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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 »

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona-2

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona-2

It was not the way anyone expected or wanted the race to end, but one fact cannot be denied: Aric Almirola is a winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He put the famed No. 43 back in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999, launching it right into the 2014 Chase during the process. Rain postponed the race from Saturday to Sunday afternoon, eventually forcing NASCAR officials to call the Coke Zero 400 only 112 laps into the ... 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 »

Menard Crashes in New Hamphire Test

Menard Crashes in New Hamphire Test

This week, Michael Waltrip Racing and Richard Childress Racing spent Tuesday and Wednesday testing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ahead of July 12th’s Camping World RV Sales 301. For most of the drivers, the test went fine. However, Paul Menard wasn’t so lucky. NASCAR.com is reporting that late in Wednesday’s session on track, Menard spun his No. 27 in Turn 2 and hit the wall on the driver’s side. Menard was uninjured in the crash, but reports from the track ... Read More »

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 »