Wednesday , October 1 2014
Home / FSNewsletter (page 2)

FSNewsletter

NASCAR Exploring Possible Changes to ‘Souvenir Row’ at Tracks

As originally reported by Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Business Daily, NASCAR is currently evaluating making changes to the merchandise and shopping experience at tracks nationwide. For decades, fans have flocked to ‘Souvenir Row’ at the tracks they visit and purchased their favorite driver’s newest gear from the side of a hauler painted to look like the same transporter that is carrying the Sprint Cup car of that driver. This almost iconic part of race weekends may ... Read More »

MWR & RCR Sprint Cup Teams Will Test at New Hampshire Tuesday and Wednesday

MWR & RCR Sprint Cup Teams Will Test at New Hampshire Tuesday and Wednesday

The NASCAR Sprint Cup teams at both Michael Waltrip Racing and Richard Childress Racing are testing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH today and tomorrow in preparation for next week’s Camping World RV Sales 301. Brian Vickers and the No. 55 Toyota are defending race winners, and are still looking for the team’s first win of the season, making this trip to New England an important one. The other drivers for MWR have had success at the ‘Magic ... Read More »

Top News 6.27.14

Wallace to Return to Nationwide Series at Daytona Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday that Darrell Wallace Jr. will return to the seat of the #20 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca Cola  on July 4th. The start at the world center of racing will mark Wallace’s second Nationwide Series start of the 2014 season. Wallace made his season debut at Talladega in May, where he started third behind his JGR teammates Sam ... Read More »

Home Depot to Leave NASCAR, Gibbs After 2014 Season

Home Depot to Leave NASCAR, Gibbs After 2014 Season

As first reported on Monday by Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal’s Sport Business Daily, longtime NASCAR sponsor, The Home Depot will be leaving the sport after their contract expires with Joe Gibbs Racing for sponsorship of their No. 20 Toyota Camry at the end of this season. Home Depot, which splits the primary sponsorship of the No. 20 car with retailer Dollar General, only had the brand on the hood of the race car for 11 out of 38 ... Read More »

Great Racing at Michigan – It’s All a Matter of Perception

Great Racing at Michigan – It’s All a Matter of Perception

There’s been many a year where I’ve teetered on the see-saw of loving or merely dismissing the racing at Michigan. In decades past, horsepower and engine durability was king at this two-mile track.  With a wide racing surface combined with high banks, drivers could almost hold the pedal down all the way around. Who would win?  It wasn’t so much a who as a what. Whichever engine did not detonate was a fairly safe answer. For the past few years, life has ... Read More »

Pay-Per-View vs. a Highlight Reel: Fixing FOX’s Terrible Coverage

Which would you rather have, four hours of uninterrupted NASCAR race coverage or a one hour highlight reel? That’s a tough question these days. One I used to be able to answer unequivocally. Why would I want the Sprint Cup Series to go pay-per-view? Well, when FOX cuts to commercial every five minutes, regardless of what is happening on the track, I start to give the idea of paying to actually watch the race I gave my Sunday away for ... Read More »

Underdogs for NL

Never Fear, the Underdogs are Here: Richmond I Edition by Amy Henderson Editor’s Note: This year, we’re going to switch things up a little bit. Instead of just focusing upon one underdog (or underreported) car in the Secret Star section, we will point out three smaller teams that put up good finishes each week. Underdog Selection No. 1: David Ragan for Front Row Motorsports; started 19th, finished 1st Just one week after cracking the top 20 for the first time ... Read More »

Dega Folio

This Sunday, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the first of two visits to the 2.66-mile oval. The Aaron’s 499 will be broadcast live on May 5th at 1:00 PM ET on Fox. The race can also be heard on your local MRN affiliate or SiriusXM Channel 90. Drivers will compete for 188 laps (500.08 miles) en route to the checkered flag. Records and Facts Bill Elliott set the qualifying record on April 30, 1987 with a ... Read More »

Keepin’ it Short – Where the rubber meets the dirt

The technical inspection process in short track racing can be as extensive as a complete autopsy or as casual as a wink and a wave. One thing is for certain: the more the purse money goes up, the more thorough the inspection process. In the world of dirt racing, most of the tech inspections involve weighing the car unless someone protests the winner. However, once the winner takes home more than $10,000, the tires also become a target of post ... Read More »

What’s Vexing Vito – Penske Penalty, Gibbs Glib, and Hope for Hamlin

What’s Vexing Vito – Penske Penalty, Gibbs Glib, and Hope for Hamlin

Penske Racing lost its appeal on Wednesday to drop or at least reduce the penalty assessed to the No. 2 and 22 teams, following unproved rear end housings discovered in pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. Following the decision today, they are appealing to John Middlebrook, chief appellate office of NASCAR. The final appeal will be made on May 7th, so the Penske teams will remain intact through Talladega this weekend. “I can’t make any comments, it’s clear we have ... Read More »