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Goodyear and Earnhardt. Two names that have been connected for decades across multiple generations. Goodyear brings that sentiment to life with a new piece of advertising celebrating the legacy of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his drive to honor his name.

Goodyear's new commercial "Make a Name" highlights the relationship between Goodyear and Earnhardt Jr., and underscores the power of a name. With the commercial set to the late Jim Croce's iconic song "I Got a Name" – fittingly covered by his son, A.J. Croce – the ad features Goodyear's history with the Earnhardt family. Goodyear will first air the :30 version of the ad on television during the FOX broadcast of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18.

"Goodyear has always been part of my family and I'm proud to partner with them on this 'Make a Name' spot, which is a reflection of one's legacy, values and drive," said Earnhardt Jr.  "It tells a very personal story about me growing up, but it also hits home with where I am today, both personally and professionally."

In a nod to the new creative, Goodyear created a special design on its iconic blimp, temporarily replacing "Goodyear" with "#MakeAName" on Florida-based blimp Wingfoot One.

"We're excited to debut this commercial during one of the most legendary races, with one of the most legendary drivers," said Seth Klugherz, Goodyear's director of North America marketing. "Dale Jr.'s story underscores Goodyear's commitment to hard work, determination and drive, and we are proud to stand by his side."

Originally made famous by Jim Croce and used in the 1973 biopic about the life of legendary NASCAR driver, Junior Johnson, "I Got a Name" was an essential piece in telling an authentic story.

"It's been an honor to represent my family name and bring my father's song to life with Goodyear," said A.J. Croce.  

Earnhardt Jr. has won all his NASCAR races with the support of Goodyear tires – including his first NASCAR Premier Series victory in 2000, and both his DAYTONA 500 victories in 2004 and 2014. He returns to the Speedway as the Grand Marshal of the 60th running of the DAYTONA 500, representing his first appearance at the Great American Race since retiring in 2017. 

Tune-in to watch the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and Motor Racing Network.

GoodYear Racing PR

Across the world, Feb. 14th annually marks the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. For Jack Roush and the Roush Fenway Racing team, it holds another special significance.

The date marks the anniversary of Roush’s first foray into the world of NASCAR; his first race at the highest level of automobile racing and a day that would serve as the launch pad for one of the most successful organizations in professional sports history.

Competing with a backup car not even built for a superspeedway, Roush and his newly formed team covered only 19 laps before overheating and finishing 41st in its debut Daytona 500 on Feb. 14, 1988. Humble beginnings for a team which 30 years later has accumulated a NASCAR record 325 wins and hoisted championships in all three of NASCAR’s highest levels of competition.

Ronald Reagan was President of the United States on that day. A gallon of gas cost 96 cents, the average price of a car was just over $14,000, a loaf of bread would run you 61 cents and Roush was in the early stages of building the winningest team in NASCAR history.

“We wrecked our car in the twin qualifying race and had to run a car that was built for a smaller track,” said Roush of the day. “We went with what we had and of course did not yield the results we would have liked for your intro to NASCAR that day.”

“We made the race on time,” said driver Mark Martin, who piloted the No. 6 Stroh’s Ford Thunderbird in Roush Fenway’s inaugural season and held the ride for the next 19 seasons. “Then we got wrecked in the Twin-125’s and we didn’t have a backup speedway car, so we used the Atlanta car for the race. We didn’t last 20 laps.”

The results would quickly improve however, with Roush and Martin winning a pole that season and earning 10 top-10 finishes. The next season Roush Fenway won six poles, earning 19 top-10 finishes and its first win in 1989, breaking through to the win column in the fall at Rockingham. Roush Fenway would go on to earn its first NASCAR championship in 2000 and its first Cup championship in 2003.

25 years later Roush would earn his historic 300th NASCAR victory in the 2012 Daytona 500; the same event his car had lasted only 19 laps a quarter of a century earlier.

Today, Roush’s teams have competed in 5,864 NASCAR events, holding the record for most NASCAR wins, most NASCAR wins in the Nationwide Series and most NASCAR wins in the Truck Series.

Roush Fenway will look for its third Daytona 500 win this Sunday when the Great American Race kicks at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. on FOX.

RFR PR

 Current Roush Fenway Racing drivers Trevor Bayne, Ryan Reed, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. all share a unique bond; each driver scored historic first wins at the famed Daytona International Speedway.

