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Daytona International Speedway Offers “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” Ticket Specials

Holiday shoppers looking to give the gift of horsepower on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway will find a wide selection of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” Thanksgiving holiday ticket specials at the “World Center of Racing.” Highlighting the “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” holiday specials is a ticket package designed around six-time NASCAR...

Circuit of The Americas wins the 2014 Environmental Award

Circuit of The Americas has won the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme’s 2014 Environmental Award for its sustainability initiatives during the 2014 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The FIM Environmental Award encourages greater awareness of environmental concerns within the motorcycling world, and rewards significant contributions to the protection of the...

2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Available on DVD

Sports Car Club of America announced the sale of DVD recordings of the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Each of the 24 races of the 51st edition of the event are available for purchase on an eight-disk DVD set available in time for the holidays.   The entire set, which recounts the fight for a National Championship title in 27 classes, is...

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Wins International Car of the Year Award

Carroll Shelby International, Inc., (OTC: CSBI.PK) announced that the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe was crowned “Car of the Year” at the International Historic Motoring Awards. Currently owned by the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287 again trounced Europe’s best during a gala at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel on November 20. A ‘who’s...

LFR Chassis Celebrates Successful First Year of Manufacturing Modifieds and Super Late Models

The first year for LFR Chassis has been more than expected for owner Rob Fuller and the Mooresville-based team.  The company, which manufactures modified and super late model chassis, earned five wins in 2014 and multiple podium finishes in both divisions.  “This has really been a great year for this organization,” said Rob Fuller, owner of LFR Chassis.  “I’m very pleased...

Hispanic SCORE Buggy Winner to compete in 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series WEST Championship with Team Stange Racing

ARCA’s Team Stange Racing announced today that they will campaign the number 22 Ford Fusion NASCAR K&N Car for SCORE BAJA Buggy winner Christian Celaya for the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series WEST Championship along with the K&N East’s NASCAR Speed weeks New Smyrna, Florida event. The pairing is sort of a homecoming for Celaya as he returns to Team Stange Racing where...

SX ED Season 3: Episode 3 now online

Click the video below to watch the third installment of SX ED Season 3, the exclusive Monster Energy Supercross lighthearted web-based video series, with Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren. SX ED Season 3 will feature a total of eight videos onwww.YouTube.com/SupercrossLive. The new season of SX ED takes on the sports that Ernest Hemingway calls "merely games" and proves...

Sam Bird seals victory in Putrajaya ePrix

Sam Bird cruised to victory in the 2014 FIA Formula E Ycapital Management Putrajaya ePrix ahead of championship-leader Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi. The Virgin Racing driver crossed the line to pick up the full 25 points and clinch his maiden ePrix win.  Bird dedicated his win to former GP2 team-mate Jules Bianchi, who was severely injured in the Japanese Grand Prix: “I...

NASCAR Statement from Brett Jewkes, NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Regarding The Passing Of Denny Darnell

"NASCAR offers its sincere condolences to the friends and family of Denny Darnell. For decades working with Bristol Motor Speedway, RJ Reynolds, NEXTEL and Dodge, Denny was a familiar and friendly face in media centers and NASCAR garages throughout the country. He approached his job seriously and professionally, but few could bring laughter like Denny. He was a public relations...

Athenian Motorsports Set to Run Chevrolet Camaros Full-Time in NASCAR Xfinity Series & Silverados in Entire Camping World Truck Series Season

Athenian Motorsports, LLC is proud to announce it will field a Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and a Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015 with engines provided by Hendrick Motorsports.   Georgia native John Wes Townley will compete full-time for AMS in the Truck Series and run a partial schedule on the circuit previously...

CARS Super Late Model Tour Offering Snowball Derby Teams Chance at Free 2015 Registration

The all new CARS Super Late Model Tour is offering teams entered for this year’s 2014 Snowball Derby a chance to earn free team registration for the 2015 season.  The newly formed tour will award the highest finishing super late model team in the 47th Annual Snowball Derby sporting a CARS Super Late Model Tour contingency decal free registration for the 2015 season. The award...

