CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Champion Matt Kenseth will make his return to Roush Fenway Racing this weekend at Kansas Speedway in an event that also marks the debut of Roush Fenway’s new partnership with Wyndham Rewards. Continue reading “Kenseth, Wyndham Rewards Schedule Released”
To say that the 2017 NASCAR season was a disappointment in the TV ratings category would be an understatement. Despite the season getting off to a relatively decent start, with the 2017 Daytona 500 seeing a viewership increase over 2016, most of the season saw TV audience declines from 2016. In total, 26 of the 36 championship races in the Cup schedule saw a decline in TV viewership. To make matters worse, of the 10 races that saw viewership increases, five of them were up because the 2016 edition of the race was rain impacted (Texas 1, Pocono 1, Pocono 2, Bristol 2, Texas 2), and two more were races moved from cable to broadcast (Indianapolis, Talladega 2). In total, only three Cup championship races saw increases in viewership over 2016: the Daytona 500, Richmond 1 (moved to Sunday), and the Martinsville Playoff race. Suffice it to say, the 2017 season was not a kind one to NASCAR’s major broadcast partners, NBC and FOX. Continue reading “Ratings Roundup: NASCAR’s First Quarter of the 2018 Season”
CONCORD, N.C. – Hendrick Motorsports will not appeal the penalty announced today by NASCAR stemming from an unintentional support bracket failure at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading “Hendrick Motorsports Statement On Texas Penalty”
Thinking about how the NASCAR Cup Series looks with its lack of fan enthusiasm and I couldn’t help but think the schedule needs a good reset. Now, everything is locked in until the end of the 2020 season, but one can dream that maybe there is work behind the scenes to freshen it up. Continue reading “My Schedule Idea”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is about to get some American flavor.
Bobby Labonte, the first driver to win championships in two different NASCAR national series, will compete fulltime in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2018 in hopes of adding an international title to his Hall of Fame-worthy career. Labonte will drive the No. 18 Yacco Toyota for RDV Competition. Continue reading “Bobby Labonte To Run NASCAR Euro Series”
CONCORD, N.C. – Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, and 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will take one of the most enduring sponsorships in NASCAR through 2022. Continue reading “Hendrick and Axalta Extend Deal”
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – After making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway last month, NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Harrison Rhodes returns to Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 chartered Chevrolet for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Continue reading “Rhodes Returns With Rick Ware Racing At Martinsville”