Articles tagged ‘NASCAR’

Jan 26

NASCAR Talks Technology; Gibbs Welcomes Edwards; Speedway Rolls Out All-Star Entertainment

Joe Gibbs (left), owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at the Charlotte Convention Center on January 26, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images NASCAR TALKS CHASE SUCCESS, NEW TECHNOLOGY The 33rd annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom dropped the green flag on Monday afternoon with NASCAR officials taking the stage to make a series of announcements. NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France Jr. announced during his “State of the Sport” address that he was thrilled to build off the excitement and intensity of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. “The Chase was overwhelmingly popular (in 2014) with our most important stakeholder – the fans,” said France in front of a throng of media at the Charlotte Convention Center. “They like the fact that it tightened up competition, the drama down the stretch, the emphasis on winning. What they really liked ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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, or listening or Sirius XM radio.  We ... FULL STORY »

Ross Chastain Lands New Ride For 2015

NASCAR Driver Ross Chastain - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner While Ross Chastain found himself on the sidelines for much of the NASCAR season last year, has learned that the Alva, Florida native will be quite busy in 2015. Chastain will be announced as the new driver of the No. ... FULL STORY »

New Names Fill 2015 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Roster

NASCAR Drive for Diversity Six Drivers Will Compete In Diverse Driver Development Program DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Jan. 26, 2015) – NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading developmental platform for female and multicultural drivers and pit crew members, announced its 2015 class today. The program welcomes ... 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 »

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Martinsville Speedway’s Mike Smith Recognized for “Helping Others”
Posted 01.26.15
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 a positive experience. His hard work does not go unnoticed. Smith ...FULL STORY »
Dale Jarrett (Hall of Fame Speech) - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images
NBC Sports Group Adds Hall of Fame Driver Dale Jarrett to NASCAR Broadcast Team
Posted 01.26.15
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 Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Weatherly - Photo Credtt: Getty Images
No Joke: Weatherly Earns NASCAR’s Highest Honor
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 »
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NASCAR and NASCAR Team Properties Select Fanatics to Operate At-Track Merchandise Business
Posted 01.21.15
New At-Track Shopping Environment to Provide Fans with Convenience and Wide Selection of High-Quality NASCAR-Branded Merchandise DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2015) – NASCAR, NASCAR Team Properties (NTP) and Fanatics jointly announced today a 10-year agreement for the sport’s at-track merchandise business that will deliver fans an enhanced, experiential shopping ...FULL STORY »
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Brian Vickers Medically Cleared to Race in Early March
Posted 01.21.15
Scheduled to Make 2015 Sprint Cup Debut in Las Vegas CORNELIUS, N.C. – Doctors have medically cleared Brian Vickers to return to full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in early March, three months after corrective heart surgery. Vickers will make his season debut in the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for Michael ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and platinum-selling hip-hop artist, J. Cole on ESPN Magazine Music Cover
ESPN The Magazine’s Third Annual Music Issue Hits Newsstands Friday
Posted 01.20.15
Issue Features Two Special Covers with Athlete, Musician Pairings:  JJ Watt & Katy Perry,  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and J. Cole On the eve of Super Bowl – and the Grammys – ESPN The Magazine releases its third annual “Music Issue” with pages paying tribute to the converging worlds of sport and ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Green Flag Experience Ticket Holders Get To Hear From Dale Jr.
Posted 01.20.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2014) – The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited Martinsville Speedway he found himself in Victory Lane, taking home his first grandfather clock trophy. When the Diet Mountain Dew driver returns for the STP 500 on March 29, fans will be able to get an up-close look ...FULL STORY »
Wood Brothers Racing Documented in the Guinness Book of World Records for as Longest Active NASCAR Team
Wood Brothers Racing Officially Recognized as Longest Active NASCAR Team
Posted 01.20.15
Wood Brothers Racing has become something of a common face in NASCAR. Their consistent attendance year in and year out has possibly gone unnoticed to some, so one member of the family has set out to make sure the team’s founding fathers get the recognition they finally deserve for their unwavering ...FULL STORY »
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Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Introduces New Video Series Comparing Production Vehicle and Racing Technology
Posted 01.20.15
DEARBORN, Mich., January 20, 2015 — Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing is introducing a new series of 12 monthly videos titled “Motorcraft Minute with the Wood Brothers” on You Tube. The first installment is available today at Each of the 12 videos, which are approximately 3 minutes long and feature Motorcraft part ...FULL STORY »

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