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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 »

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 »

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 »

Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart Team Up in New Go Daddy Ad Campaign

Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart Team Up in New Go Daddy Ad Campaign

In a first for the web-hosting and domain registry brand, Go Daddy will begin to air a new TV spot this week featuring both brand celebrity spokeswoman, driver of the No. 10 Chevy SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Danica Patrick, and her boss, and team co-owner, three-time Champion, Tony Stewart. According to the report in USA Today the new ad stays consistent with the ‘new and improved’ brand positioning for Go Daddy, staying away from what ... Read More »

NASCAR Sees TV Viewership on the Decline

NASCAR Sees TV Viewership on the Decline

According to data collected by Sports Media Watch,  no NASCAR events have made the list of the top 50 sporting events this year for TV viewership, including this year’s Daytona 500 won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., which only saw 9.3 million viewers. Among the top 50, at the halfway point of the year, the Winter Olympics, NFL Super Bowl, Playoffs, and World Cup dominated the top spots. The Final Four, horse racing’s Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, and the NBA Finals ... Read More »

TriStar Motorsports Announces Sponsor for the No. 44 Toyota at Chicago

On Monday, TriStar Motorsports of the NASCAR Nationwide Series announced that Plan B Sales will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 44 Toyota Camry, driven by David Starr next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the EnjoyIllinois.com 300. Plan B Sales, based in Concord, NC is one of the largest re-sellers of Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel in motorsports. “We have a unique opportunity for the Chicago race in partnering with Plan B Sales and the members of ... Read More »

IMS Names Title Sponsor for Nationwide Series Race

Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Monday afternoon that the track has partnered with global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly and Company to become the title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The race, which now will be called the “Lilly Diabetes 250”, is a multi-year deal with Lilly and IMS. “We’re proud to announce that Lilly is providing the entitlement sponsorship for the Lilly Diabetes 250 Nationwide Series race at IMS. Lilly is an Indianapolis-based company recognized globally as a forerunner ... Read More »

After Victory for the No. 43, Richard Petty Motorsports to Remain with Ford

After Victory for the No. 43, Richard Petty Motorsports to Remain with Ford

Aric Almirola’s historic victory at Daytona on a rain-shortened Sunday for the Coke Zero 400 was monumental for more reasons than securing the No. 43’s first Sprint Cup victory since 1999. The win also was the third in a row for Ford, a manufacturer that had its struggles with speed earlier this season. Getting the No. 43 back to victory circle was huge, but so was getting Ford another victory this season, the first time they’ve had three in a ... Read More »

Athenian Motorsports to field NCWTS Team for John Wes Townley Remainder of ‘14

Athenian Motorsports to field NCWTS Team for John Wes Townley Remainder of ‘14

After it was first announced on Monday that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, John Wes Townley had parted ways with Wauters Motorsports, Townley will run the No. 05 fielded through Athenian Motorsports for the remainder of 2014. According to a statement released from Athenian Motorsports, Townley and the No. 05 truck will still have primary sponsor Zaxby’s onboard the machine, and will be entered into the upcoming American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race ... Read More »