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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 »

Zing Zang Bloody Mary to sponsor Reed Sorenson for Four Races

Zing Zang Bloody Mary to sponsor Reed Sorenson for Four Races

Tommy Baldwin Racing announced on Tuesday that Zing Zang Bloody Mary will be on Reed Sorenson’s No. 36 Chevrolet for first time this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I am happy that we were able to create this partnership with Zing Zang,” team owner Tommy Baldwin commented. “I believe that it will be good for TBR, as well as the sport, and Zing Zang. We are going to give it our all this weekend at Indy, and hopefully create a ... Read More »

Brian France Comments on RTA, 2015 Schedule

Brian France Comments on RTA, 2015 Schedule

On Monday, Brian France was a guest on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody. On the show, France said that he anticipates small changes to the 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule when it is released later this year in September. “There’s not going to be a dramatic change but there may be some things that are a little different,” France said. “That’s not unusual. You come back to moving dates around and whatever else, we don’t do a lot of ... Read More »

New Crew Chief for Mason Mingus, Starting With Eldora

New Crew Chief for Mason Mingus, Starting With Eldora

Per his Twitter account, Camping World Truck Series driver Mason Mingus confirmed that Tripp Bruce will be on the pit box for the No. 35 Toyota, beginning at Eldora Speedway this weekend. Up until the announcement, Bruce had been serving as the crew chief for Frank Kimmel in the ARCA Racing Series. WinTron Racing has announced that, essentially, Bruce and Mark Rette will swap spots, with Rette taking over as Kimmel’s crew chief. The news first broke when Mingus retweeted Catchfence.com’s ... 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 »

RTA To Speak to NASCAR via Lawyers Only

Last Monday, the creation of the Race Team Alliance (RTA) was announced.  It was said to be a way for owners to band together to lower the prices for essentials for their operations (plane tickets, rental cars, hotel rooms, materials, etc.).  However, it already appears to be involving into more than that. NASCAR President Mike Helton stressed during a media availability last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that NASCAR has no animosity towards the RTA and reinforced the idea ... Read More »

NASCAR to Test Potential 2015 Rule Changes at Michigan

MRN’s Dustin Long is reporting that NASCAR has scheduled an open test at Michigan International Speedway for August 18th, the day after the Sprint Cup Series’ Pure Michigan 400. The goal will be to evaluate potential changes to the rules ahead of next season. According to a statement from NASCAR, the test is just another step in the ongoing evolution of technical regulations. “The test at Michigan International Speedway will be a great opportunity to gather more information, help us ... Read More »