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With the dawn of the 2013 NASCAR season comes, too, a new form of digital entertainment for fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
 
Earnhardt Jr. and JR Motorsports announced today the birth of Dirty Mo Radio, an online home for radio-style podcasts centrally themed around NASCAR’s 10-time most popular driver. Dirty Mo Radio will be based at Earnhardt Jr.’s official site, www.DaleJr.com, but its podcasts will also be available free-of-charge on common podcasting outlets such as iTunes.
 
“Dirty Mo Radio's programming will cover a wide range of topics and perspectives,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “Racing is the biggest part of Dale’s life, but it’s not the only part. We hope to create programming not just about Dale but about his interests, such as music, sports, and NASCAR history.”
 
Dirty Mo Radio will officially launch on Monday, Feb. 18, with the debut of The Dale Jr. Download – a weekly podcast that will recap Earnhardt Jr.’s previous race with behind-the-scenes insight from team members, media, and family. It will be hosted by popular North Carolina radio personality Taylor Zarzour and air every Monday throughout the NASCAR season.
 
“On Mondays, we do the same thing at the shop that all race fans do – talk about the weekend’s races,” said Earnhardt Miller. “It’s the first day of the work week, so we dissect what was good, what was bad, and how our favorite drivers fared. That is essentially what you can expect on The Dale Jr. Download. We have a lot of different programming ideas for Dirty Mo Radio, but to launch us off, we felt the first podcast has to be devoted to Dale’s on-track activity, because that’s what fans care about most.”
 
Dirty Mo Radio, which received its name from the Earnhardt Jr.-created Dirty Mo brand, will add programming throughout the year as it builds to become the ultimate haven for Dale Jr. digital entertainment. Programming will be produced at Hammerhead Studios, the Earnhardt Jr.-owned production company.
 
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After its inaugural season with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2012 that saw Outback Steakhouse deliver over 100,000 free Bloomin’ Onions® to race fans, Bloomin’ MondayTMis back for 2013.

Every time Ryan “Bloomin’ “Newman finishes in the top-10 of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, fans can get a free Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse on the Monday immediately following the race. Fans simply need to reference the promotion to their server to receive their Bloomin’ Onion. Newman scored 15 top-10 finishes in 2012 (including the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race).

The race is on for a free Bloomin’ Onion beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Newman won the 50th running of the Daytona 500 in 2008.

“I’m happy that Outback Steakhouse is continuing the Bloomin’ Monday promotion for the 2013 season,” said Newman, driver of the No. 39 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing. “It was cool that the fans could get something from our team having a good finish. It gave them another reason to cheer us on.

“Believe me, I heard from fans who were disappointed when we didn’t get top-10s. We had 15 top-10 finishes last year, a number we’re planning to beat in 2013, which will make for a lot of happy Bloomin’ Onion fans.”

Outback Steakhouse will be the primary sponsor of Newman and the No. 39 team for three races in 2013 – at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in April, Daytona International Speedway in July and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth in November. When not serving as a primary sponsor, Outback Steakhouse will be an associate sponsor with placement on the B-post of the No. 39 Chevrolet.

“The launch of our Bloomin’ Monday promotion in 2012 fueled results beyond what we had hoped,” said Mike Kappitt, chief marketing officer, Outback Steakhouse. “Outback is looking forward to this 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and cheering Ryan on to many more top-10 finishes.”

Offer valid with any purchase. One per table. Offer subject to change. Prices and participation may vary.

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It was announced today that Danica Patrick will pilot Turner Scott Motorsports' fourth entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Daytona International Speedway. Patrick, who will be a full-time Rookie of the Year candidate in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) in 2013, will be behind the wheel of the No. 34 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Camaro in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300. Veteran crew chief Mike Greci will be calling the shots from atop the pit box.

 

The former IndyCar driver, who made her Nationwide Series debut at the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 2010, has five previous NNS starts in Daytona, with a best finish of 10th (July, 2011). Patrick has three top-five starts at the Daytona Beach, Fla. track, including one pole award, which she earned in the first race of the 2012 season.

 

Patrick, who is the first woman in history to win an IndyCar race, has raced in a total of 58 NNS events, completing one full-time season in 2012. Patrick finished 10th in the 2012 driver point standings, tallying one top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The Roscoe, Ill. native also earned the NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver award following her first full-time NNS campaign.

 

Patrick's longtime sponsor GoDaddy.com will back the No. 34 Nationwide entry. GoDaddy.com is the world's largest Web host and domain name provider.

