Apr 23

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – April 21 – 27, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo TOYOTA TITLES:  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races at Richmond International Raceway mark the second consecutive season of title sponsorship by Toyota at the three-quarter-mile Virginia track. Friday night’s NNS race will again carry the name  Toyota Care 250.  Saturday night’s NSCS race will also continue as the Toyota Owners 400.  Toyota also serves as the co-sponsor of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at California’s Sonoma Raceway.  CAMRYS CLAIM CHECKERS: Camry drivers have captured 64 wins on 22 different tracks since joining NSCS competition in 2007, and Toyota drivers have most frequently visited victory lane at Richmond International Raceway -- where they have claimed seven first-place trophies.  Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have combined for six victories at Richmond from 2009 through the 2012 ... FULL STORY »

Part-time anchorman Matt Kenseth hopes to BE story at Richmond
By NASCAR Wire Service

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Ford, looks on in the garage area during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway on January 10, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the time being, Matt Kenseth plans to keep his day job. But it's apparent that the former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is as comfortable with a microphone in his hand as a steering wheel. Staying classy throughout a guest appearance at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, Kenseth did more than sign autographs and take photos with fans within eyeshot of the Capital dome. He handled a wide-ranging Q & A with aplomb, then tried his hand at news broadcasting, doing his best Ron Burgundy imitation at the media museum's Anchorman exhibit. "I'm a big Will Ferrell fan," said Kenseth, who also spent nearly a half hour in a talk show setting at the Newseum's Knight Theater, tackling the questions ... FULL STORY »

Safety-Kleen Renews Official Partnership With NASCAR

NASCAR Green Logo One of the Founding Partners of NASCAR Green Continues As Official Environmental Services Supplier of NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 23, 2014) — NASCAR announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement to renew its official partnership with Safety-Kleen, and is among several companies renewing their commitment to ... FULL STORY »

Michigan International Speedway celebrates Earth Day every day

Michigan International Speedway Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (April 22, 2014) — When it comes to being green, Michigan International Speedway leads the way. The track is annually recognized for its ongoing environmental sustainability efforts throughout the year. The speedway has worked since 2008 with ... FULL STORY »

MadVapes Returns With Win-Tron Racing; Mason Mingus For Charlotte

No. 35 MadVapes Toyota Tundra MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (April 22, 2014) - - Officials from Win-Tron Racing announced today that MadVapes, one of the web’s largest and most popular electronic cigarette provider since 2009 will return as the primary marketing partner for Sunoco Rookie of ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski Racing Drivers, Crew Chiefs Pleased After First Day Of Charlotte Motor Speedway Test

Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) Logo CONCORD, N.C. (Apr. 22) - Brad Keselowski Racing wrapped up the first of a two-day intermediate test session Monday evening for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Drivers Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski ran ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Personality Joins GFW Board of Directors

Global Force Wrestling Logo NASHVILLE -- Global Force Wrestling is pleased to welcome former NASCAR driver and current Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Hermie Sadler to its Board of Directors. Sadler, who turns 45 later this week, is a lifelong wrestling fan who also has promoted ... FULL STORY »

Tribute to Past, Present, Future, and Fallen Linemen To Headline NASCAR Camping World Truck Series St. Louis Event

Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Logo NASCAR’s historic return to the new Gateway Motorsports Park to be known as the ‘Drivin’ for Linemen 200’ St. Louis Region, April 18, 2014 — Officials for Gateway Motorsports Park and MAKE Motorsports announced today that the NASCAR Camping World Truck ... FULL STORY »

Marcus Jadotte
NASCAR Executive Marcus Jadotte Leaving Organization
no responses - Posted 04.17.14
Jadotte to Serve as NASCAR Consultant for Multicultural Development; Teneo Strategy to Broaden NASCAR Public Affairs Capabilities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2014) – NASCAR announced today that Marcus Jadotte, vice president of public affairs and multicultural development, will be leaving the organization. Jadotte will serve as a consultant ...FULL STORY »
Martinsville (Va.) Speedway
Martinsville Speedway Infield Switches To ‘Fun Power’ For After-Prom Party
no responses - Posted 04.16.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (April 16, 2014) – Horsepower and Goodyear Eagle tires were replaced by music, games and all-night laughter in the infield of Martinsville Speedway last Saturday night. The infield was transformed into “The Stars Are Out In Central Park” for Martinsville High School’s After-Prom Party with almost 200 teenagers enjoying ...FULL STORY »
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DAYTONA Rising Creates Opportunities For Local Construction Firms, Welcomes New Families To Daytona Beach Area
no responses - Posted 04.15.14
Project Provides Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity For Design-Build Team DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a successful beginning to the 2014 motorsports event season, Daytona International Speedway is now ramping up construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. More than 65 Volusia County-based businesses have been involved in the DAYTONA Rising project ...FULL STORY »
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Lucas Oil Announced As Event Title Sponsor For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series At Chicagoland Speedway
no responses - Posted 04.15.14
Lucas Oil 225 Kicks Off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend Joliet, Ill. – April 15, 2014 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced Lucas Oil as the title sponsor of its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this September. The Lucas Oil 225 will hit the track for a ...FULL STORY »
Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile during today’s announcement . - Photo Credit: Harrelson Photography for Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor Its History and Shape Its Future
no responses - Posted 04.12.14
The Track “Too Tough To Tame” Embraces the Past, Present and Future of NASCAR  DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 12, 2014) – It all started in the fall of 1949, when a crisp breeze toyed with the loose soil of an old cotton field on the west side of rural Darlington, South Carolina.  Harold Brasington ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – April 7 – 13, 2014
no responses - Posted 04.09.14
GIBBS TOP-10s:  All three Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Camrys finished in the top-10 at South Carolina’s Darlington Raceway the past two seasons.  Last year, Matt Kenseth earned his first win at the historic ‘Lady in Black’ and was followed to the finish line by Denny Hamlin in the runner-up position, while Kyle Busch in sixth-place.  During the 2012 NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo
Daytona International Speedway Prepares To Take The Fan Experience to New Heights
no responses - Posted 04.04.14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project are back in full swing. During the next month, the Speedway will begin to install the infrastructure for the new escalators and vertical transportation. “Our new motorsports stadium will have the most escalators of any sports stadium ...FULL STORY »

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