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  NASCAR - NASCAR on Wiki - A Wikia wiki
NASCAR was founded by France February 21, 1948 with the help several other drivers of that time, with a Championship Points System written on a barroom napkin.
NASCAR changed its stance on this after the sport's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt was killed in a racing accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
NASCAR supporters counter that NASCAR is not the only racing league to run a large number of races on "simple" oval tracks; the Indy Racing League also runs many oval track races.
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 NASCAR© Daily News/ Late summer before NASCAR announces schedule realignment/NASCAR Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
announced that a realignment of the schedule was being considered.
France said NASCAR could opt to take races away from tracks currently playing host to two races in the event-saturated Southeast and move them to tracks in other parts of the country that currently have just one race.
He said NASCAR may opt to distribute a race or races to new markets that currently have a track but no race -- or even markets that do not yet have a track.
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 ISC-NASCAR Press Conference Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Additionally, NASCAR continues to reach out to new fans in all four corners of the country.
The terms of the settlement are on file in District Court in Sherman, Texas, as of this morning.
In Realignment 2004, a big stretch is taking it from markets where it's not currently to places that already have races.
insiderracingnews.com /PR2004/051504h.html   (2650 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sweeping changes for 2005 NASCAR schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
NASCAR said Friday that North Carolina Speedway and Darlington Raceway in South Carolina will each lose a race, leaving the track in Rockingham, N.C., without any races and sparking a series of track sales and wrangling that NASCAR hopes will solve a number of nagging problems it faces.
Francis Ferko, a shareholder in SMI, claimed in the suit that NASCAR had breached agreements by not awarding a second Cup race to Texas Motor Speedway.
Darlington, the original NASCAR superspeedway and host through this year of the prestigious Southern 500, would be left with only one race — on Mother's Day weekend —; for the first time since the 1960 season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/motor/nascar/2004-05-13-realignment_x.htm   (697 words)

NASCAR racing, already the most expensive beat on the roster (yes, surpassing even the NFL and baseball) Friday announced yet another move in the direction of air travel, rental cars, and $200-a-night hotels.
There has been a weird interplay between Bruton and NASCAR, almost from the beginning in 1949, with Bruton appearing as the eminent threat, and NASCAR thus able to portray him as the "bad guy" in advancing its aims.
Perhaps the most brilliant part of the 2005 realignment announced Friday was the placement of the first California Speedway event on the weekend after Daytona.
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 A&J NASCAR© Racing Enterprises presents: NASCAR© Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
NASCAR officials last week indicated that a realignment that would see races move out of the Southeast and into larger markets across the country may happen as early as next year.
NASCAR has implemented a new rule effective for the four superspeedway races at Daytona and Talladega this season requiring the total rear weight of the right rear and the left rear to not exceed 50-percent of a car's minimum weight.
NASCAR managing director of competition Gary Nelson plans to visit the University of Nebraska this week to test a modified version of the impact-absorbing SAFER barrier that is designed to fit short tracks.
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 Investor's Business Daily: Breaking News
The additional Texas date, which was released today as part of the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule, is the result of a settlement in a shareholder lawsuit in Texas and part of NASCAR's on-going schedule realignment.
NASCAR officials announced Thursday that Rockingham would not be included on the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule.
For 2004, as part of its schedule realignment, NASCAR and ISC officials moved a previous Rockingham date to California Speedway.
www.investors.com /breakingnews.asp?journalid=21187154   (753 words)

 Sports: Realignment hits Carolina races
The first wave of NASCAR schedule realignment has struck, and the Carolinas have taken a direct hit.
"I knew when (realignment was discussed) in January it was a cover for some moves ISC was planning to make," he said.
The problems were in "the area around the back of the car, back window to back deck," NASCAR president Mike Helton said.
www.sptimes.com /2003/06/11/Sports/Realignment_hits_Caro.shtml   (692 words)

 Racing Forums - 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Schedule
New NASCAR Nextel Cup race dates have been sanctioned at Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR should have only one date as most tracks except for Daytona, Dega, Atlanta and Lowes and expand further into other markets.
Don't blame Nascar for going where the money is. If all the people that complain about Nascar abandoning the tracks that helped build the sport actually went and supported those tracks, then there wouldn't be the need to worry about it.
www.racing-forums.com /vb/printthread.php?t=15132   (1125 words)

 Jayski's® Silly Season Site - 2005 Cup Scheduling News/Rumors
The NASCAR Busch venture to Mexico City next March will be run rain or shine, and Busch teams will have to be prepared to race in the rain on rain tires, according to NASCAR sources, and their cars will have to be rain-equipped with windshield wipers and defoggers and brake lights.
NASCAR and ISC are owned by the France family of Daytona Beach, Fla., and are accused by Ferko of violating federal antitrust laws.
It is likely that NASCAR officials will address the likelihood that more tracks will be encouraged to add lights to their facilities to provide more flexibility in setting the starting times for races, particularly those in the season's second half.
www.jayski.com /pages/tracks/sched2005.htm   (8226 words)