 

"I'm looking forward to competing in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona driving the No.34 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Camaro," said Patrick. "Turner Scott Motorsports is a great organization and they've got great people to work with. I really have to thank everybody at GoDaddy for this opportunity. They are always so supportive of what I do."

 

Turner Scott Motorsports heads to Daytona International Speedway as the defending winner of the February race; 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher claimed his first NNS win at the season opener in 2012. Patrick will partner with full-time TSM teammates Justin Allgaier, Kyle Larson and Nelson Piquet Jr. in the 300-mile restrictor plate race.

 

"We are very happy to announce the addition of Danica Patrick to our lineup for the race in Daytona," said team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. "We think a lot of Danica and what she's achieved so far in NASCAR. She's a great qualifier at Daytona and she has a lot of experience there in her relatively short NASCAR career. We think Turner Scott Motorsports has a lot of potential for the first race of the season and we're looking forward to getting to the racetrack."

 

The NASCAR Nationwide Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 23rd with the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The race will air live on ESPN and MRN beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.

 

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A few short hours after voting closed, the annual NASCAR Media Day opened. The first announcement of the day: Fans have decided the race format for The Sprint Unlimited, Saturday night’s season-opening event.

 

In voting that closed last night at 11:59 p.m. ET, fans voted on the first component – the length of the race’s three segments – to be set at 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps.

For the first time in the sport’s 65-year history, NASCAR and Sprint announced last month that fans would vote to decide several key competition elements in The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona (8 p.m. ET, FOX, FOX Deportes, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio).

The winning combination for the segment lengths received 55 percent of the votes, while the option for 40 laps, 20 laps and 15 laps finished second with 23 percent. In last place, the format consisting of 35 laps, 30 laps and 10 laps finished with 22 percent of the votes.

“By giving the fans the power to decide the length of the three segments in the Sprint Unlimited, we feel there will be an unprecedented buzz surrounding the event,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “The 30-25-20-lap format the fans voted for will create three distinctly different segments that will keep fans enthralled throughout the race.”

Fans still have an opportunity to vote on two other competition elements during Saturday night’s race.

Fans have until the green flag drops at the start of the race to vote for the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment. The three choices are a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all at the completion of the first segment. Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the 25-lap second segment. The four choices are none, two, four or six.

Votes for the remaining two categories can be cast on NASCAR’s new official mobile app – NASCAR Mobile ’13 – or at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited. All votes made through the NASCAR Mobile ’13 app will count twice.

Fans are encouraged to follow @NASCAR on Twitter to engage in the conversation via the hashtags #NASCAR and #SprintUnlimited.

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The date of this year’s Daytona 500 is an important landmark for Ford and Wood Brothers Racing. The green flag for this year’s“Great American Race” marks the 50th anniversary of the day substitute driver Tiny Lund drove a 1963 Ford Galaxie built by Leonard Wood to the Blue Oval’s first Daytona 500 win in 1963.

 

The odds were undeniably against him. Lund was only in the seat because the Woods’ regular driver, Marvin Panch, who had already qualified the Wood Brothers’ Ford for the Daytona 500, was injured trying to set a speed record in a sports car at the track 10 days before the race.

 

Panch, who lost control of the car in turn three, was pinned inside until Glen Wood, NASCAR official Johnny Bruner, crewmen and drivers, including Lund, ran to free him as the car caught fire. Incredibly, it was Lund – the strongest of the rescuers – who was able to pull Panch away from the wreck. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Honor for the rescue.

 

Losing a driver 10 days before the race could’ve been devastating to the team’s chances, but in what has so often been the case for the oldest continually running team in NASCAR, Lund’s win was a moment that must have been meant to be. It was largely possible because Leonard Wood, in a demonstration of his foresight and innovation, had equipped the Galaxie with a modified right-front spindle so the tire wore evenly through the corners, allowing the team to go without changing the tires.

 

To honor both Lund’s victory and Leonard Wood’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing has partnered with Wood Brothers Racing to create a special paint scheme for this year’s Daytona 500.

 

Driver Trevor Bayne, who had his own storybook moment when he won on NASCAR’s biggest stage in 2011, will pilot the Rangoon Red and Corinthian White Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion tribute car that mirrors the Galaxie Lund drove to Victory Lane.