In just his second start in the Cup Series, piloting the No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers, Bayne advanced from a 32nd starting position and led the final six laps to earn his first career victory in ‘The Great American Race’ on February 20, 2011.  Bayne took the checkered flag just one day after his 20th birthday, making him the youngest Daytona 500 winner of all time – a record which still stands.

While Bayne chases his second Daytona 500 victory in the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford, Roush Fenway teammate Stenhouse seeks his first win in the Daytona 500, driving the No. 17 Fastenal Ford. Although the driver doesn’t have a Daytona 500 victory under his belt just yet, last year saw Stenhouse collect his first-ever win at the Florida track.

Stenhouse passed 17 cars in the final laps of the 2017 Coke Zero 400 to take over the lead and capture his second win of the season. The victory marked Roush Fenway Racing’s 325th win and secured the organization’s 11th trip to Daytona Victory Lane.

In 202 Cup Series starts at Daytona, Roush Fenway has seven wins — two of which are Daytona 500 victories.

Roush Fenway Racing found its first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Daytona in the 2015 season-opener with Reed. The driver of the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang rolled off the grid eighth, taking the lead for the first time on Lap 88. Although Reed eventually fell back through the pack, he was able to maneuver his way up through the field to capture the checkered flag for a historic win.

In 91 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Daytona, Roush Fenway has earned two victories and two poles, along with 21 top-five and 43 top-10 finishes.

The Cup Series will take the green flag in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET, airing on FOX.  The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to action at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. ET, airing on Fox Sports 1.

RFR PR

EarthWater, a Texas-based health and wellness company that produces High-Alkaline Mineral beverages, will return as primary sponsor with BK Racing for the 2018 Daytona 500. Gray Gaulding will drive the #23 Toyota for BK Racing in the 60th Annual Daytona 500. This will be Gray’s first running in this historic event.

Ron Devine, President of BK Racing stated, “BK Racing is excited to have EarthWater return as a sponsor for the 60th Annual Daytona 500. To have EarthWater on the No. 23 Toyota Camry, with Gray Gaulding behind the wheel for the Daytona 500 is a match we look forward to seeing again.”

“Our partnership with BK Racing means more to us than racing, they’ve become part of our family. That’s how we see BK Racing and NASCAR, it’s a collaboration. It’s a perfect fit. We are excited to be on the #23 car and to stand behind Gray Gaulding on and off the track,'” stated Cash Riley, President of EarthWater.

During the 2017 season, EarthWater was the Official Water of BK Racing for the NASCAR season, and we’re all excited for them to continue their sponsorship into the 2018 season.

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BK Racing is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Racing team headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team was founded in 2012 after the owners acquired Red Bull Racing. BK Racing’s staff of highly skilled mechanics and engineers fields the No. 23 & 83 entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as a Toyota Racing team. The 2018 season will be BK Racing’s 7th consecutive full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Follow BK Racing on Twitter @BKRacing_2383, and Instagram @bkracing_2383. Visit BKRacing online at http://bkracingteam.com/.

BK Racing PR

Cobra Electronics, the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced a partnership with Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, Jr., driver of No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Wallace will serve as a brand ambassador for Cobra Electronics and its line of driver awareness and connected devices, including driver alert systems, dash cams and citizens band radio.  

"Partnering with an innovative company like Cobra is a great opportunity," said Wallace, who will be competing in his first Daytona 500 on Feb. 18.  "Cobra designs and makes a great line of products that keep drivers safe and aware out on the road."

A graduate of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program, Wallace became the first African-American in 50 years to win in one of NASCAR's top three national touring series in 2013. Now firmly established as one of NASCAR's top young drivers with six national series wins, Wallace will be the first African-American to compete full-time in NASCAR's premier national series since 1971.  As his story unfolds, he is becoming an inspiration for young racers and fans. 

Cobra's partnership with Wallace will focus on its line of connected mobile electronics products that include radar detection systems, the Cobra iRadar app, dash cams and CB radios. 

"We are excited to partner with Bubba as he enters the biggest stage of his racing career," said Chris Kooistra, Sr. Director, Brand Partnerships.  "Bubba's popularity and rise to the sport's top series enables Cobra to reach the next generation of drivers and educate them on Cobra's solutions to protect them while driving."

For more information on Cobra Electronics and its line of driver alert products, visit cobra.com.

Cobra Electronics PR

The numbers don’t lie.

