NASCAR

Super Chevy Show Returns to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14

on March 18, 2013, 4:07 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

MILLINGTON, TN, (March 18, 2013) – After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the largest Super Chevy Show event in the series, MIR is counting on Super Chevy Show fans and participants in the Mid-South to break last year’s historic records this April 12, 13 & 14 when The Super […]

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Forbes names highest paid drivers in NASCAR

Forbes names highest paid drivers in NASCAR

on March 15, 2013, 5:19 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the highest-paid driver in the sport for the fifth straight year with total earnings of $25.9 million in 2012 by our [Forbes] count. We estimate that Earnhardt earned $12.9 million in combined salary and his share of prize money, which is split with Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt signed a contract extension with Hendrick in 2011 that will […]

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Memphis International Raceway to host BACK TO SCHOOL DRAGS

on March 13, 2013, 10:41 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

March 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International is pleased to partner with the South East Junior Racing Association (SEJRA) for one of the highest paying junior racing events of all time with a $5,000 guaranteed purse.  SEJRA presents The Tommy’s Quality Used Cars Back to School Drags at Memphis International Raceway on September 14-15, 2013. “The SEJRA’s Back to […]

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Memphis International Raceway proudly partners with Hotel Partners

on March 10, 2013, 7:31 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway proudly partners with Hotel Partners to offer Stay and Race Packages for Super Chevy April 12-14 March 9, 2013 (Millington, TN) – The Super Chevy Show is the ultimate experience for the die-hard Chevy fan.  It is widely recognized as the premier national event celebrating all things Chevy.  From high-powered Chevy racing to the spectacular Chevy Show […]

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Memphis International Raceway to hosts the $25,000 Showdowns

on March 1, 2013, 1:18 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway to hosts the $25,000 Showdowns presented by AmericanRaceCars.net March 7-10, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International is pleased to be the host facility for FC2 Promotions inaugural $25K Showdowns March 7-10.  This event will feature four days of on-track action for a total purse in excess of $150,000.  The action is highlighted by a pair of $25,000-to-win […]

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NASCAR Crash

on February 24, 2013, 5:03 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Danica Patrick didn’t get the finish she was looking for but at least this year, she finished the Daytona 500 — and made history in the process. After becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series — let alone the Great American Race — Patrick was competitive throughout the entire race and appeared destined to […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with Bullet Racing Cams

on February 14, 2013, 8:51 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes Bullet Racing Cams as a valued partner through 2014.    Bullet Racing Cams specializes in camshafts and valve train components for serious racers. “We are proud to have the MIR brand associated with Bullet Racing Cams, a well- respected leader in the racing industry.    I am confident this will […]

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R.T. Turbines, Inc. to Sponsor Junior Dragster and DOT Racing Classes at Memphis International Raceway in 2013

on February 14, 2013, 8:50 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes RT Turbines, Inc. as a valued partner through 2014.  R.T. Turbines, located in Marianna, Arkansas will sponsor both the DOT and Junior drag racing classes for the 2013 season. R.T. Turbines, Inc., an FAA certified repair station, specializes in PT6A engine inspection, service, repair and overhaul.  The highly trained […]

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Flash Seats unveiled at the Monster Mile!

Flash Seats unveiled at the Monster Mile!

on February 9, 2013, 1:06 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Is this the future of event tickets. Well if you have ever been to a large event like a NASCAR RACE then you know what a hassle it is to keep up with your tickets. I am not sure how it works or how secure it is. I am hoping that it is secure. As I am not a fan […]

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PALM BEACH AND MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY OWNERSHIP GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION® (IHRA)

on February 6, 2013, 7:44 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach International Raceway™ and Memphis International Raceway™, announced today its acquisition of the International Hot Rod Association® (IHRA), which was majority-owned by Feld Motor Sports®, a division of Feld Entertainment, Inc. The new ownership group will immediately take over management of the 43 year old organization […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office

on February 6, 2013, 10:25 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office February 5, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) teams up again with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s Booze It & Lose It campaign. The Booze It & Lose campaign is designed to reduce impaired driving injuries, fatalities, & associated economic losses. The […]

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Carlyle Group Purchases DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion

on February 5, 2013, 4:33 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ: CG) has completed its acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion. The company will be renamed Axalta Coating Systems, and the investment was primarily funded with equity from Carlyle Partners V and Carlyle Europe Partners III. “We are excited to invest in Axalta Coating Systems and believe its strong market […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IHRA ACQUIRED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IHRA ACQUIRED

on January 30, 2013, 9:04 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

PALM BEACH AND MEMPHIS RACEWAY OWNERSHIP GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION® (IHRA)   Jupiter, Fla. (January 29, 2013) – IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach International Raceway™ and Memphis International Raceway™, announced today its acquisition of the International Hot Rod Association® (IHRA), which was majority-owned by Feld Motor Sports®, a division […]

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Massive wreck ends testing for most

on January 12, 2013, 10:37 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Marcos Ambrose trigger a massive crash that takes out most of the pack during drafting practice.

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NASCAR Credit Update

on January 6, 2013, 9:00 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

NASCAR credit included in “fiscal cliff” deal: UPDATE: The “fiscal cliff” deal reached by the Senate and the White House on New Year’s Eve, and passed in legislative form by the Senate early New Year’s Day, includes many giveaways to special interests–including an extension of a perk enjoyed by “motorsports entertainment complexes” otherwise known as the “NASCAR tax credit.” The […]

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Racing starts In Jan for the Daytona 500 in Feb

on January 6, 2013, 8:57 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Jan. 10-12: pre-Daytona 500 testing at Daytona International Speedway. Jan. 17-18: 2nd round of testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jan. 19: (NMPA) National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame ceremony in Charlotte. Jan. 21-24: Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Media Tour. Jan. 28-29: testing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Feb. 8: NASCAR Hall of Fame class 3 induction. Feb 9: NASCAR […]

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NASCAR credit included in “fiscal cliff” deal

NASCAR credit included in “fiscal cliff” deal

on January 2, 2013, 8:45 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

NASCAR credit included in “fiscal cliff” deal: The “fiscal cliff” deal reached by the Senate and the White House on New Year’s Eve, and passed in legislative form by the Senate early New Year’s Day, includes many giveaways to special interests–including an extension of a perk enjoyed by “motorsports entertainment complexes” otherwise known as the “NASCAR tax credit.” The provision, […]

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Stewart wins POWRi Midget Battle

on December 17, 2012, 3:31 PM / in NASCAR

Tony Stewart returned to his short-track roots Saturday, winning the feature in the third annual Battle at the Center on the one-sixth mile indoor Mini Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center. The 41-year-old from Columbus, Ind., led all 40 laps in the non-points event organized and sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. It had 67 entries […]

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