 

“We are happy to honor this 50th anniversary with Wood Brothers Racing and Ford,” said Mary Lou Quesnell, marketing director, Ford Customer Service Division. “The story behind it is just incredible. Congratulations to Wood Brothers Racing and Leonard Wood for joining his brother Glen in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We couldn’t be more proud to support you.”

 

The 1963 Galaxie the Woods built for Leonard’s display in the Hall of Fame’s Hall of Honor will be on display in the Sprint Fan Zone in the infield of Daytona International Speedway during the race weekend. It took the family – including engineering genius Leonard Wood -18 months and countless hours of searching for the parts and pieces to make an exact twin of Lund’s car, from the wheels to the paint used.

 

“We’ve always been a Ford team, and we’ve had Motorcraft on our cars for a long time,” said Eddie Wood, who co-owns Wood Brothers Racing with his brother Len. “Our family has such a rich history in NASCAR and we love to tell the stories. We’re fortunate to have a sponsor that appreciates the history of the sport and especially our family’s history in stock car racing as much as we do.

“We were able to honor our dad, Glen, with a special car at Charlotte in 2011. We couldn’t ask for better timing. Maybe lightning will strike again and we’ll get a win with Leonard’s car.”

 

For live updates from the Daytona 500, follow the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion team on Twitter (MQL_Racing) and Facebook (click on the “Twitter” icon). Follow Wood Brothers Racing on Facebook and Twitter (@WoodBrothers21) and driver Trevor Bayne on Facebook and Twitter (@TBayne21).

 

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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and iconic Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick will sit down for a Q&A with SiriusXM listeners for a special edition of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" will take place on February 21 (8:00 pm ET) in the Bill France Room at Daytona International Speedway and will air live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier).

The special will be moderated by Gordon's esteemed former crew chief, Ray Evernham, ESPN analyst and former NASCAR team owner, who was on the pit box for three of Gordon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, and will feature Gordon and Hendrick taking questions from the studio audience about their careers and experiences in NASCAR.

"Daytona is a truly special place," Hendrick said. "Interacting with the fans there will be a fun experience, and I think the 'Town Hall' format will bring out a lot of great stories. I'm grateful to SiriusXM for the invitation and excited to do something like this with Jeff and Ray. We're all looking forward to a memorable night."

"Rick and Ray have been instrumental to my success on the track, and they are great friends of mine off the track," said Gordon. "While I'm really looking forward to this event on SiriusXM because of its 'laid back' nature, I'm actually a bit concerned, too. Those two know way too much about me!"

"Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon are two of the most accomplished figures in NASCAR's long history," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "They both achieved extraordinary success at a young age and have consistently remained at the top of their sport. We're very excited to have them participate in our 'Town Hall' series and give our listeners a chance to meet and interact with them in a very unique and personal way."

Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, has raced his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career with Hendrick Motorsports since signing with the team in 1992 at the age of 20. In that time he became a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion (1995, '97, '98 and 2001) and three-time Daytona 500 winner (1997, '99 and 2005). He is third on NASCAR's all-time wins list with 87 career victories, and has the most wins in NASCAR's modern era (1972-present). Among his many remarkable career accomplishments, Gordon became the youngest champion in NASCAR's modern era, the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500, and the youngest driver to reach 50 wins.

Rick Hendrick is the chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, which encompasses more than 100 retail franchises and 8,000 employees across 13 states, and owner of Hendrick Motorsports, one of NASCAR's preeminent race teams. Hendrick Motorsports has garnered a NASCAR record 13 owner's championships and 14 overall: 10 in the Sprint Cup Series, three in the Camping World Truck Series and one in the Nationwide Series. Its roster of stock-car drivers includes four-time champion Jeff Gordon, five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick is currently second on NASCAR's all-time Cup wins list (1949-present) and leads all owners in modern era victories (1972-present).

A leukemia survivor, Hendrick is involved with numerous charitable endeavors, including the Hendrick Marrow Program, which he founded in 1997, and the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. Gordon is an active philanthropist who supports various organizations and causes through the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation. In December, he became just the seventh recipient of the Heisman Humanitarian Award.

After the live broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series featuring intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Goodell, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Gregg Allman, Usher, Mike Krzyzewski and Tony Hawk.

SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" on February 21. Listen to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio or visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall for Official Rules and details.

Sirius XM Radio is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR and broadcasts every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live exclusively on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, the only radio channel dedicated to NASCAR 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is available nationwide on channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier and is simulcast online at SiriusXM.com and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphone and other mobile devices.

SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on February 24, plus live daily coverage from Daytona International Speedway throughout NASCAR Speedweeks.

