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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 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 »

Joe Gibbs Racing Expected to Announce Carl Edwards as Fourth Driver on Tuesday

Joe Gibbs Racing Expected to Announce Carl Edwards as Fourth Driver on Tuesday

In what the race team is calling an “unprecedented announcement [that] will have impact across four NASCAR racing series”, Joe Gibbs Racing will hold a press conference at the team’s Huntersville, North Carolina race shop Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ET. According to Motorsport.com., the much anticipated announcement will be to name veteran driver Carl Edwards as a fourth driver for Joe Gibbs Racing. Perhaps the worst kept secret in racing, the only official announce that has been made at this ... Read More »

Fox Sports 1 Airing ‘Lost’ Tim Richmond Interview

Fox Sports 1 Airing ‘Lost’ Tim Richmond Interview

A never-before-seen interview with late NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tim Richmond will be aired on FOX Sports 1 during NASCAR Race Hub on this Wednesday night (Aug. 13) at 5 p.m. ET. The interview, dubbed “At a Crossroads: The Lost Tim Richmond Interview,” is from January 1987, and features famed broadcaster Ken Squier in a one-on-one with Richmond from the driver’s home in Ohio shortly after Richmond announced that he would miss the 1987 Daytona 500 due to his ... Read More »

Rumors of Carl Edwards’ Move to Joe Gibbs Racing Continue to Heat Up

Rumors of Carl Edwards’ Move to Joe Gibbs Racing Continue to Heat Up

Changes may be taking place at Joe Gibbs Racing in preparation for the addition of a fourth team with Carl Edwards behind the wheel in 2015. According to a report from Motorsport.com, speculation is that Darian Grubb, Denny Hamlin‘s current crew chief who is currently suspended for rules violations, may be sent to head up the new team with Edwards. “They’re trying to put together the race teams and everything but I haven’t noticed anything being different for us,” Hamlin ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas: Still No Decision on Tony Stewart Running Michigan

Stewart-Haas: Still No Decision on Tony Stewart Running Michigan

Will Tony Stewart race at Michigan International Speedway this weekend? He’s on the entry list, but at this moment there’s no clear word on a decision. According to a report from USA Today, Stewart-Haas Racing has noted that there is no current timeline for when Stewart might make a decision to compete this upcoming weekend in the Pure Michigan 400 “The decision to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Michigan will be Tony’s, and he will ... Read More »

Five Points to Ponder: Martin’s Impact, The Glen, and Looking Ahead to ‘15

Five Points to Ponder: Martin’s Impact, The Glen, and Looking Ahead to ‘15

ONE: Will Dale Earnhardt, Jr. remain strong this season? Fresh off the No. 88 team’s sweep of Pocono, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and outgoing crew chief, Steve Letarte seem to be “firing on all eight cylinders” as Junior stated after their victory at the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. But the question remains, with five races to go until the chase, then the grueling ten-race finish of the new Sprint Cup Chase format, will Dale, Jr. be able to ... Read More »

Five Points to Ponder: Rookie Magic Turned Tricky Triangle

Five Points to Ponder: Rookie Magic Turned Tricky Triangle

ONE: What Does a Fifth Brickyard Victory Mean for Jeff Gordon? After winning four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, 90 career victories (third all-time), 445 top-10 finishes, three Daytona 500 victories and now a fifth career win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (the most all-time on the oval at IMS), what does the win on Sunday really mean for the 42-year-old driver? Gordon has made it clear that time is certainly against him and that retirement is getting closer and closer, even ... Read More »

Changes and Notes for 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic This Wednesday Night

Changes and Notes for 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic This Wednesday Night

John Hunter Nemechek confirmed to Frontstretch.com via Twitter on Monday, the 17 year-old driver will have sponsorship from the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas on his No. 8 Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt at Eldora Speedway this Wednesday night. Nemechek is currently 24th in the points standings through just four Truck Series starts this season where he has posted two top-ten finishes. Also, via Twitter on Monday, Ryan Ellis ... Read More »