When it comes to racing at Daytona and Talladega in recent years no manufacturer has had more success than Ford, which goes into this year’s Daytona 500 with a seven-race restrictor plate winning streak (not counting Brad Keselowski’s victory in Sunday’s Clash).  And while anything can happen when cars are running two and three-wide at speeds around 200 miles per hour, the confidence level for extending it in 2018 is high.

“I think Doug Yates and his engines are the best superspeedway engines,” said Kurt Busch, who won last year’s Daytona 500 in Stewart-Haas Racing’s debut event with Ford and his first with the manufacturer since 2005.  “Ford seems to have the least amount of drag and with that comes the least amount of downforce. That means we will run well at Daytona and Talladega.  We swept the restrictor plate races last year and I don’t see that changing right now.”

And while that may sound like a bold statement, consider that Ford’s run of dominance hasn’t just been over the last two years.  Since Trevor Bayne took the Wood Brothers to Victory Lane in the 2011 Daytona 500, Ford has won 16 of the 28 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at Daytona and Talladega. 

“I believe statistics don’t lie,” said Kevin Harvick, who won the Daytona 500 in 2007.  “I think speedway racing is an effort and when you look at the effort it’s not just an engine or just a body, it’s a total effort and I feel like the effort is high just from what we stepped into when we came to Ford.”

Eight different drivers representing six organizations have registered at least one win during the stretch, including four first-time winners -- Bayne, David Ragan, Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -- proving that there is strength throughout the Ford program.

“All of our teams work hard and it’s been nice to see each of them get rewarded for that through the years,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance.  “We take a great deal of pride in the fact that we have multiple organizations capable of winning on any given week and the Daytona 500 is obviously one everybody wants.  We’d like nothing better than to see that streak get to eight.”

The one common denominator in all these wins has been under the hood as Roush Yates Engines continues its legacy of being a restrictor plate king.  Since Robert Yates and Jack Roush merged their engine operations in 2004, the group has won the Daytona 500 five times and has posted 20 series victories at Daytona and Talladega.

“It started early on with my dad.  He always loved going to Daytona because this is our Super Bowl.  If you’re involved in NASCAR, you want to be successful at Daytona and Talladega, so we’ve always worked hard at that,” said Doug Yates, chief executive officer, Roush Yates Engines.  “The wins we’ve had in the 500 show that we take it seriously, but it’s always about the next one.  We don’t think about the stats very much, we just think about the next race and work hard to be better than we were the last one.  That’s worked well for us, but we’ve got to keep going because those guys are coming after us.”

One driver who will likely be viewed as a favorite based off his two wins from a year ago is Stenhouse, who will be starting his sixth full season driving at the Cup level for car owner Jack Roush.

“I feel a lot more confident going into the 500 than I ever have,” said Stenhouse, who won the spring race at Talladega and the July Daytona event.  “I always went into the 500 thinking, ‘Hey, let’s get off to a good start.  Let’s have a good points race.’  I never thought about winning the 500.  After last season, I feel like going in that is the only goal that we have is to win and not just to get a good finish out of it.”

Another is Busch, who got a helpful push from Ryan Blaney to pass Kyle Larson on the final lap to win last year’s season-opener.

“To me, I feel more pressure because I want to defend it properly. I want to go back-to-back. I want to bring it home again for Monster, Ford and everybody at Stewart-Haas,” he said.  “You give it that same attention to detail that you give Daytona every year. If you have won it or you haven't, you still go after it hard.”

The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

FORD’S RESTRICTOR PLATE WINS SINCE 2011 (Points races only)

Feb. 20, 2011 – Trevor Bayne (Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway)

July 2, 2011 – David Ragan (Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway)

Feb. 27, 2012 – Matt Kenseth (Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway)

Oct. 7, 2012 – Matt Kenseth (Good Sam 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

May 5, 2013 – David Ragan (Aaron’s 399, Talladega Superspeedway)

July 6, 2014 – Aric Almirola (Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway)

Oct. 19, 2014 – Brad Keselowski (Geico 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

Feb. 22, 2015 – Joey Logano (Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway)

Oct. 25, 2015 – Joey Logano (CampingWorld.com 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

May 1, 2016 – Brad Keselowski (Geico 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

July 2, 2016 – Brad Keselowski (Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway)

Oct. 23, 2016 – Joey Logano (Hellman’s 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

Feb. 26, 2017 – Kurt Busch (Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway)

May 7, 2017 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Geico 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

July 1, 2017 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway)

Oct. 15, 2017 – Brad Keselowski (Alabama 500, Talladega Superspeedway)

Ford Performance PR

As Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. prepares to make history in the 2018 DAYTONA 500, fans can follow his inspirational journey to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in “Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace,” a new docu-series coming soon to Facebook Watch.

