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France family poised to take over Laguna Seca operations

Filed under: Motorsports International Speedway Corporation, the company owned by NASCAR’s France family that controls roughly half of NASCAR’s tracks might take over California’s famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Continue reading France family poised to take over Laguna Seca operations France family poised to take over Laguna Seca operations originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, [...]

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GoDaddy won’t sponsor Danica Patrick in 2016

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Motorsports Danica Patric needs to find a new racing sponsor for the 2016 Sprint Cup season because her longtime partner GoDaddy is leaving the sport to focus on international markets. She may still remain a spokesperson for the company, though. Continue reading GoDaddy won’t sponsor Danica Patrick in 2016 GoDaddy won’t sponsor [...]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Football, NASCAR, and Dave Weigel Come To White House

Good morning, loyal Banter members, and welcome to your weekly look behind the scenes of our White House coverage. We’ve got some real treats in store this week, including an impromptu interview with Bloomberg’s Dave Weigel, a stakeout with the NCAA champion Ohio State Buckeyes, and an exclusive look at one of the most beautiful [...]

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Toyota Mirai officially first hydrogen-powered pace car

Filed under: Green, Marketing/Advertising, Motorsports, Toyota, United States, Sedan, Hydrogen, Racing The 2016 Toyota Mirai became the first hydrogen-fueled pace car in NASCAR history at Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Continue reading Toyota Mirai officially first hydrogen-powered pace car Toyota Mirai officially first hydrogen-powered pace car originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, [...]

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Kurt Busch reinstated by NASCAR

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Motorsports, Racing NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been reinstated to racing effective immediately. He remains under indefinite probation and must enter a treatment program. Despite missing some events this season, Busch is also still being allowed to compete in The Chase. Continue reading Kurt Busch reinstated by NASCAR Kurt Busch reinstated [...]

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Kurt Busch will not face domestic violence charges

Filed under: Government/Legal, Motorsports NASCAR champion Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges stemming from accusations of domestic violence filed by his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Continue reading Kurt Busch will not face domestic violence charges Kurt Busch will not face domestic violence charges originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 EST. [...]

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Kurt Busch suspended indefinitely after losing appeal

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Motorsports, Chevrolet, Racing NASCAR has officially suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely after he was found in violation of two specific clauses in the stock racing rulebook stemming from the domestic violence case against him in Delaware. He will not race in the Daytona 500. Continue reading Kurt Busch suspended indefinitely after losing [...]

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Kurt Busch and ex-girlfriend legal drama continues, attorneys say she lied on the stand

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Motorsports, Racing Lawyers for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch claim his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll lied under oath in their final written arguments in the case. Driscoll is requesting a no-contact order against the 2004 champion after he allegedly assaulted her in his motorhome following a race in Delaware in September 2014. [...]

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Autoblog fan favorite car ads from Super Bowl XLIX

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, GM, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota We’ve tabulated the votes and found the winners and losers in the advertising battle royale that is the 2015 Super Bowl. Continue reading Autoblog fan favorite car ads from Super Bowl XLIX Autoblog fan favorite car ads from Super Bowl XLIX [...]

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Autoblog fan favorite car ads from Super Bowl XLIX

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, GM, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota We’ve tabulated the votes and found the winners and losers in the advertising battle royale that is the 2015 Super Bowl. Continue reading Autoblog fan favorite car ads from Super Bowl XLIX Autoblog fan favorite car ads from Super Bowl XLIX [...]

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Watch Nick Offerman’s hilarious NASCAR promo song

Filed under: Celebrities, Humor, Marketing/Advertising, Motorsports, TV/Movies, Videos, United States, Racing Rugged comedian Nick Offerman has a new ad for NASCAR races airing on NBC featuring a hilarious tune about how the sport keeps Americans from getting too soft. Plus, those who watch races from the track have plenty of grilled meat and beer to [...]

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Jeff Gordon says 2015 will be his last full-time season in NASCAR

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, Videos Jeff Gordon has confirmed that this will be his last NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Gordon made the official announcement to his team at the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports headquarters Thursday. However, Gordon is refraining from using the word “retire,” as he plans “to stay extremely busy in the years ahead.” [...]

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