NCAA Football: CFP National Championship Game-Alabama vs Georgia
Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of the confetti falling as Alabama Crimson Tide wins the game in overtime against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

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CFP Considers Expanding
To 12 Teams, No Automatic Bids

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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NASCAR Continues Riding Popularity of iRacing

The success of NASCAR’s iRacing Series, which continued with a national broadcast this week of a virtual road race through the streets of Chicago, can still be considered a happy surprise by those within the sport. What started last year during the pandemic as a way to keep fans engaged while the sports world was […]

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NASCAR Turns to AI to Answer Fan Questions

Satisfi Labs will partner with NASCAR and its racetracks to provide an AI-powered “Answer Engine” to engage with fans throughout the season. Under terms of the deal, Satisfi Labs will provide racing and venue information to all NASCAR-owned tracks including Darlington, Daytona, Homestead, Martinsville, Phoenix, Richmond and Talladega. Through the effort, fans will be able […]

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Frank Kelleher Named President of Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR veteran Frank Kelleher has been named president of Daytona International Speedway, succeeding Chip Wile, who will be promoted to an expanded role of senior vice president, chief track properties officer overseeing 13 NASCAR-owned tracks. Kelleher previously served as NASCAR senior vice president and chief sales officer where he oversaw a team responsible for business […]

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NASCAR Adds Chicago Street Course to iRacing Series

The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series on June 2 will have drivers virtually race on a street circuit set in downtown Chicago, connecting some of Chicago’s landmark streets as well as around Grant Park on a 2.2-mile course. The series’ second season started March 24 with a race on the dirt track at Bristol Motor […]

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King’s Hawaiian Enters First Motorsports Partnership with NASCAR

Fans of King’s Hawaiian are in for a treat at four NASCAR-owned venues as the racing series and baking company announced a multiyear deal for an official track partnership. Under terms of the deal — the bakery’s first in motorsports — King’s Hawaiian will secure naming rights to dining areas at Daytona International Speedway, Kansas […]

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NASCAR Plans Esports Season to Preview Week’s Races

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, one of the big surprises was the success of NASCAR’s efforts to get their drivers on simulated tracks to keep the competition alive. With races back for real in 2021, the league has announced plans to continue its esports format, allowing drivers to race virtually during the week […]

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NASCAR, Wynn Deal Could Lead to Betting Lounges

NASCAR and WynnBET, the digital gaming division of Wynn Resorts Ltd. responsible for Wynn’s mobile sportsbook and casino app, have announced a multiyear national sports betting partnership that could lead to betting lounges at two tracks in Virginia. As an authorized gaming operator of NASCAR, WynnBET will collaborate with the racing series to create and […]

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New Venues Highlight NASCAR 2021 Cup Series Schedule

One thing you can say about the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule is that the organization was not afraid to mix things up a little. The official release includes the same 36-race schedule with the traditional season-opening Daytona 500 on February 14, but more notably includes three new sites with six road courses and — […]

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Camping World Back as NASCAR Truck Series Title Sponsor

The NASCAR Truck Series will be renamed and returned to its previous branding as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting with the 2021 season. The series debuted in 1995 as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series. It was also called the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (1996-2008), the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2009-2018), and the NASCAR […]

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