The first episode in the original series will post on Thursday, February 15, NASCAR Digital Media and Facebook announced today. Fans can view the trailer and add the show to their Watchlists by following the Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace show Page.

On Sunday, Feb. 18, Wallace will become the first African American since 1969 to drive in NASCAR’s most iconic race, the DAYTONA 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX).

The eight-part series was produced by NASCAR Productions and will chronicle Wallace’s road to Daytona International Speedway – from his earliest racing days to his debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as the new fulltime driver of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Petty Motorsports.

“It’s been wild to have this entire journey documented leading into the DAYTONA 500,” said Wallace. “It’s cool to finally see it all come together. I’ve watched a few episodes and it’s awesome.

It really shows how much preparation is going into my first year racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Richard Petty Motorsports and the famed ’43.’ This is something a little out of the box that’s great for fans.”

The series follows Wallace in the months and weeks leading up to the 2018 season, including encounters with team owner and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty, Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk and close friend and fellow NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney. 

Two episodes will air per day from Thursday through Saturday in the lead-up to the 60th running of the DAYTONA 500, while the series’ final two episodes will be available next week. One of the more popular drivers on social media, Wallace will interact with his fans live on Facebook as the series unfolds.

“Bubba Wallace is a burgeoning superstar in NASCAR, and his story is one that brings inspiration to so many people,” said Evan Parker, NASCAR managing director, content strategy. “With Facebook Watch, we’re thrilled to present Bubba’s journey to the DAYTONA 500 and the highest echelon of our sport in a completely new and innovative way.”

Prior to graduating to NASCAR’s top series, Wallace competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In October 2013, he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway to become the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race since NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Wendell Scott in 1963.

Facebook Watch is a video platform created to bring episodic content, community and conversation together on Facebook. The platform is home to a wide variety of sports shows, including reality, documentary and live sports.

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ season kicks off with the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The Great American Race will be broadcast live on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90), with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.

NASCAR PR

McDowell on Daytona

"I'm really excited to be here and to have laps under my belt in the Love's Ford. We had pretty smooth practices -- just a few growing pains on my end, getting things fine-tuned. We were working on the shifter and all the things you get used to over the years, because they change when you go to another team and another car. But everybody did a good job, and practice went pretty smoothly, and we're ready for the Duels and the 500.

"It's crazy that the Daytona 500 is going to be my 250th Cup start. There have been a lot of great drivers that have come through the series, and I feel very fortunate that I'm still here and have another opportunity this year. To make 250 is awesome, and to do it at Daytona is special. I've got a lot to look forward to this year and hopefully I can make it count."


McDowell Daytona Stats
13 starts, 1 top-5, 4 top-10s
Best finish: 4th 

Milestone for Michael
The 2018 Daytona 500 will be McDowell's 250th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start.

Meet Michael
Thursday, Feb. 15, 3pm - Ford Performance display (Daytona International Speedway Fan Zone)

FRM PR

Ragan on Daytona

"I always tell people that I feel like we have as good a chance to win the Daytona 500 as anyone. We work extremely hard on our speedway cars, and I have been grateful to drive some fast Fords over the years. The FR9 engine that Doug Yates and his camp provide for us is a great engine for the speedway races. We have a little different rules package with some springs and shocks and set-up we can run at Daytona with a little different schedule and flow for the weekend. It will be a little different than normal so I am excited to hit the race track and run the Duels. 

"It will be a tough weekend and always challenging to win the 500. Going into the weekend I feel as good as anyone should. It is our most important race of the year to get a good start to the season. I think it is a tone setter. You don’t have to win the race to have a good Daytona 500. If you can get out of there with a top-10 or top-15, it puts you on the right path going to Atlanta and Vegas."


Ragan Daytona Stats
22 starts, 1 win, 3 top-5s, 4 top-10s
Best finish: 1st

Meet David
Thursday, Feb. 15, 3pm - Ford Performance display (Daytona International Speedway Fan Zone

FRM PR

NAPA AUTO PARTS has grown its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new agreement that immediately expands its majority sponsorship of driver Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 2018 and extends its support for another two years through the 2020 racing season.

