NASCAR Nuggets from the Net: December 18, 2012

December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013

NASCAR track presidents make wager for BCS National Championship Game

This year’s BCS National Championship game has ties to two of NASCAR’s biggest tracks and the respective presidents of those tracks are not letting that fact go unnoticed it was announced Tuesday. When The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on Alabama’s Crimson Tide on January 7, Chicagoland’s President Scott Paddock and Talladega Superspeedway’s Chairman Grant Lynch will be playing closer attention than some.

The presidents have agreed to have the lose buy lunch for the entire staff of the winning track and will have to pose for a video in the winning team’s colors.

Scott Paddock, who played basketball for Notre Dame, has placed his bet on his Alma Mater, while Grant Lynch will be betting on Alabama – his team’s biggest rival.

Apparently Lynch is a diehard Auburn Tigers fan, so for this bet he’ll be supporting the conference.

If the Tide wins the BCS Championship, Paddock will have to purchase Chicago-style deep dish pizza for the Talladega Superspeedway staff. And if the Fighting Irish pull off a victory, Lynch owes the staff of Chicagoland Speedway Alabama’s famous Dreamland Barbecue.

NASCAR fans take note if you plan to attend the next races at  either Talladega Superspeedway or Chicagoland Speedway because the loser of this bet will find themselves wearing the opponent’s team gear, and the video will be shown on the Sprint Vision screens at the winners next race.  Examiner.com

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Danica Patrick on her new Sonic racing game: ‘I shoot balls of flames’

Patrick’s converting vehicle can race against Sonic the Hedgehog

CNN – Even if you know nothing about IndyCar or NASCAR, the odds are you know the name Danica Patrick.

The trailblazing race car driver has been exposed to a global audience through Super Bowl commercials, modeling shoots and other mainstream partnerships. She’s helped IndyCar and NASCAR spread their audiences beyond core racing fans.

That brand awareness hasn’t been lost in the video game space. A few years ago Patrick worked with Activision to promote its racing game, “Blur.” And she is one of the featured drivers in both of Activision’s licensed NASCAR console games.

Now she’s partnered with Sega for its new arcade racing game, “Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.” Gamers can race Patrick’s converting vehicle – it flies, drives and floats – against popular Sega characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails and Dr. Robotnick. Gamers can even put her up against Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph for a virtual race.

Patrick, who was recently named Nationwide’s most popular driver by NASCAR fans, took some time to play the new Sega game and talk about her own gaming background in an exclusive interview for CNN.

Red Horse Racing Signs John Wes Townley

After closing out the organizations’ most successful season to date, Red Horse Racing has signed John Wes Townley to join the team in 2013. Townley is slated to drive the No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra with Zaxby’s serving as the primary sponsor for the 22-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Red Horse Racing

KBM Continues Youth Movement with Addition of Kligerman

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that the team has signed 22-year-old Parker Kligerman to compete for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver’s championship. Kligerman will pilot the No. 77 Toyota Camry for the entirety of the 33-race schedule. Kyle Busch Motorsports

Unprecedented Behind-The-Scenes Tour Literally Gets Race Fans in the Garage

Garage Tour Package is your only ticket into NASCAR’s ‘Nerve Center’

There’s only one place to get a behind the scenes look at the NASCAR garage from a truly unique vantage point. And there’s only one way to get it.

During the Auto Club 400 Weekend March 22-24 at Auto Club Speedway, NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to see the inside workings of both NASCAR Sprint Cup teams and NNS teams at work, literally from the inside and from a birds eye view from an elevated high-rise platform located in the center of the garage.

Auto Club Speedway Garage Tours include a view from the top in the “Frontrunners Garage” (Sprint Cup) as well as the Nationwide competitors in Garage 1. A skilled tour guide will walk fans through NASCAR’s nerve center with a behind-the-scenes look into the garage area which includes high-def televisions dotting the landscape as well as the unique vantage point.

The Garage Tour Package includes:

  • Guided NASCAR Garage Tour
  • Auto Club 400 Ticket (rows 24-48)
  • Royal Purple 300 Ticket
  • NASCAR Qualifying Day Ticket

Offer expires March 21, 2013 or while supplies last

Auto Club Speedway

NASCAR track presidents make wager for BCS National Championship Game

This year’s BCS National Championship game has ties to two of NASCAR’s biggest tracks and the respective presidents of those tracks are not letting that fact go unnoticed it was announced Tuesday. When The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on Alabama’s Crimson Tide on January 7, Chicagoland’s President Scott Paddock and Talladega Superspeedway’s Chairman Grant Lynch will be playing closer attention than some.

The presidents have agreed to have the lose buy lunch for the entire staff of the winning track and will have to pose for a video in the winning team’s colors.

Scott Paddock, who played basketball for Notre Dame, has placed his bet on his Alma Mater, while Grant Lynch will be betting on Alabama – his team’s biggest rival. Apparently Lynch is a diehard Auburn Tigers fan, so for this bet he’ll be supporting the conference.

If the Tide wins the BCS Championship, Paddock will have to purchase Chicago-style deep dish pizza for the Talladega Superspeedway staff. And if the Fighting Irish pull off a victory, Lynch owes the staff of Chicagoland Speedway Alabama’s famous Dreamland Barbecue.

NASCAR fans take note if you plan to attend the next races at  either Talladega Superspeedway or Chicagoland Speedway because the loser of this bet will find themselves wearing the opponent’s team gear, and the video will be shown on the Sprint Vision screens at the winners next race.  Examiner.com

Danica Patrick on her new Sonic racing game: ‘I shoot balls of flames’

Patrick’s converting vehicle can race against Sonic the Hedgehog

CNN – Even if you know nothing about IndyCar or NASCAR, the odds are you know the name Danica Patrick.

The trailblazing race car driver has been exposed to a global audience through Super Bowl commercials, modeling shoots and other mainstream partnerships. She’s helped IndyCar and NASCAR spread their audiences beyond core racing fans.

That brand awareness hasn’t been lost in the video game space. A few years ago Patrick worked with Activision to promote its racing game, “Blur.” And she is one of the featured drivers in both of Activision’s licensed NASCAR console games.

Now she’s partnered with Sega for its new arcade racing game, “Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.” Gamers can race Patrick’s converting vehicle – it flies, drives and floats – against popular Sega characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails and Dr. Robotnick. Gamers can even put her up against Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph for a virtual race.

Patrick, who was recently named Nationwide’s most popular driver by NASCAR fans, took some time to play the new Sega game and talk about her own gaming background in an exclusive interview for CNN.

Cargill To Serve As a Primary Sponsor For Trevor Bayne’s 2013 Nationwide Series Championship Run

Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford Mustang will have a familiar look when Trevor Bayne takes the reins of the Championship team in 2013. The organization announced today that Cargill will return as a partial-season primary sponsor for the No. 6 NASCAR Nationwide Series team next year, starting with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Crew chief Mike Kelley will return to lead the team. Roush Fenway Racing 

 

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