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Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) (NYSE:TRK) on February 13, 2013 declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be payable on March 15, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013.

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. The Company also equally-owns Motorsports Authentics, a joint venture with International Speedway Corporation to produce, market and sell licensed motorsports merchandise. For more information about Speedway Motorsports, visit www.speedwaymotorsports.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, particularly statements with regard to our future operations and financial results. There are many factors that affect future events and trends of our business including, but not limited to, economic factors, geopolitical conditions, weather, the success of NASCAR and others as sanctioning bodies, the success of our Motorsports Authentics merchandising joint venture, capital projects and expansion, financing needs, and a host of other factors both within and outside of management control. These factors and other factors, including those contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from management's views and expectations. Inclusion of any information or statement in this news release does not necessarily imply that such information or statement is material. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revised or updated forward-looking information, and such information included in this news release is based on information currently available and may not be reliable after this date.

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3rd Annual Checkered Flag Run (www.CheckeredFlagRun.com) returns to Phoenix March 1-3.

The diversity-focused biker event is a multicultural motorcycle experience and has expanded into a three-day weekend of entertainment and motorcycle ride to NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500, Sun., March 3.

The weekend includes a comedy show at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino featuring Bill Bellamy; drag racing, Firebird International Raceway; Coors Light Leather & Lace Ball; and a Bike Show and entertainment at Chester's Harley-Davidson. Checkered Flag Run is hosted by Phoenix International Raceway (PIR); Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino; Chester's, Chandler and Arrowhead Harley-Davidson dealers; and The Radisson Hotel.

"This is the perfect event to bring everyone together for a multicultural motorcycle experience," said Checkered Flag Run founder, Alan "AP" Powell. "It's geared to all ethnic groups and Arizona is one of the best places to throw a bike event. We have great weather, hospitality and it is an awesome place to ride. And, we intend to grow this event and make Arizona the new mecca for multicultural bikers."

For motor cycle enthusiasts interested in Drag Racing, entry is $50 to Checkered Flag Run Motorcycle Drag Racing for a chance to win $5,000 in cash prizes, Fri., March 1 (watch for $10), Firebird International Raceway. Sat., March 2, it's $25 to attend Coors Light Leather & Lace Ball, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Sun., March 3, a $35 'multicultural ticket' is available for the NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500 at PIR. Area Harley-Davidson dealers host weekend gatherings: Chandler Harley-Davidson offers free food/drink Fri., March 1; Chester's Harley-Davidson hosts a bike show, picnic and music Sat., March 2; and a Sunday ride to NASCAR ends at the Checkered Flag Run Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Coral inside the NASCAR midway.

Tickets at www.CheckeredFlagRun.com or 1.866.977.6849; at PIR; and Chester's, Chandler and Arrowhead Harley-Davidson dealers.

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A new car. It’s a prospect that can be both daunting and exhilarating. It’s visually appealing yet financially intimidating. It’s a rite of passage and often times reflective of varying life stages, from living the single life to joining the ranks of parenthood. And the options? Practically limitless. Chevrolet alone is introducing 13 new vehicles this year. Whether in the market for the sportiness of a Corvette, the luxury of an Impala or the spaciousness of a Traverse, possibilities abound for satisfying the wants and needs a new car provides.

Above all, a new car is a clean slate. There is no history to overcome. With little to zero mileage, it’s free of dents, dings or scratches. It’s like a new start in life, not unlike what will unfold during the next two weeks at the world center of speed – Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway – where the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins.

One of the main headline-makers as part of the season’s debut is nothing other than a new car. Sprint Cup’s sixth-generation (Gen-6) car, which was designed to accommodate greater manufacturer brand identity while increasing rivalry and faster racing, means teams will be dealing with a number of unknowns as the season unfolds. However, those question marks are the same for everyone which, in theory, equates to a level playing field.

That’s a theory that exists on paper. But races aren’t won or lost on paper. Triumph and defeat are found on the asphalt of the tracks that make up the 36-race Sprint Cup schedule. Perhaps no one knows this better than Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR).

For Stewart, the rare breed of racer who successfully carries the dual title of driver and owner at SHR, dealing with a new car is something that’s not so new. In fact, it’s an asset for Stewart, the T-shirt and jeans-wearing everyman from Columbus, Ind.

