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TV Ratings Down for Sprint Cup Indianapolis Race, Up for Nationwide

TV Ratings Down for Sprint Cup Indianapolis Race, Up for Nationwide

The TV broadcast of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway brought in a 3.4 U.S. Rating, averaging 5.196 million viewers. The viewership is down from the 2013 race, which boasted an average 5.46 million viewers. Indianapolis marked the biggest market with a rating of 15.0, which is up from 13.7 last year. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville were second nationally at 9.4 rating with North Carolina’s Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem market third nationally with an 8.7 rating. Charlotte and Richmond tied for fourth ... Read More »

NASCAR Not setting Sights on Taking Nationwide and Cup to Eldora

NASCAR Not setting Sights on Taking Nationwide and Cup to Eldora

Last week, riding on the success of another strong showing at Eldora Raceway for the Camping World Truck Series, Tony Stewart expressed interest in bringing the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series to Eldora in the future. While Stewart may have those hopes, NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell said discussions of those nature haven’t happened. “We haven’t had any discussions with Tony beyond that (truck race),” O’Donnell said per Sporting News. “I wouldn’t rule out looking at potential other venues ... Read More »

Hal Martin to Run Iowa Speedway for TriStar Motorsports

Hal Martin to Run Iowa Speedway for TriStar Motorsports

TriStar Motorsports announced on Monday that Hal Martin will be behind the wheel of the No. 44 American Custom Yachts Toyota Camry this weekend at Iowa Speedway. “It’s an honor to represent American Custom Yachts again this season behind the wheel of the No. 44 Toyota Camry for TriStar Motorsports,” Hal Martin said. “I can’t thank Mark and Kathy Smith enough for giving me another opportunity to drive for them. I am looking to build off of the experience I ... Read More »

Hermie Sadler to Make Two Nationwide Series Starts for TriStar Motorsports

Hermie Sadler to Make Two Nationwide Series Starts for TriStar Motorsports

TriStar Motosrprots announced that Hermie Sadler will drive the No. 19 Toyota Camry for TriStar Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22nd and at Richmond International Speedway on September 5th. It will marks the first Nationwide Series start for the FOX Sports 1 analyst since 2010. TriStar added that Virginia Lottery will serve as the primary sponsor for both races, promoting the Virginia Lottery’s “Let’s Play VA” events. “I am thankful to my friends at The Virginia Lottery and to ... Read More »

Maaco to Serve as Associate Sponsor for Jeff Gordon at Pocono Raceway

Maaco to Serve as Associate Sponsor for Jeff Gordon at Pocono Raceway

When Jeff Gordon takes to the Tricky Triangle this weekend, he will have Maaco on the rear quarter panels of his No. 24 Chevrolet SS as they will serve as an associate sponsor for the GoBowling.com 400. Gordon will have Axalta in the hood, as normal. Gordon is looking for his second straight victory after scoring the win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend for his fifth triumph on the famed track and 90th career victory. Gordon has visited ... Read More »

Jason White to Run Part Time Truck Series Schedule for NTS Motorsports

Jason White to Run Part Time Truck Series Schedule for NTS Motorsports

NTS Motorsports announced on Tuesday that Jason White will run a part time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, beginning with this weekend’s Pocono Mountains 125 on Saturday. “Jason is a great driver and always has an upbeat attitude and that is what we strive to build NTS Motorsports around,” NTS Motorsports Vice President of Operations Dwayne Gaulding said. “We had a few races still open and Jason was available. With Jason’s level of experience and the equipment that Jeff Hensley, ... Read More »

Denny Hamlin and No. 11 Team Penalized Following Indianapolis Race

Denny Hamlin and No. 11 Team Penalized Following Indianapolis Race

NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of Joe Gibbs Racing has been penalized for a rule infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend. NASCAR has suspended crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill for the next six races and placed both on probation for the next six months. Grubb has also been fined a total of $125,000. Hamlin will lose 75 championship drivers points, ... Read More »

Mobil 1 to sponsor Kevin Harvick at Pocono Raceway

Mobil 1 to sponsor Kevin Harvick at Pocono Raceway

ExxonMobil announced on Monday they’re expanding their partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing, adding another primary sponsorship race to their schedule. However, it’s not with Tony Stewart, who they back consistently as part of a multi-year deal with the No. 14 Chevrolet. Instead, they will be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 for the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3rd. “Kevin Harvick has had a brilliant year and is a strong contender to win the 2014 Sprint Cup ... Read More »

Report: Costs Around $1.5 million Per Race Weekend for Four-Car Team

Report: Costs Around $1.5 million Per Race Weekend for Four-Car Team

Late last month, Sports Business Daily writer Tripp Mickle followed Stewart-Haas Racing for the Kentucky Speedway race weekend to determine the cost of being a competitive race team in the Sprint Cup Series. The findings are startling, to say the least. Team expenses including flights, hotels, pit box transport, food, drinks and other expenses total up to $125,181. Competitive expenses such as the racecar, labor, tires, credentials and entry free total up to around $1,434,654. “Over the course of three days ... Read More »

Nationwide Series Sponsors: Larson welcomes Nashville Outlaws; Harvick reunites with Jimmy John’s

Nationwide Series Sponsors: Larson welcomes Nashville Outlaws; Harvick reunites with Jimmy John’s

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that a new Big Machine Records album, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue, will adorn the quarter panels of Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports in this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The new CD will feature some of country’s biggest stars, such as Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore and Darius Rucker as they perform a slew of Motley Crue tunes. “The car looks really cool, and ... Read More »