The new agreement increases NAPA’s majority sponsorship of Elliott from 24 to 26 races annually beginning in 2018 and throughout the 2019-2020 extension. It guarantees primary sponsorship of the No. 9 team in the prestigious Daytona 500 each year and continues associate-level sponsorship in all non-primary events.

“NAPA is proud to expand our partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and Chase Elliott, which serves as a key component of our marketing efforts,” said Gaylord Spencer, senior vice president, marketing, for NAPA AUTO PARTS. “This relationship began with a storybook season in 2014 and has seen Chase grow into a top contender in the NASCAR Cup Series. The future looks bright, and we are excited to be a part of it for years to come.”

Atlanta-based NAPA AUTO PARTS began its relationship with Elliott as primary sponsor during the driver’s historic 2014 Xfinity Series season when he became NASCAR’s youngest-ever national series champion while earning rookie of the year and most popular driver honors. Its support continued through another full Xfinity season (2015), Elliott’s five-race Cup Series debut (2015) and as majority sponsor of his first two years at the Cup level (2016 and 2017).

“The relationship with NAPA has been a major part of my career starting in 2014,” Elliott said. “Their support has been huge for me, and I’m very thankful for what they’ve done for our whole team at Hendrick Motorsports. They’re a committed partner, and it’s been a pleasure meeting the people involved with their business all over the country. I’m proud to represent all of those folks and look forward to having them part of our No. 9 team for many more years.”

Elliott earned 2016 Cup Series rookie of the year honors and is coming off his second playoff appearance in as many full seasons at NASCAR’s top level. In addition to his 2014 Xfinity Series title, the 22-year-old Dawsonville, Georgia, native has already posted seven wins and 107 top-10 finishes in NASCAR national series competition.

“NAPA made an incredible commitment early on in Chase’s career, and that has only grown over the years,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “They’re passionate about our sport, but the real key is that racing works for their employees, their customers and their overall business. The No. 9 team and all of us at Hendrick Motorsports are dedicated to NAPA’s success, and we look forward to working together and continuing to deliver in every aspect of our program.”

Hendrick Motorsports PR

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2018) – NAPA AUTO PARTS has grown its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new agreement that immediately expands its majority sponsorship of driver Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 2018 and extends its support for another two years through the 2020 racing season.

The new agreement increases NAPA’s majority sponsorship of Elliott from 24 to 26 races annually beginning in 2018 and throughout the 2019-2020 extension. It guarantees primary sponsorship of the No. 9 team in the prestigious Daytona 500 each year and continues associate-level sponsorship in all non-primary events.

“NAPA is proud to expand our partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and Chase Elliott, which serves as a key component of our marketing efforts,” said Gaylord Spencer, senior vice president, marketing, for NAPA AUTO PARTS. “This relationship began with a storybook season in 2014 and has seen Chase grow into a top contender in the NASCAR Cup Series. The future looks bright, and we are excited to be a part of it for years to come.”

Atlanta-based NAPA AUTO PARTS began its relationship with Elliott as primary sponsor during the driver’s historic 2014 Xfinity Series season when he became NASCAR’s youngest-ever national series champion while earning rookie of the year and most popular driver honors. Its support continued through another full Xfinity season (2015), Elliott’s five-race Cup Series debut (2015) and as majority sponsor of his first two years at the Cup level (2016 and 2017).

“The relationship with NAPA has been a major part of my career starting in 2014,” Elliott said. “Their support has been huge for me, and I’m very thankful for what they’ve done for our whole team at Hendrick Motorsports. They’re a committed partner, and it’s been a pleasure meeting the people involved with their business all over the country. I’m proud to represent all of those folks and look forward to having them part of our No. 9 team for many more years.”

Elliott earned 2016 Cup Series rookie of the year honors and is coming off his second playoff appearance in as many full seasons at NASCAR’s top level. In addition to his 2014 Xfinity Series title, the 22-year-old Dawsonville, Georgia, native has already posted seven wins and 107 top-10 finishes in NASCAR national series competition.

“NAPA made an incredible commitment early on in Chase’s career, and that has only grown over the years,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “They’re passionate about our sport, but the real key is that racing works for their employees, their customers and their overall business. The No. 9 team and all of us at Hendrick Motorsports are dedicated to NAPA’s success, and we look forward to working together and continuing to deliver in every aspect of our program.”

HMS Press Release