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Points swap deal could ultimately pay big dividends for Baldwin

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Tuesday it was officially announced that Stewart-Haas Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing had struck a deal that will allow Danica Patrick to use points earned by TBR’s number 36 car in 2011 to assure her a spot in the Daytona 500. As a result, the 36 car and driver Dave Blaney will […]

NASCAR and Turner Sports Restructure and Extend Digital Partnership through 2016

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Sanctioning Body To Operate Its Digital Platforms Starting In 2013; Turner To Continue Exclusive Advertising Sales

Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2012) — NASCAR and Turner Sports announced today a restructuring and extension of their long-standing digital partnership. The new agreement takes the relationship through 2016, with NASCAR managing business and editorial operations for its […]

Roush Yates Engines sweep podium in Rolex 24 at Daytona

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (January 29, 2012) - Roush Yates Engines powered Ford Daytona Prototype series entries to a 1-2-3 “podium finish” in Sunday’s 50th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The 761-lap endurance race was green flagged yesterday afternoon.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star AJ Allmendinger drove the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian […]

Is NASCAR “in a very good place” or is this a case of short term memory?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

By Richard Allen
On the final day of the past week’s Sprint Media Tour, Brian France delivered his yearly ‘State of the Sport’ address to the assembled media. In that speech the NASCAR chairman declared, “The sport is in a very good place and we’re going to work even harder to achieve the very best things […]

NASCAR’s Brian France Says ‘Sport Is In A Very Good Place’

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Industry To Build On 2011 Success, Introduce EFI, Restore Pack Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2012) — NASCAR and its stakeholders intend to build on the success of 2011 as the new season begins with the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 and other Speedweeks events at Daytona International Speedway.

In his State of NASCAR remarks delivered during […]

NASCAR and Rev Racing Announce 2012 Team

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

NASCAR Drive For Diversity Initiative Building Off Historic Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2012) — NASCAR and Rev Racing announced today the six drivers that will compete for Rev Racing in the 2012 season. The announcement was made during the preseason NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway stop at the NASCAR Hall […]

Is WalMart/Elliott one race pairing a sign of bigger things to come?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Retailing giant WalMart announced on Thursday during the Sprint Media Tour that their company is about to make its presence felt in NASCAR this coming July. Former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott will pilot a Turner Motorsports Chevrolet emblazoned with that company’s logo in the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.
With […]

NASCAR, MillerCoors and Penske Racing Announce Partnership Extensions

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Coors Light Renews As Official Beer Of NASCAR;
Miller Lite Extends Partnership With Penske Racing, Keselowski

Daytona beach, fla. (January 26, 2012) – NASCAR, MillerCoors and Penske Racing today jointly announced multi-year partnership extensions for the brewer’s two biggest brands. For MillerCoors, the deals with the sanctioning body and one of the sport’s most respected teams solidify […]

Was that Bruton Smith admitting fault regarding Kentucky traffic issues?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
I am not attending the Sprint Media Tour this week in Charlotte but I am following the activities there very closely both on Twitter and via the Speed television network show ‘Race Hub’. And if I’m not mistaken, I believe I detected at least a partial admission of fault by Bruton Smith regarding […]

Simply changing the body style won’t fix the CoT

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
I have never been afraid of voicing total disdain for NASCAR’s so called Car of Tomorrow in pieces I have written on this website and that is not likely to change anytime soon. The car’s complete lack of character, identity, and most importantly, it’s lack of “raceability” have caused many besides myself to […]

Off season changes meant to produce a championship for Hamlin

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

By Richard Allen
There have been some significant changes during this off season for Denny Hamlin and it seems as though each was meant for one specific purpose, to win a Sprint Cup championship. For a driver and team that have come close to a coveted title in previous seasons, the idea of having missed on […]

Bayne ready to race for Wood Brothers again in 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

 From WoodBrothersRacing.com

In an off-season that has seen several surprising driver changes, there’s one winning combination that isn’t about to break up. Trevor Bayne will remain in the seat of the Wood Brothers No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion.
Bayne, who delivered the Woods their fifth Daytona 500 triumph in just his second start in the No. […]

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