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NASCAR Hall of Fame Unveils New Rockin’ and Racin’ Exhibit Today

NASCAR Hall of Fame Unveils New Rockin’ and Racin’ Exhibit Today

A new exhibit launches at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, NC today. “Rockin & Racin’” makes its debut at the Hall, as the exhibit explores the relationship between music – whether it be rock, rap or country – and the sport of NASCAR over the years. The special exhibit will take a look at music in the sport, from those who have used NASCAR sponsorships to promote it, to performances at the track and more. The exhibit ... Read More »

ESPN Cancels NASCAR Now

ESPN Cancels NASCAR Now

Announced Monday, ESPN has canceled their weekday, 30-minute NASCAR program NASCAR Now which has run on the network since 2007. ESPN, which is ending its deal to televise the NASCAR Nationwide Series and select Sprint Cup races at the end of the 2014 season, is now left with no NASCAR-specific programming. For the past couple of seasons, NASCAR Now has aired in the early AM hours, without a fixed time slot, making it very difficult to generate a regular audience. “We will continue to present ... 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 »

Toyota Re-ups Sponsorship of Sonoma Raceway

Toyota Re-ups Sponsorship of Sonoma Raceway

On Wednesday, Sonoma Raceway announced that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and the Northern California Toyota Dealers have signed a multi-year contract extension that will see Toyota continue their co-sponsorship of the Sprint Cup Series’ Toyota/Save Mart 350k at Sonoma Raceway through at least 2017.Track General Manager Steve Page is very happy to have Toyota continue their relationship with the track. “We could not be more proud of our association with the Toyota brand, their terrific lineup of cars and trucks ... Read More »

Said Returns to Go FAS Racing for Sonoma; 7-Eleven and AmeriGas to Sponsor

Said Returns to Go FAS Racing for Sonoma; 7-Eleven and AmeriGas to Sponsor

Go FAS Racing announced on Wednesday that 51-year old Boris Said, currently a full-time racer in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class for Marsh Racing, will drive the team’s No. 32 Ford in this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k.  Sponsorship will be provided by a combination of 7-Eleven and AmeriGas.For Said, he’s happy to be back in a Sprint Cup car and back with 7-Eleven.“I’m thrilled to be back in a car sponsored by 7-Eleven,” Said proclaimed in a press release.  “We ... Read More »

Four Sprint Cup Series Drivers to run K&N Pro Series West Sonoma Event

Four Sprint Cup Series Drivers to run K&N Pro Series West Sonoma Event

With the intention of trying to gain more experience before this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway, four Sprint Cup Series drivers will be running the Saturday K&N Pro Series West event at the winding road course before the main event on Sunday. Sprint Cup Series Rookie Of The Year contenders Justin Allgaier, Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson and Michael Annett are all running the event, as well as 2013 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Ricky Stenhouse ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Wrecks During Indianapolis Tire Test

Tony Stewart Wrecks During Indianapolis Tire Test

In a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Tony Stewart crashed as a result of what was believed to be a cut tire. Stewart was uninjured in the crash, according to a local CBS affiliate, even though he did speak with medical personnel on site. The test itself was closed to the media.   Stewart’s crash occurred during a two-day tire test where he was one of six drivers participating. Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and ... Read More »

Panasonic To Sponsor Jeff Gordon In Two Races In 2014

Panasonic To Sponsor Jeff Gordon In Two Races In 2014

For the next three seasons, Panasonic will sponsor the No. 24 team driven by Jeff Gordon in at least two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. For 2014, those two races will be this weekend’s event at Sonoma Raceway and the August 31st event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Though Panasonic has been a technology partner with Hendrick Motorsports since 2007, this will be the first time Panasonic has had a presence on one of the team’s stock cars. “We’re looking forward ... Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces New Nationwide Series Driver for JR Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces New Nationwide Series Driver for JR Motorsports

The driver that once bragged he had never posted on Twitter, recently made an announcement on the social media platform regarding a debut driver for his Nationwide Series team in August.   Announcing @joshberry will drive his 1st @NASCAR_NNS race @iowaspeedway in August with @JRMotorsports. #CongratsJosh pic.twitter.com/N89YqTKzkk — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 16, 2014   Josh Berry, a NASCAR Home Tracks driver in the Late Model Stock Car Division, will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the U.S. Cellular ... Read More »

Tire Testing at Indy Today

Tire Testing at Indy Today

Goodyear and NASCAR continue testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today for the upcoming Brickyard 400 on July 27th. Tire testing began on Monday and several veteran Sprint Cup Series drivers and teams were a part of it. Participating in the testing sessions are the No. 14 of  Tony Stewart of Stewart Haas Racing; Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team for Richard Childress Racing; Joey Logano and the No. 22 team for Penske Racing; the No. 16 Ford run by Greg Biffle for Roush Fenway Racing; ... Read More »