 FOX Sports - NASCAR - Phoenix turns tables on Hendrick teams
It was the first time that we've been to Phoenix in the spring, and it's part of NASCAR continuing realignment efforts.
As much as everyone hated to see both Rockingham races and one Darlington race go away, the atmosphere at Phoenix was awesome under the lights on Saturday night with 105,000 people in the stands and sitting all over the hillside outside turns 3 and 4.
Even the crowds that were there on Friday night for the Busch race and Thursday for all the practices and the NASCAR Grand National Division West Series race were great.
msn.foxsports.com /nascar/story/3570192   (928 words)

 Official NASCAR News from Hendrick Motorsports Teams: Busch 5, Gordon 24, Vickers 25, Johnson 48, Labonte 44
The switch of the Mountain Dew Southern 500 – the oldest NASCAR Winston Cup race and one of the most-prestigious – to November (Sunday, Nov. 14 next season) moves the event to one of South Carolina’s most-agreeable times of the year, weather-wise.
“Realignment 2004 and Beyond” is based on the realization that the NASCAR Winston Cup schedule has “over-saturated” the Southeast, at the expense of some larger markets that reflect the sport’s ever-expanding nationwide appeal.
Thus, there are several criteria by which a race is judged: geographical location; the overall quality of a hosting facility including the facility’s infrastructure; a race’s current fan base and possible growth; and the overall benefit to the track, teams and sponsors involved in the sport.
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Darlington will run its 100th NASCAR race this weekend, but it might be the last spring event there.
The Feb. 23 race at Rockingham was NASCAR's most exciting race this year, yet it, too, was likely the last early-season race at that track.
In exchange for history and tradition, NASCAR must continue to expand its horizons to new areas to continue its explosive growth.
cbs.sportsline.com /print/autoracing/story/6247800   (1057 words)

 Motorsport.com: News channel
During the press conference, NASCAR CEO Brian France indicated that the Busch series events that where held in conjunction with Rockingham and Darlington would move as well.
"By realigning Nazareth's Busch and IRL events to other facilities in our portfolio, we believe we can successfully grow these events over the long term at a quicker rate than in their current venue.
According to Jim Hunter, NASCAR's Vice President of Corporate Communications the Busch schedule is being held up with the sanctioning body is exploring the possibility of running an event in Mexico City.
www.motorsport.com /news/article.asp?ID=153284   (470 words)

 GNEXTINC.com: NASCAR Track News Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It is clear to us that NASCAR, along with our many track sponsorships, will provide the platform we need to grow our brand, as it deserves to be grown, in the years ahead." He continued: "Our current franchise community overwhelmingly supported and approved the funding for this exciting initiative.
That September race in California was such a tough sell that at least one NASCAR executive is reported to be pushing to revive the Southern 500 at Darlington as a Labor Day race and to move the California race to a different weekend.
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 AutoRacing1.com - NASCAR Editorial Page
NASCAR has announced its schedule realignment for the 2005 Nextel Cup Series season today, giving the Speedway Motorsports Inc.- owned Texas Motor Speedway its long sought-after second race as well as expanding its schedule of dates on the West Coast by adding a second race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR continues to reach out to new fans in all four corners of the country, at the same time, NASCAR has been careful to continue to serve its traditional fan base and recognize its traditional venues.”
NASCAR also announced that Darlington Raceway, the first superspeedway to host a NASCAR race, would lose one of its two races, which would move to Phoenix International Raceway.
www.autoracing1.com /NASCAR/PeteM/2004/0514Realignment.asp   (1187 words)

 Winds of change now blow across 'The Rock'
It's a result of a schedule realignment NASCAR announced late last year as part of its "Realignment 2004 and Beyond" program.
Fans who had come to appreciate the history and traditions of NASCAR were upset that it had moved Darlington's Southern 500 date to a new track that played no role in either history or tradition.
To be honest, rumors that one of NASCAR's tracks would lose one of its Nextel Cup dates to accommodate bigger venues had circulated for years.
www.scenedaily.com /stories/2004/02/23/columns4.html   (891 words)

