Burger King signs on to sponsor Stewart’s No. 14

Company will be primary sponsor for two Cup races in ’09 Burger King Corp. announced Wednesday that the company has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing. As part of the sponsorship agreement, BKC has two primary paint schemes on the No. 14 Sprint Cup car which will be featured at […]

NASCAR Stars To Kick Off 2009 Season In Rolex 24 At Daytona

“DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2009) – The Daytona 500 and the start of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is less than three weeks away but a number of drivers and owners will make an early visit to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Since 1962, NASCAR stars have been […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and JR Motorsports to be featured in Nationwide Insurance 2009 marketing campaign

“NASCAR Nationwide Series sponsor introduces ‘Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash’ and NASCAR Nationwide Series ESPN ‘Driver Pick ‘Em’ game at media day Charlotte, NC — Nationwide Insurance announced today at NASCAR Nationwide Series media day that NASCAR racing superstar, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his company JR Motorsports will be featured in a new marketing campaign […]

ExxonMobil Continues Commitment To NASCAR With Mobil 1 Motor Oil And Mobil Lubricants

Official Motor Oil and Official Lubricants Designations Renewed Through 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 19, 2009) – As a reflection of the value of the relationship with the nation’s number one motorsport, ExxonMobil today announced the renewal of a long-standing official partnership with NASCAR for its Mobil 1 motor oil and Mobil brand of lubricant products. The […]

Bud Shootout Needs Red Flagged

“The Bud Shootout. It was an alluring race to kickoff NASCAR seasons. To qualify, a driver needed to have either won a pole in the previous season or have won the Bud Shootout previously. We [fans] were treated to a spirited race that was short on laps, deep with star drivers, and removed from points-racing. […]

2009 NASCAR Fantasy Season Preview

“Welcome back to OBW as we get ready to start a new fantasy NASCAR season. First off I would like to invite all of you to join me in my Yahoo fantasy league. Just go to Yahoo Fantasy Racing and sign in or sign up. It’s free! Then click on join a group. The group […]

Has the 4-car team outgrown its usefulness?

“Three or four years ago Hendrick Motorsports and Roush Racing were dominating the sport. People pointed to their 4 and 5-car teams as a major reason for their successes (nevermind their impressive collections of mechanical, engineering and driving talent). The theory said that the more cars you had, the more data you could compile and […]

2009 Budweiser Shootout At Daytona Features Revised Format

Race To Feature Top 6 Teams From Each Manufacturer, Based On 2008 Owner Points, Plus A ‘Wild Card’ Entry DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2009) – NASCAR announced Friday a revision to the 2009 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides each manufacturer with a ‘wild card’ entry, increasing the size of the field from […]

Kleenex Racing Ford Fusion to be Powered by Ernie Elliott Motors

” (Nashville, Tennessee) January 15, 2009 – Baker Curb racing announced today that they have reached an agreement with legendary engine builder Ernie Elliott to provide the engines for the No. 27 Kleenex Racing Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2009. With his extensive background and reputation for building race-winning engines, Ernie Elliott […]

Labonte gets a ride, Roush expands to nine teams

It’s late in the offseason, but Bobby Labonte finally has a ride. The former champion will drive the #96 car for Hall of Fame Racing in a new partnership with Yates Racing. The move is interesting for Labonte. He can still drive, but because he’s been mired in Petty equipment for the last three seasons […]