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The capability, dependability, and efficiency of the Chevrolet Silverado meets a leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – and one fan can drive away with a lifetime of racing memories.
Fans can enter for a chance to win 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Half-Ton Crew Cab LTZ, personalized by Dale Earnhardt Jr., a trip for two to a Texas Motor Speedway® race weekend, and a meet and greet with one of NASCAR’s top drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., by visiting www.WinYourChevy.com now through Sept. 24, 2012. The URL is also a mobile friendly site. Or, fans can even enter via the Team Chevy Facebook page by just visitinghttp://www.facebook.com/TeamChevy.
“‘WinYourChevy is an incredible opportunity for a race fan to win the capable, dependable, and efficient Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, personalized by Dale Jr., as well as meet Dale Jr. at one of the best tracks on the circuit,” said Maria Stenbom, manager, Chevrolet Motorsports Marketing – Digital and Social. “This is really quite the prize package for the lucky winner. Chevrolet is also very proud to partner with Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Diet Mountain Dew, and Sprint, to help put together such a memorable promotion.”
GM Racing PR
For the first time, Shell and the Common Ground Alliance are expanding their joint safe digging initiative to include the Watkins Glen race, which falls during the weekend of National Safe Digging Day. The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil car will feature a new “811 promise” logo, representing a request for fans to pledge that they will call 811 before undertaking home digging projects.
A quick and easy call to 811 can help avoid damage to pipelines and help reduce the potential of a serious injury to yourself and others. For these reasons, Shell and the Common Ground Alliance are encouraging fans to make a promise to always call 811 before digging.
Fans that visit www.racetosouthbeach.com beginning August 10 and make the pledge will be entered to win a VIP Race Weekend in South Beach during the final race of the season, and will be eligible for other prizes, such as Shell gift cards.
For more information about safe digging, fans can visit www.call811.com.
As part of the ever-growing list of fan activities for the Sept. 28-30, 2012 race weekend at Dover International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson will now be participating in a free question-and-answer session on the Monster Monument, at 11:15 a.m. prior to the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
The Q&A is part of a growing tradition at the Monster Mile to host the most recent race winner on the Monster Monument for fans. It is free for all ticket holders to the Sept. 28-30, 2012 race weekend.
Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, has been dominant throughout his career at Dover. By winning the June 3 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, he tied both Richard Petty and Bobby Allison on the all-time wins list at the Monster Mile with seven. The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will discuss that record and much more during his Q&A.
Following the event, Johnson and the rest of the field will take to the track for 400 miles of exciting action in the Sept. 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Johnson will be looking for his record-setting eighth Dover win and sixth championship in seven years, as the event serves at race No. 3 in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Dover Motorsports PR
Nemco Motorsports announced today that Genny Light beer will be featured on the hood of Joe Nemechek’s No. 87 Toyota Camry for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finger Lakes 335 at The Glen on Sunday, August 12.
“We’re looking forward to having Genny Light as a sponsor this weekend at Watkins Glen,” Joe Nemechek said. “Racing fans want a light beer that goes down smooth while they’re hanging out in the stands.”
Nemechek’s best start (8/13/2000) and finish (8/10/1997) at Watkins Glen International is eighth in 17 races. His average start is 22.412 and average finish is 23.941 and he has led 10 laps at the 2.45-mile road course. He’s always looking to add to his four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, 18 top-five, 62 top-10 finishes and 10 pole awards.
“Our schedule is versatile and it’s fun to have a couple road courses thrown into the mix,” Nemechek said. “Watkins Glen is a fast and challenging track and it’s that way from the beginning going through Turn 1, up through the esses and until the end. I’ve got a few top-10 finishes there and we hope to put on a good show for Genny Light fans this weekend.”
Genny Light is an American classic beer from The Genesee Brewing Company, based in Rochester, New York. Founded in 1878, The Genesee Brewery is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States. The Brewery makes the Genesee line of beers, including the iconic Genesee, the refreshing Genny Light, and the original Genesee Cream Ale.
"We’re excited to see the Genny Light brand printed across the hood of a racecar," said Janine Schoos, brand manager for Genny Light. "This is definitely a highlight for us."
FAS Lane Racing is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year they have partnered with Bully Hill Vineyards for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Watkins Glen International. Bully Hill Vineyards,New York's largest family owned winery, will be an Associate Sponsor on the team’s No. 32 HendrickCars.com entry piloted by road racing specialist Boris Said for the running of the Finger Lakes 355 (k).
“It is awesome to form long term partnerships in this sport and we are pleased to be able to do that with the fine folks at Bully Hill Vineyards,” stated FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. “They have such a long history of dedicated support in NASCAR and utilizing the marketing power it provides a company. The road course event at Watkins Glen is always a great show for the fans and we are honored to be able to represent a hometown company such as Bully Hill Vineyards.”
