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Greg Davis
Greg is a Frontstretch rookie in 2014, filling in for various columnists while contributing to our free e-newsletter weekly as a news reporter. Armed with an extensive marketing background, Greg focuses on the business side of racing and how financial partnerships are affecting the sport. He and his family reside in southern Connecticut.

Rockingham Speedway Will Again Be Sold

After a turbulent decade for one of NASCAR’s legendary tracks built in 1965, ‘Rockingham ‘The Rock’ Speedway is being put on the selling block for a second time. The current ownership group of the 34,500 seat, 1 mile, D-shaped oval racing facility, headed up by co-owner, Andy Hillenburg ran into some financial issues in recent years, and reportedly owse over $4 million in back taxes and on bank notes. Hillenburg will stage an auction for the track, which he agreed ... Read More »

Blake Koch Gets Sponsorship from Celsius, Flo Rida for Nationwide Homestead Race Next Month

Blake Koch Gets Sponsorship from Celsius, Flo Rida for Nationwide Homestead Race Next Month

For the season finale of the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Miami, Fla., TriStar Motorsports will have a hometown boy behind the wheel of its No. 44 Toyota Camry. West Palm Beach, Fla., native Blake Koch will drive the No. 44 entry for TriStar during the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Nov. 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In an announcement by TriStar, Koch will have sponsorship by Celsius, and Grammy award winning recording artist Flo Rida. The pair will be promoting Flo Rida’s ... Read More »

Richard Petty Motorsports to Move Headquarters

Richard Petty Motorsports to Move Headquarters

Richard Petty Motorsports will make a big move very soon. The owner of the Nos. 9 and 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, as well as the No. 43 Nationwide team,  will reportedly move its race shop at the conclusion of the 2014 season to Mooresville, N.C. Originally reported in the Charlotte Observer and confirmed and updated by RPM, the organization was in the process of searching for a new location because its current building in Concord, N.C., was recently ... Read More »

Teams Set to Test This Week at Phoenix

Teams Set to Test This Week at Phoenix

Sprint Cup teams are trying to prep themselves for the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the desert of Arizona this week. Eleven Sprint Cup drivers and one Camping World Truck Series entry (the No. 00 of Cole Custer) will take to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as they prepare for the tail end of the season race, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, on Sunday, Nov. 9. ... Read More »

Joey Logano, Rockwell Watches Announce Partnership

Joey Logano, Rockwell Watches Announce Partnership

Could Sliced Bread be the new NASCAR sponsorship “it” man? Current NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup standings leader Joey Logano will partner with timepiece brand Rockwell Watches. Logano joins Rockwell’s roster of athletes representing the watch brand in the extreme sports. He becomes the brand’s first NASCAR-affiliated driver. “I’m thrilled to become a part of the Rockwell Team,” Logano said in a release. “I’ve always been a big fan of their watches and they really fit my style. I’m ... Read More »

Dover International Speedway to Remove Nearly 20,000 Seats

Dover International Speedway to Remove Nearly 20,000 Seats

It looks like the Monster Mile is the latest to join the list of race tracks cutting down on total number of seats. According to a report originally in the Delaware State News, the turns 2 and 3 grandstands at Dover International Speedway are currently being removed, due to a declining need for spectator seating for events, including NASCAR racing, at the 45-year-old facility. In total, the track says it will remove 17,500 aluminum seats as part of a multiphase ... Read More »

Michael Waltrip to Run K&N Pro Series West Race This Weekend

Michael Waltrip to Run K&N Pro Series West Race This Weekend

Michael Waltrip will make a rare appearance behind the wheel of a car this week. The Michael Waltrip Racing owner and current Dancing with the Stars contestant will run the K&N Pro Series West’s NAPA Toyota 150 this coming Saturday at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. Waltrip will drive an entry from Bill McAnally Racing with cleaning brand Green1 onboard as primary sponsor. “I am looking forward to heading to the West Coast to pilot the Green1 BMR Toyota, ... Read More »

Crew Chief Changes Reportedly Coming to Joe Gibbs Racing

Crew Chief Changes Reportedly Coming to Joe Gibbs Racing

Could a major change in Crew Chiefs be happening with the No. 18 of Kyle Busch at Joe Gibbs Racing? According to multiple sources inside the JGR camp, Kyle Busch and longtime crew chief Dave Rogers will part ways at the conclusion of the 2014 season, as reported by Godfather Motorsports. The coming move has been kept silent, and as reported, was disclosed to the team at Joe Gibbs Racing last Tuesday. Not only will Rogers and the No. 18 ... Read More »

Go FAS Racing Adds LeafFilter as Charlotte Sponsor

Go FAS Racing Adds LeafFilter as Charlotte Sponsor

A new sponsor to the sport will don the hood of the No. 32 Ford for Go FAS Racing this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. According to a release from the team, LeafFilter, an Ohio-based retailer and installer of home gutter rain guards, will join Go FAS for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte on Oct. 11. “We are happy to announce our partnership with Go Green Racing and to sponsor the No. 32 car for the first time,” ... Read More »

Australian-Owned Roo Motorsports Entering NASCAR with Scott Saunders

Australian-Owned Roo Motorsports Entering NASCAR with Scott Saunders

As one Australian leaves the sport of NASCAR, another Australian — or, at least, an Australian venture — is set to join it. Roo Motorsports, a new Australian-based team, plans to join the ranks of NASCAR in the Camping World Truck and Nationwide series. According to WBTV in Charlotte, the team will soon announce that it will formally set up its headquarters in Salisbury, N.C., to field a Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as a car in what will be come ... Read More »