SHOW #292 – Guest: Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon – We are getting pumped for the coming 2014 NASCAR season! We hit you with news of the week, discuss the massive changes to the Chase, and massive changes to NASCAR’S penalty system, and more. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie. Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly #292 NASCAR Podcast – Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon / Massive Chase Changes”
SHOW #291 – Guests: Greg Stumpf (offaxispaint), Greg Biffle – We break down the weeks NASCAR news, Discuss the driver changes this season, Sprint Media Tour highlights, oh yeah, and NASCAR’s massive overhaul to The Chase. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie) Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly #291 NASCAR Podcast – Greg Stumpff, Greg Biffle, and The New Chase”
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
LAS VEGAS — In his annual “state of the sport” news conference Thursday at the Wynn Las Vegas, NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France summed up the 2013 season succinctly. Continue reading “NASCAR’s Brian France On 2013 Season: ‘We Had A Good Year’”
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France discussed with media members how he sees NASCAR moving forward throughout the 2013 season, highlighting the much-anticipated Gen-6 car, the future of track drying and NASCAR’s television partnerships for the upcoming season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 7, 2012) – “Dodge has been a great partner to NASCAR for many years, and they have been part of numerous memorable moments throughout our history,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “They made a business decision not to return in 2013, as they did in 1977 before returning in 2001. We wish them well and hope they again will choose to return to NASCAR at a later date.
“Our fans have a passion for cars and emotional connections to particular manufacturers, and that’s why in 2013 we will debut new race car designs that are modeled after each manufacturer’s production cars. This change is a direct result of feedback from our fans, who are the most brand loyal in all of sports.”
With the Daytona 500 now upon us, I hope you are as excited as I am to see the greatest drivers in the world competing at Daytona International Speedway later Sunday.
NASCAR is in a very good place right now and our entire industry is working very hard for you, the fans, as we continually seek to improve and grow our sport. Indeed, we are listening to you, as several enhancements that have been put in place in recent years were a direct result of your input.
Thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm, the way you wholeheartedly embrace NASCAR and how you share your passion for our sport with family, friends and others you encounter each and every day. We certainly were encouraged by the excitement generated by our 2011 season and look forward to enjoying this season together as one NASCAR Nation.
On behalf of the France family, I want to personally express our appreciation for your support, and join you in anticipation of the thrilling ride ahead.
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 the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said, “The sport is in a very good place and we’re going to work even harder to achieve the very best things for the sport of NASCAR well into the future.”
France pointed to initiatives begun a year ago – a simplified points structure in all three national series and a “Wild Card” twist in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ that placed a greater emphasis on race victories – which culminated in what France called “a championship battle that will be talked about for decades to come.”
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France (August 25, 2011)
“We are pleased Danica Patrick has chosen to race full time in NASCAR in 2012. She has demonstrated a strong desire to compete and NASCAR provides the best opportunity to race against the top drivers in the world with the largest and most loyal fan base in motorsports on a week-to-week basis. Danica has shown solid improvement in NASCAR and we believe her decision to run full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, with additional races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be exciting for our fans and a great challenge for her.”
NASCAR on FOX analyst & Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip: “I’ve been waiting for Danica to make the commitment to NASCAR and now that she has, I believe she will surprise a lot of skeptics. She is a very focused driver and now without the distractions of another series she can put all her efforts into it. In a very short period of time and with very limited experience, she has shown me she has the talent to be very successful in NASCAR. Can she win? You bet you. There are tracks she will be very competitive on and with the experience of a crew chief like Tony Eury Jr. leading the team, she will have all the tools she needs to be a success. If she wins, the sport wins and the fans will love it!”