Growing from a small winery with a limited number of employees, Bully Hill Vineyards offers over 40 different selections of wine and now produces over 200,000 cases of wine each year. They are the second largest producer of wine in New York State. Bully Hill also features an on-site restaurant, wine shop, two gift shops and the New York State Wine Museum of Greyton H. Taylor and Walter S. Taylor Art Gallery.
“We welcome the opportunity to continue our relationship with Frank Stoddard and his FAS Lane Racing team,” said Sean King, Marketing Manager of Bully Hill Vineyards. “We enjoyed working with the team and driver Andrew Ranger in last year’s Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen and we are excited to be on board the No. 32 again this year with Boris Said behind the wheel.”
Daytona International Speedway’s UNOH Battle At The Beach announcer search has been narrowed to five finalists. Now race fans have the chance to select their favorite local NASCAR Home Track public address announcer to join the announcing team for the inaugural event on Feb. 18-19.
The five finalists are:
· Jim Burns – The booming voice of Elko Speedway in Minnesota, Burns’ enthusiasm, passion and “wild sense of humor” have been welcoming race fans for 27 seasons.
· Joe Coss – From the booth to the pits and in Victory Lane, Coss entertains race fans at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut with his technical knowledge and insight.
· Eric Huenefeld – From his home track of Rockford Speedway in Illinois, Huenefeld is known for the passion, knowledge and excitement he brings to his race commentary.
· Adam Mackey – A seasoned veteran from Barberton Raceway Park in Ohio, Mackey has called races across the country throughout his career.
· JW Martin – Martin’s career began at the early age of four calling races on his living room floor. Now he is the voice of Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia.
TMone Will Take Twists and Turns with Tommy Baldwin Racing This Weekend at Watkins Glen International
TMone will jump on board the Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) No. 36 Chevrolet for the twists and turns at Watkins Glen International. Dave Blaney will pilot the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) entry in this weekend’s Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen.
TMone is a provider of domestic business services and customer relationship management (CRM) outsourcing. With locations in the Midwest and Northern Great Plains, TMone delivers new jobs to America's hometowns. Call center outsourcing is a people business, and TMone is in the business of augmenting and supplementing other companies human capital needs.
TMone has grown every year since the company’s inception in 2003. The nine-year-old company is listed on Inc. Magazine's Honor Roll List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies for the last five years. TMone also provides cutting-edge Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise integrations. This enables TMone to drive efficiency, automation and effectiveness with technology solutions that are on par with its largest global competitors at a lower cost and executed far more nimbly.
"Obviously, New York is a great market to get promote the @TMone logo," said Anthony Marlowe, President of TMone. "The crowd at Watkins Glen International is sure to have a significant amount of executives and business owners in attendance this weekend, and that is our sponsorship activation target."
TMone outsourced the company’s marketing to TBR for 10 races this season. The BPO Company also sponsored one or more cars of various teams in all 21 NSCS races this season. David Reutimann drove to TBR’s highest finish this season when he finished in 11th place in a TMone.com -backed Chevrolet in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
“We are thrilled that TMone continues to see success in supporting our team,” explained Tommy Baldwin. “Each week they have helped us keep our cars on the track, and we have helped them keep their name out there while promoting company initiatives.”
Blaney will compete in the 90-lap road course race on Sunday, August 12 at 1 p.m. EST. The Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen will be broadcast live on ESPN beginning at 12 p.m. EST.
Grammy Award nominated country music artist Jamey Johnson will perform Aug. 25 at the Lawless Pre-Race Concert prior to the start of the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
This will be the first trip to BMS for the award-winning singer/songwriter, who is set to release his latest album, “Livin’ For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran” Oct. 16.
Johnson’s first three albums featured hits such as “The Dollar,” “In Color” and “The High Cost Of Living.” In addition to writing most of his own material, Johnson has co-written singles for Trace Adkins, George Strait, Joe Nichols and Jessie James.
On “Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran,” Johnson teams up with Willie Nelson to sing “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me,” and the duo is joined by Leon Russell and Vince Gill on “Everything But You.” Other songs include “Living for a Song,” with Johnson, Nelson Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson and Patsy Cline’s hit “I Fall To Pieces,” with Johnson and Haggard.
“Lawless,” billed as a “Western crime film”, set in Virginia’s Franklin County, stars Shia LaBeouf and will be released at the end of August.
A total of 10 race fans were struck by lightning in the Pocono Raceway parking lot after the conclusion of Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400. All were transported to local hospitals with various degrees of injuries. Nine have been released.
The tenth victim, Brian Zimmerman, was fatally injured during the storm. Private funeral services will be held on Saturday. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, PA.
Pocono Raceway PR
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