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Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Unveil New Paint Scheme

Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Unveil New Paint Scheme

The NASCAR Nationwide Series may be turning into the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season, but don’t say goodbye to Nationwide Insurance just yet. The Columbus, Ohio-based insurance company will become one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s primary sponsors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015. On Wednesday, just prior the XFINITY announcement, Nationwide Insurance unveiled their paint scheme for Earnhardt’s car, which will run for the first time this weekend in Richmond. In addition to its sponsorship on Earnhardt’s car, ... Read More »

NASCAR To Be Represented in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

NASCAR To Be Represented in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

After 19 seasons on the air, ABC’s ultra-popular series Dancing With the Stars will feature a NASCAR star as one of their representatives. According to a report from New York Daily News, two-time Daytona 500 and current Fox Sports analyst Michael Waltrip will be a contestant, the first time NASCAR has a driver on the show. The closest racing-related contestant on the show was when Verizon IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves competed and won in 2007 and returned to the show in ... Read More »

Xfinity Series To Be The Official Name of NASCAR’s Secondary Series in 2015

Xfinity Series To Be The Official Name of NASCAR’s Secondary Series in 2015

Nationwide is on your side? Not anymore – at least not when it comes to title sponsorship at the end of this season. Say good-bye to the NASCAR Nationwide Series and look ahead to 2015 for a new title sponsorship for NASCAR’s secondary series: The NASCAR XFINITY Series. NASCAR and Comcast’s XFINITY have reached a 10-year agreement for Xfinity – Comcast’s residential service provider – to be the title sponsor of the sport for the next 10 years, the longest title ... Read More »

Clay Rogers and Beard Motorsports Looking to Debut at Richmond

Clay Rogers and Beard Motorsports Looking to Debut at Richmond

Beard Motorsports announced Tuesday on Facebook that they will attempt to qualify for their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at Richmond International Speedway. Fielding the No. 75 Chevrolet, they will have Clay Rogers behind the wheel as he hopes to make his Sprint Cup Series debut. Rogers was set for his debut earlier this year for New Hampshire, however the team withdrew before the weekend. “[Team owner Mark Beard] always wanted to compete in the Cup Series, and ... Read More »

Friedman Law Firm to Sponsor Joe Nemechek at Richmond

Friedman Law Firm to Sponsor Joe Nemechek at Richmond

Jay Robinson Racing announced on Tuesday that Joe Nemchek‘s No. 66 will have sponsorship from the Richmond-based Friedman Law Firm in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. “Friedman Law Firm is built on passion and competitiveness,” company founder Rick Friedman said. “It’s part of who we are as a firm. We are thrilled to partner with IVR and Joe Nemechek for the Sprint Cup Series race at RIR. Many of our current and potential clients are ... Read More »

Turner Scott Motorsports Shuts Down No. 30 Team

Turner Scott Motorsports Shuts Down No. 30 Team

Turner Scott Motorsports announced Tuesday that it has officially shut down the operations of its No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team. As a result, 18 employees were laid off. Driver Ron Hornaday, Jr., who was fourth in points entering the series’ race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last week, is also without a ride. “The decision to lay off any employee is painful and we realize the affects it has on their lives,” co-owner Harry Scott, Jr. said in a statement. ... Read More »

Ryan Ellis to Race for JGL Racing at Richmond with Help from Fraternity

Ryan Ellis to Race for JGL Racing at Richmond with Help from Fraternity

Ryan Ellis will be back in the driver’s seat at Richmond International Raceway with a little help from his brothers. The Virginia native will return to the racetrack with sponsorship from Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a previous partner for the 25-year-old. Ellis will team up with JGL Racing in the No. 93 Dodge. Dave Goulet, who has 36 starts atop the pit box as a crew chief, will lead the team’s effort after recording a top 10 with Mike Wallace at ... Read More »

Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

Carl Edwards isn’t the only member of Roush-Fenway Racing and the No. 99 Ford who will leave after the 2014 season. Reportedly, crew chief Jimmy Fennig will also depart from his spot on the top of the pit box at the conclusion of the 2014 season. According to the original report from Fox Sports, the 28-year veteran crew chief will step aside after the end of this NASCAR Sprint Cup season. It is speculated that Fennig would likely assume a ... Read More »

Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

Roush-Fenway Racing has announced the multi-year renewal of a relationship with team partner Fifth Third Bank as a primary sponsor of the No. 17 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The sponsorship renewal with the No. 17 car driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will continue the partnership with the Cincinnati, Ohio-based bank and Roush-Fenway Racing through 2017. “We are really thrilled to have Fifth Third Bank back with us next season,” Stenhouse said in a statement. “It has ... Read More »

NASCAR Xfinity Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

NASCAR Xfinity Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

NASCAR has announced that “a historic national series entitlement sponsorship” will be officially announced to media and fans on Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. ET. The event will air live on NASCAR.com. The announcement will be made by NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., and will also feature remarks from NASCAR President Mike Helton, COO Brent Dewar and officials from the new sponsor. In a much-reported deal, the announcement will entail ... Read More »