AMA Pro Racing Announces New AMA Pro Flat Track Class Names to Embrace History of the Grand National Championship

AMA Pro Racing announced today a renaming of the classes for AMA Pro Flat Track with a nod to the rich history of the world's longest-running and most prestigious dirt track championship and its long list of Grand National Champions.  The previously named Expert division, which has been contested by some of the top motorcycle racing talent in the world since the inception of...

IRG Launches the International Drag Bike League

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) President & CEO, Jason Rittenberry, announced today that the company has launched the International Drag Bike League (IDBL), and has named MIROCK Superbike Series founder Jason Miller as the Promoter of the new series.  For 2015, the IDBL will be comprised of five events with four events at IRG owned Maryland International Raceway and one...

Darrell Gwynn Foundation is proud to announce the induction of Jerry Gwynn to the International Drag Racing Hal of Fame

The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame (IDRHOF), housed at the famed Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (Ocala, Fla.) has revealed its inductee Class of 2015. This group has a particular significance, as they mark the 25th anniversary of honoring significant individuals who contributed to the sport during their careers. The induction ceremony will take place in Gainesville, Fla...

Kelly Moss Expanding To Pirelli World Challenge in 2015

Kelly Moss Motorsports is looking for funded drivers to compete for a championship as they announce a three-car effort in a full season of the GT Cup Championship in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2015.   2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Platinum Cup champion Colin Thompson will lead the Kelly Moss effort in PWC in 2015 in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. Thompson...

The 'A Team' helps Hendrick Motorsports see the world more clearly

In the high stakes world of professional sports, being able to see what is coming towards you clearly and easily is essential. Whether it is a hockey puck, baseball, or speeding race car, the ability to act quickly without having to worry about your eyes can be the difference between winning and losing.On Thursday, November 20, Alcon visited the sprawling campus of Hendrick Motorsports...

Disappointment for Hamlin

Disappointment for Hamlin “I thought we had it,” said Denny Hamlin, following the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.  Hamlin was strong in the latter portion of the race at Homestead, and had the car to beat the three other championship eligible drivers. It was until a late race caution with 19 laps to go that defeated Hamlin. Darian Grubb, Hamlin...

Xbox Australia partner with Dick Johnson Racing to bring Marcos Ambrose home for Sydney NRMA 500

  Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) today revealed leading videogame and entertainment brand, Xbox, assumes the role of official ‘wildcard’ entry partner in the Sydney NRMA 500 V8 Supercars race this December. Two-time V8 Supercars champion and Australian racing legend Marcos Ambrose – who is returning to Australia after eight years in the US NASCAR circuit to race the Sydney NRMA...

No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Homestead-Miami

The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This infraction is a P3 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the 2014 NASCAR rule book: Violations resulting in P3 penalties tend to fall between serious and intermediate in nature...

Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen in 2015

Watkins Glen International and Kellogg Company announced Cheez-It® renews its place as the title sponsor of The Glen’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. WGI’s marquee event, Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glenreturns August 6-9. “We’re excited to welcome back the Kellogg Company with Cheez-It® as our title sponsor for the NASCAR event week,” stated Watkins Glen International President...

Kevin Harvick Becomes 49th Consecutive NASCAR® Cup Champion To Win With MOOG® Steering and Suspension Parts

Kevin Harvick earned his first NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series championship and the MOOG® Steering and Suspension brand’s 49th straight with a thrilling victory in Sunday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Harvick’s win in the MOOG-equipped No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS extends a Cup title string that began in 1966 with David Pearson and the No...

Ryan Newman Crew Chief Luke Lambert is 2014 MOOG® ‘Problem Solver of the Year’

Sprint Cup racing’s youngest crew chief is now also one if its most celebrated, as Luke Lambert of the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team clinched Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ $100,000 MOOG® Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Year” Award during Sunday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is...

Jimme Johnson Foundation Announces More Than $550,000 in Grants in Partnership with Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra, announced today the recipients of the 2014 Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants. The grants, which are awarded to K-12 public and charter schools in Chandra and Jimmie Johnson’s respective hometowns of Muskogee, Oklahoma, El Cajon, California, and where they currently...

LiftMaster partners with Hendrick Motorsports

LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when it will become a primary sponsor of driver Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 Chevrolet SS team. The new relationship will feature LiftMaster, which is headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois...

Kasey Kahne signs three-year contract extension

Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the end of the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. “It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I think the world of him both as a driver with championship...
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