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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.
NASCAR to Release 2015 Rules Package This Week

NASCAR to Release 2015 Rules Package This Week

Changes are coming to the sport of stock car racing – and don’t expect it to be bigger engines. According to a report by Motorsport.com, the sanctioning body will release the new rules package for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season this Tuesday (Sept. 23). Expected changes in the new rules package include such major items as a reduction to the height of the rear spoiler of the Toyota Camry, Chevy SS and Ford Fusion racecars, as well as ... Read More »

Joey Logano Blows Engine in Chicagoland’s Final Laps

Joey Logano Blows Engine in Chicagoland’s Final Laps

Joey Logano and the No. 22 team gave another meaning to “blowing up” the race when they finished Sunday’s MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. With only six laps to go, a windshield tear-off was trapped on the front grill of Logano’s Ford Fusion, leading to airflow being restricted to the radiator and his race engine basically overheating. “We hit a piece of debris with about five to go… I say ‘piece,’ but it was huge. I think it was a ... Read More »

Tires Reportedly Stolen from Brian Vickers, Ryan Truex Teams

Tires Reportedly Stolen from Brian Vickers, Ryan Truex Teams

It’s a mystery that could go unsolved. This past weekend on Saturday night after the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, multiple tires were mysteriously swiped from two Sprint Cup teams in the garage area. According to a report by Motorsport.com tires were taken from the No. 55 Toyota of Brian Vickers for Michael Waltrip Racing and from the No. 83 Toyota of Ryan Truex and BK Racing. Tires that were taken from ... Read More »

‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

The Chase for the Sprint Cup will bring new changes to NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR block. Each Monday during the Chase, the broadcast of NASCAR America, the network’s NASCAR news and commentary TV series, will be aired in a special, expanded 60-minute edition. The expanded show will start with today’s airing (Sept. 8) at 4:30 p.m. ET. In addition to its new coverage as part of the Chase, the network will also debut a special one-hour NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase show highlighting each ... Read More »

Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

Richard Petty Motorsports may have to find a new driver in the No. 9 Ford, come 2015 if Marcos Ambrose leaves for Australia. But there’s one thing we now know for sure: no matter who drives their second Sprint Cup car, more sponsorship is needed by February. According to a report from Lee Spencer of Motorsport.com, Stanley Tools announced internally last week that the brand will become a primary sponsor of the No. 19 Toyota Camry of Carl Edwards  in ... Read More »

Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

Carl Edwards isn’t the only member of Roush-Fenway Racing and the No. 99 Ford who will leave after the 2014 season. Reportedly, crew chief Jimmy Fennig will also depart from his spot on the top of the pit box at the conclusion of the 2014 season. According to the original report from Fox Sports, the 28-year veteran crew chief will step aside after the end of this NASCAR Sprint Cup season. It is speculated that Fennig would likely assume a ... Read More »

Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

Roush-Fenway Racing has announced the multi-year renewal of a relationship with team partner Fifth Third Bank as a primary sponsor of the No. 17 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The sponsorship renewal with the No. 17 car driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will continue the partnership with the Cincinnati, Ohio-based bank and Roush-Fenway Racing through 2017. “We are really thrilled to have Fifth Third Bank back with us next season,” Stenhouse said in a statement. “It has ... Read More »

NASCAR Xfinity Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

NASCAR Xfinity Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

NASCAR has announced that “a historic national series entitlement sponsorship” will be officially announced to media and fans on Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. ET. The event will air live on NASCAR.com. The announcement will be made by NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., and will also feature remarks from NASCAR President Mike Helton, COO Brent Dewar and officials from the new sponsor. In a much-reported deal, the announcement will entail ... Read More »

Ernie Cope Will Be Chase Elliott’s Crew Chief in 2015

Ernie Cope Will Be Chase Elliott’s Crew Chief in 2015

As NASCAR Nationwide Series standout Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives part ways after this season, JR Motorsports announced on Monday that veteran Ernie Cope will fill the role in 2015. Cope, 45, is currently the crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camero in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, and has worked with some of the sport’s top drivers over his 12 year career including Elliott Sadler, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, and even Chase’s father, ... Read More »

Comcast and NASCAR Close to Deal

Comcast and NASCAR Close to Deal

Could Comcast’s Xfinity be the next title sponsor of NASCAR’s secondary developmental series in 2015 and beyond? According to a report from Sports Business Journal’s Tripp Mickle, the contract negotiations between the cable TV, internet and phone provider, and NASCAR are progressing rapidly. The potential deal would lock-in Xfinity to a five or six year contract, worth over $100 million, and paying NASCAR around $9 million in both rights fees, as well as media and brand activation in the first ... Read More »