 Sony HD 500 Tickets - Sony HD 500 NASCAR Tickets
The Sony HD 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the California Speedway in Fontana, California.
In the Sony HD 500 of the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup series, Kyle Busch became the youngest winner in NASCAR's top series, a feat that was almost an afterthought with most of the focus on the battle for the final spots in the chase for the championship.
The previous youngest winner in a NASCAR race was Donald Thomas, who was four days older than Busch when he won in Atlanta in November 1951.
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 Jayski's® Silly Season Site - 2004 Cup Scheduling News/Rumors
Although NASCAR will not officially comment on its 2004 schedule, which might not be released in its entirety for a couple of months, it looks as if the Cups teams will have a weekend off between the races in Rockingham and Las Vegas.
NASCAR officials said today that the sanctioning body is open to a major shakeup of the Winston Cup schedule in 2004 that could see some tracks loose one of their two dates and newer tracks in larger markets gain races.
NASCAR officials also said tracks that don't currently have lighting for night races would be encouraged to add it and said more races would be started later in the day to give them greater exposure to West Coast audiences.
www.jayski.com /pages/tracks/sched2004.htm   (6445 words)

 FOX Sports - NASCAR - VIRTUAL CREW CHIEF: Craven comes from back; Jarrett ends Gordon's bid to win
In Realignment 2004, NASCAR would consider moving one of the two races from these tracks to another track that doesn't have a race or a track that has drawn better than these tracks.
Tradition!" NASCAR shortened the spring race at Darlington to 400 miles in 1994, but you don't want it to get any shorter.
NASCAR usually releases its schedule in September so we won't know for sure until then, but if our writer Ryan McGee, the managing editor of
msn.foxsports.com /nascar/story/973844   (958 words)

 TSN.ca - Print Story - Canada's Sports Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Among the changes, North Carolina Speedway will be purchased by Bruton Smith-led Speedway Motorsports Inc. for $100.4 million US as part of a settlement of a lawsuit that has dragged on for about two years.
"My desire, as it has always been, is to continue to help NASCAR build the sport of stock car racing," said Smith, who was not involved in the lawsuit.
Darlington, the original NASCAR superspeedway and host through this year of the prestigious Southern 500, would be left with only one race - on Mother's Day weekend - for the first time since the 1960 season.
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California Speedway’s Auto Club 500 NASCAR weekend got under way today with practice for the Nextel Cup teams and qualifying for the Craftsman Truck and Busch Series, followed by the Craftsman Truck race tonight at 6 p.m.
The Auto Club 500 weekend was moved this year from its previous late April-early May date to the second slot behind Daytona this year, as part of NASCAR’s minor overhaul to the Nextel Cup calendar that also included a second Nextel Cup date at Phoenix International Raceway.
“The objective of NASCAR realignment last year was to grow the sport, (TV) ratings and California Speedway,” Miller noted.
www.speedtv.com /articles/auto/nascar/15372   (480 words)

 ThatsRacin.com | 03/17/2004 | Drivers, teams returningto a different Darlington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
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Craven's winning margin was the closest since NASCAR went to electronic timing 11 years ago.
"Hopefully, that finish will be the catalyst to save the spring race here," NASCAR vice president Jim Hunter, a South Carolina native and former Darlington president, said at the time.
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 Dodge Charger 500 Tickets - Nascar Charger 500 Race Ticket Sales
After the NASCAR Realignment of 2005, two of the events held in Darlington merged into one Nextel event.
After Kasey Kahne won the pole for the inaugural race with a blistering qualification speed of over 170 miles per hour, Greg Biffle earned a first-place finish in the competition as he dominated the course, leading the race for 176 of the 370 total laps.
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 ESPN.com - NASCAR realigns: Rock gets rolled, Texas gains
With so many NASCAR teams based in North Carolina, the state is left only with two races that count in the points championship -- the Coca-Cola 600 and the UAW-GM Quality 500, both at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Also, the spring All-Star race outside Charlotte still runs at Lowe's, though speculation has swirled as to whether that non-championship points event will survive if a race were to surface in Seattle.
Darlington, the original NASCAR superspeedway and host through this year of the prestigious Southern 500, would be left with only one race -- on Mother's Day weekend -- for the first time since the 1960 season.
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 SI.com - Scorecard Daily - NASCAR Truth & Rumors: Feb. 1, 2006 - Wednesday February 1, 2006 11:25AM
NASCAR's "realignment" doctrine notwithstanding, Smith doesn't seem predisposed to getting it by moving a race from one of his other tracks.
Under new testing rules, the Las Vegas test is the only opportunity to test at an intermediate track until May 1-3 at what will by then be a newly paved Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Martin, who plans to run a limited schedule in both the Craftsman Truck and Busch Series in 2006, will compete in four races over Daytona Speedweeks, including the Budweiser Shootout, the IROC season opener, the Craftsman Truck opener and the famed Daytona 500 on Feb. 18.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/scorecard/02/01/truth.rumors.nascar   (755 words)

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