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Elliott named to World’s 50 Most Marketable Athletes

For the seventh time, London-based sports publishing outfit SportsPro has produced its annual list of the world’s 50 most marketable athletes. Athletes from across the world have been ranked according to their marketing potential over a three-year period from this summer. Value for money Age Home market Charisma Willingness to be marketed Crossover appeal Elliott started […]

Hamlin wins thrilling Daytona 500

By Holly Cain (NASCAR.com, Feb. 21, 2016). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin earned his first Daytona 500 victory in the closest finish in the race’s storied 58-year history, pushing his No. 11 FedEx Toyota ahead of Martin Truex Jr.’s Toyota at the finish line by ten-hundreds of a second (0.010) – a half-foot winning difference in NASCAR’s most celebrated […]

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Elliott wins 2016 Daytona 500 pole

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Feb. 14, 2016) — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chase Elliott‘s rookie campaign just got a jump-start. Faced with the daunting prospect of succeeding Jeff Gordon in the No. 24Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, the 20-year-old Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate drove the same chassis to the same result Gordon accomplished last year—the pole […]

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Kahne’s DRIVE event donates $400,000 to cancer research

The DRIVE Event Donates $400,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Strong Against Cancer Initiative Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and NASCAR driver and Washington native Kasey Kahne co-hosted The DRIVE charity concert, auction and golf event June 29-30 at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash. SEATTLE, WASH. (Nov. 11, 2015) – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, […]

12 September 2015 - The Chase field after the Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond International Raceway. (HHP/Tom Copeland)

McMurray Finally Gets His Due

  By Jim Pedley, Managing Editor, RacinToday.com (September 13 2015) –  As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born. Young, […]

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Denny Hamlin Foundation reaches $200K milestone

Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Proceeds Top $200,000 to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Eighth-annual celebrity Late Model race took place on April 23rd at South Boston Speedway to benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation 2016 Showdown event moves to Langley Speedway (Hampton, Va.) RICHMOND, VA (September 10, 2015) – With […]

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Kahne’s Foundation reaches $1 million milestone

KKF Celebrates Giving at Annual Fan Day Event MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2015) — The Kasey Kahne Foundation (“KKF”), a 501(c) 3 committed to raising awareness and funds for charities supporting chronically ill children and their families, announced today that the charitable organization surpassed $1 million in donations distributed since being founded. NASCAR driver Kasey […]

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McMurray hosts celebrity bowling event

Jamie McMurray teamed up with NFL 1st Round Draft Pick Melvin Gordon (RB, Univ. of Wisconsin) to co-host the Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Classic held April 28 at Lucky Strike Chicago to kick off the 2015 NFL Draft Week. Over 650 of our special guests enjoyed the Celebrity Bowling Classic, which was presented by […]

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Hamlin starts unique partnership with … Denny’s

March 31, 2015, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com – Talk about a “Grand Slam.” In what is clearly the biggest match-made-in-heaven ever,  Sprint Cup Series star and Sunday’s STP 500 winner at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin, has teamed up with Denny’s Restaurants for the very appropriately named partnership, “Denny’s Denny’s.” “Back when I was racing late models, we used to eat at […]