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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As teams make final preparations to start the 2013 race season, NASCAR announced today the lineup of 2013 Contingency Program sponsors for all three national series.
Not since 2006, when Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. battled for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, has there been this much attention focused on the rookie title. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Timmy Hill and Danica Patrick, all eligible for 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, enter this season with high expectations. Stenhouse, the two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, and Hill won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Patrick finished the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series 10th in points.
“This year’s Sunoco Rookie class is going to be truly exciting to watch,” said Andrew Kabakoff, Sunoco Brand Manager. “We are proud to support NASCAR’s rising stars and wish them the best of luck as we look forward to a very exciting season of racing.”
The Coors Light Pole Award is another key contingency partner that will undoubtedly receive a lot of attention this season. Danica Patrick’s pole victory in Daytona placed the award in the spotlight this week, as did the season-opening Sprint Unlimited, where the field was set by 2012 Coors Light Pole winners and past champions of the event. The Coors Light Pole Award is presented to the fastest eligible qualifier in each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Duralast, the ‘Official Brakes of NASCAR,’ has become the newest addition to the stable of companies that participate in the NASCAR Contingency Program with the creation of the “Brake in the Race Award” across both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. The weekly award will be given to the highest eligible driver in the running order at the time of the first caution of each race. The year-end award winner will be the driver who wins the “Brake in the Race Award” the most times during the course of the season. In the event of a tie, the final series point standings shall serve as the tiebreaker.
“We are proud of the strong lineup of NASCAR Contingency Program sponsors across our three national series this year, and are enthused by the excitement surrounding the intense competition for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award,” said Norris Scott, NASCAR vice president, Partnership Marketing. “NASCAR contingency sponsors and teams display a level of collaboration and teamwork that is unmatched in sports and continues to be one of the major reasons companies choose to partner with NASCAR.”
The NASCAR Contingency Program strives to build strong relationships with high¬ quality, performance¬ driven brands that are leaders in their respective categories, and award money to NASCAR teams via per ¬race and year-¬end awards. Competitors become eligible for prize money by displaying sponsor decals on the front fender of their race cars and trucks. In some instances, use of a sponsor product is also required.
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Danica Patrick will start on Pole for the 55th running of the Great American Race the Daytona 500 on Sunday. She is the first women to qualify for the pole in any top Nascar racing series.
I recently was in Las Vegas and saw that Danica was +10000 to win the Daytona 500, so I thought heck why not put $5 on her to win. Then after seeing that she qualified for the pole, I was...
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS is loaded up and ready. Crew chief Tony Gibson and the GoDaddy.com crew are ready. And, most importantly, Danica Patrick is ready for the start of her first full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The marathon 36-race Sprint Cup schedule begins with the 55 th Daytona 500 Feb. 24 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. And it...
Danica Patrick and crew chief Tony Gibson learned what they needed to learn, then played it safe and finished 17th in their Budweiser Duel qualifying race Thursday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The Budweiser Duel consists of twin qualifying races that set the 43-car field for the season-opening Daytona 500, but Danica Patrick was already locked into the Great American...
Stenhouse in the Daytona 500
-In 2012, Stenhouse started 21st in his first Daytona 500 and finished a respectable 20th place in his debut.
-With a 12th-place qualifying effort, Stenhouse will start sixth in the second Duel at Daytona, on Thursday, February 21st.
Stenhouse at Daytona:
-Stenhouse has six Nationwide career starts, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes...
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Danica Patrick and two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champ Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have no problem getting cozy in front of NASCAR nation.
Before yesterday's NASCAR Nationwide practice for the DRIVE4COPD 300, Stenhouse Jr. and Patrick shared an intimate moment in her garage.
Patrick will race the #34 in Saturday's Nationwide race, and the #10 in...
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. raced his new Gen-6 Camry to a top-10 finish in the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night. The 75 laps on the track proved to be invaluable as both the driver and crew chief Chad Johnston learned a lot about how the new car performs and reacts in the pack.
Now, the NAPA team switches gears to prepare for the Thursday’s...
Tony Stewart is enjoying the success that comes with Danica Patrick’s Daytona 500 pole…
Danica Patrick is carrying a lot of labels this week.
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Danica Wins Daytona 500 Pole; Patrick’s Time Comes To Question By Weight
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Danica Patrick will lead the field of 43 of the best drivers in the world to the green flag of the Great American Race on Sunday. She looks to be the first women to win a Nascar Series race let alone the Daytona 500. After Thursday’s Budweiser Duels the field is set and here it is.
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Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, met with media and discussed his outlook for the Daytona 500, his charity involvement, new sponsorship for three races, Danica Patrick, and more.
ON NEW SPONSORSHIP
“We talked during the Media Tour about having nine races left to sell and we’re proud to announce this week that we’ve got three of those sold to...
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The ACC is an interesting conference. I think of all the conferences that are going to get love it’ll be the Big Ten and Big East. The Big East always gets the benefit of the doubt because they always have a team or two that can make a run deep into the tournament so the fringe teams get love. The SEC stinks. Does...
Danica Patrick won the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500 from Daytona with a time of 45.817 seconds. Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Greg Biffle round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Brian Keselowski and Mike Bliss. The event will be live on FOX at 1 PM EST.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. led the way with a lap of 45.319 seconds in the final practice for the Daytona 500 from Daytona. Rounding out the top five was David Gilliland, Clint Bowyer, Marcos Ambrose, and Aric Almirola.
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