chandra Johnson’s Hometowns CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra, announced today the recipients of the 2014 Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants. The grants, which are awarded to K-12 public and charter schools in Chandra and Jimmie Johnson’s respective hometowns of Muskogee, Oklahoma, El Cajon, California, and where they currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, totaled $556,623. “We are now in our sixth year of supporting public education, yet the enormous need continues to amaze us,” said Chandra Johnson.  “All of the applications were impressive.  It is exciting to read through them and learn about the new ... 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 »

LiftMaster partners with Hendrick Motorsports

2015 NSCS No 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS Three-Year Pact Includes Primary Sponsorship of Kasey Kahne CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when ... FULL STORY »

Stewart-Haas Racing Names Rex Stump Technical Director

Stewart-Haas Racing Logo KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Nov. 19, 2014) – Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, has hired Rex Stump as its technical director, effective immediately. Stump comes to Stewart-Haas Racing after an 18-year career at Hendrick Motorsports. There, he founded the ... FULL STORY »

Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities Distributes Nearly $300,000 to Youth Groups

Sonoma Raceway Logo SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2014) — Forty-eight Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $300,000 that was generated during the 2014 motor-racing season at Sonoma Raceway. The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the raceway’s charitable arm, raised ... FULL STORY »

Aric Almirola Nominated for Premios Univision Deportes Best Car Racing Performance Award

Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 United States Air Force Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 after the race was called for weather at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images The Inaugural Univision Sports Award Show Acknowledges Almirola's Accomplishments in 2014 CONCORD, N.C. (November 18, 2014) - Univision Deportes, the sport division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today that Cuban American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Goes Orange to Recognize World COPD Day

NASCAR Logo DRIVE4COPD and NASCAR Join Forces to Increase Awareness and Get Fans Screened DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014) – NASCAR® announced today on World COPD Day that it is joining the fight to help NASCAR fans with COPD breathe easier. Chronic obstructive ... FULL STORY »

FOX Sports 1 Airs Coverage of 2014 NASCAR Awards Ceremonies

FOX Sports 1 As buzz surrounding one of the most competitive and memorable championship runs in NASCAR history continues, FOX Sports 1 turns its attention to honoring the drivers and teams who played pivotal roles in the 2014 NASCAR season. FOX Sports 1 offers ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR driver and champion Kevin Harvick visits the Empire State Building on November 18, 2014 in New York City. - Photo Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images
Q&A with the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Kevin Harvick
no responses - Posted 11.19.14
An Interview With: KEVIN HARVICK            JENNIE LONG:  Good morning, everyone, and welcome to today's NASCAR teleconference with 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart‑Haas Racing.  Kevin clinched his first Sprint Cup Series title on Sunday at Homestead‑Miami Speedway after ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Petty Motorsports Ends A Season to Remember
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CONCORD, N.C. (November 19, 2014) - The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season concluded Sunday evening at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. For Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), it ends a season to remember. RPM earned its fifth win during the July 4 weekend when Aric Almirola put the No. 43 back into Victory Lane. ...FULL STORY »
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Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive Has New Look, Same Goals
no responses - Posted 11.19.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Nov. 19, 2015) – This year’s Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive will have a new look and feel, but the goal will remain the same: to brighten Christmas morning for as many children as possible in Martinsville and Henry County. The centerpieces of the 2014 toy drive will be five ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports Realigns No. 5 Team Personnel
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Francis Named Technical Director, Rodden Returns as Crew Chief CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2014) – In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and ...FULL STORY »
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Crew Member Suspended Due To Violation Of NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Kelly Johnson, a crew member (No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing's jackman)  in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. On Nov. 17, 2014, Johnson was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions ...FULL STORY »
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McCall Named Crew Chief for McMurray and the No. 1 Chevrolet
no responses - Posted 11.18.14
CONCORD, NC (Nov. 18, 2014) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that Matt McCall has been named crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team. McCall will assume the role effective immediately to prepare for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season. McCall joins ...FULL STORY »
ESPN’s Live NASCAR Race Coverage Takes Checkered Flag
no responses - Posted 11.18.14
After 28 years and 398 races, ESPN’s live telecasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing took the checkered flag Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the telecast of the 2014 season finale. Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. The race marked the end of ESPN’s eight-year contract with NASCAR, which began ...FULL STORY »
The Black Friday Blowout returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Nov. 28, offering fans the rare chance to drive on the famed 1.5-mile superspeedway. (CMS/Jonathan Coleman photo)
Black Friday’s Most Thrilling Family Moments are at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2014) - Black Friday 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will provide fans with great, one-day only discounts and deals on tickets, pit passes and merchandise during the biggest day-after-Thanksgiving event in racing. During the Black Friday sale at Charlotte Motor Speedway, bargain-hunting shoppers will be treated to ...FULL STORY »

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