DENVER, Colo. (May 15, 2013) — With Armed Forces Day being celebrated on Saturday (May 18), Kurt Busch’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet will observe the annual holiday with a special paint scheme for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Armed Forces Day, which was created in 1949 and celebrated annually on the third Saturday in May, was an initiative led by President Harry S. Truman to establish a single holiday for citizens to pay tribute to the men and women who served in the United States’ armed forces.
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CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
JANUARY 18, 2013
JEFF BURTON, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed the new Gen-6 race car, testing today at Charlotte Motor Speedway and other topics. Full Transcript:
TALK ABOUT THE NEW CAR AND HEADING INTO THE 2013 SEASON HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR TEAM:
“Obviously we had some work to do based on our performance last year and the year before for that matter. We certainly made a lot of changes from the very top of the company to a lot of positions within individual teams. I feel good about what we have done. I think our preparation, what we have done to be ready before we start building cars is at a different level today than it was last year and even the year before. I’m excited about what we have going on. I feel like we have something to prove and looking forward for the opportunity to be able to do that. As it relates to the new car I think everybody is kind of in the same boat. It’s an exciting time. The car is a really good looking car. It has a lot of potential, as I’ve said before; I think that there has been more work that has gone into this car in the sense of just not the aesthetics but the opportunity to have better races. As we have evolved the sport into much more of a mile and a half oriented sport it has become harder to have the good close racing that people want to see. I think the racing is really similar to what it has always been, but I think the fans want more than that today. A lot of effort has gone into making these cars so that we will have better races. I’m really excited about that because I think at the end of the day that is the corner stone of this sport. Is an exciting day at the race track whether you are watching it on TV or watching it at the track, without that the sport is in trouble.” Read Full Article →
Ford Sprint Cup Drivers To Parade 2013 NASCAR Fusions Through Uptown Charlotte For NASCAR Hall of Fame Visit
· Ford Racing stars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will participate in a drive with their all-new 2013 NASCAR Fusions through the streets of Uptown Charlotte on Thursday, Jan. 24 starting at 11:15 a.m.
· The route will start from the NASCAR Hall of Fame complex on South Caldwell Street and then turn right onto Stonewall. From there, the route will turn right onto Tryon Street and then right onto Fifth Street, where it will go past Time Warner Cable Arena. The parade will then turn right onto South Caldwell Street and then right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard before ending up at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
· The parade will culminate with a photo opportunity on the Ceremonial Plaza of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which is located on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Brevard Street.
DEARBORN, MI, (Jan. 18, 2013) – The streets of Uptown Charlotte come to life on a daily basis, but on Thursday, Jan. 24 they will roar like never before when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars from Ford Racing drive their 2013 NASCAR Fusion stock cars through the city streets as part of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour. Read Full Article →
KESELOWSKI TO TRADE STEERING WHEEL FOR MICROPHONE
Cup Series Champ Will Control Deejay Booth at 106.5 FM WEND
Charlotte, NC (January 14, 2013) – It is often said, “To the victor go the spoils.” As the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Brad Keselowski has done many things he may have never thought he would have the opportunity to do.
The latest is one that he is sure to enjoy.
On Friday, January 25, Keselowski will slide into the deejay chair at WEND 106.5 FM The End, an alternative rock station in Charlotte, NC, to fulfill a lifelong fantasy of becoming one of the voices he often hears on the local radio station. DZL, the afternoon drive host for the station, will turn over his seat to the 28-year-old from “Detroit Rock City.” Read Full Article →
Brad Keselowski talks about changing from Dodge to a Ford, working with new teammate Joey Logano and title hopes for next year.
Ford Racing NSCS Notes & Quotes:
Charlotte Test Session (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is
getting accustomed to his new team at Penske Racing and a switch in
manufacturers with Ford. Logano talked about both issues as part of a
Q&A session on the second day of testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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