The unknown is a known entity for Stewart, who as an up-and-coming USAC driver had to adapt to different cars at different tracks – some asphalt and some dirt – in a matter of just a few laps. In his 30-plus years of racing, the versatile Stewart has adapted and overcome his way to 12 driving championships – three of which have come in the elite Sprint Cup Series (2002, 2005, 2011). The pursuit of a fourth Sprint Cup title kicks off this weekend at Daytona, where a career that has already seen 47 Sprint Cup victories rolls on.

Stewart made his first career Sprint Cup start at Daytona on Feb. 14, 1999. Since making his series debut 15 years ago at the historic, 2.5-mile superspeedway, Stewart has earned a pole, four wins, six top-threes, eight top-fives, 13 top-10s and has led a total of 665 laps in his 28 career, point-paying Sprint Cup starts at Daytona. His average Daytona start is 11.6, his average finish is 16.1, and he has a lap completion rate of 92.2 percent. Additionally, he enters Speedweeks having won the track’s most recent Sprint Cup race – the 2012 Coke Zero 400 last July.

Success at Daytona hasn’t been limited to Sprint Cup. Stewart has wins in the former IROC Series, as well as the Nationwide Series, where he has six victories in the season-opening race, including four straight from 2008 through 2011. Despite those accolades, the most glaring omission from Stewart’s resume is a Daytona 500 win. Although he has yet to add his name to the Harley J. Earl trophy, Stewart has earned a total of 18 career Daytona wins – a feat that places him second on the track’s all-time win list, 16 behind the legendary Dale Earnhardt (34 Daytona wins). But as another Speedweeks dawns, Stewart has the opportunity to add four more wins to his already impressive tally, as he’ll compete in the Feb. 16 non-points Sprint Unlimited, the Feb. 21 non-points Budweiser Duel, the Feb. 23 Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race, and the 55th Daytona 500 on Feb. 24.

With all that Stewart has accomplished, the opportunities to experience “firsts” are few and far between. With Daytona again upon Stewart, the future NASCAR Hall-of-Famer will have multiple chances to experience the thrill of a first, and a new car may just be the vehicle he needs to score that elusive Daytona 500 victory.

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RACERSITES has partnered with Mooresville Motorplex (MMX) as the title sponsor of a five-week points championship, the RACERSITES Cup, with the inaugural event scheduled for March 13.

 

A leading provider of website design, development and management services for clients in motorsports industries, RACERSITES will provide Web-based live timing and scoring features on the official website of the MMX, www.mooresvillemotorplex.com. LapTrax, a RACERSITES proprietary product, retrieves data directly from the official timekeeping software at the racing facility and delivers it to website visitors in real time. The application was developed to cater to as wide an audience as possible, and can be accessed via smart phones and mobile devices. Not only can competitors follow the action on their mobile devices at the track, racing enthusiasts can follow the excitement from home.

 

In addition to the MMX prize structure, the Davidson, N.C.-based company will grant contingency awards each week to qualified entrants, with the grand prize of a FASTRAX website (valued at $2,500) to be awarded at the series finale.

 

"I am thrilled about the relationship that RACERSITES has with MMX, and we are proud to sponsor the RACERSITES Cup," said Chuck Tate, Owner and CEO of RACERSITES. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Justin Marks. His hard work, dedication and attention to detail have resulted in one of the most beautiful and competitive kart tracks that I've ever seen. Karting is a hobby and passion of mine, so this partnership is exciting both professionally and personally."

 

The RACERSITES Cup will run every Wednesday night for five consecutive weeks, beginning on March 13 and featuring TaG Senior and TaG Masters classes, in addition to a Lite and Heavy class of rental kart racing using the MMX fleet of Sodikart RT8 390cc karts. Champions in each class will be crowned at the completion of the series on April 10. Each weekly segment of the RACERSITES Cup will consist of two practice sessions, a qualifying session and feature race under the lights for each class. The detailed track schedule is available at www.mooresvillemotorplex.com, or click here for the direct link.

 

Competitors in the TaG classes can pre-register through the MMX online store, with a $50 discount offered to those registering for all five RACERSITES Cup events prior to the March 13 series kick off. Participants interested in the Rental Kart League can pre-register over the phone (704.696.2926) or at the MMX retail store, likewise receiving a discount for signing up for all five events prior to the first race. Registration for all classes will also be available on-site each week.

 

For complete event details, including rules sheets, please visit www.mooresvillemotorplex.com. Spectators and crew members will be charged a $10 Facility Entrance Fee; however, competitors will only be charged their RACERSITES Cup event registration fee and MMX members will complimentary access.

 

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