Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drive Off With Tony Stewart's Camaro!

The Tony Stewart Foundation is raffling off a chance to win Smoke's "Victory Red" 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The lucky winner and a guest will be flown down to Charlotte and treated to a personal tour of Stewart Haas Racing, lunch and the presentation of the Camaro and the keys directly from Tony.

Purchase your raffle ticket here by July 30 to qualify for early bird prizes and to take your shot at Smoke's Camaro. Proceeds will benefit the Tony Stewart Foundation and will go toward helping children or animals in need.

Searching for NASCAR Answers

Think Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the most searched driver on the 'net? Think again! According to the folks at, more people searched for Tony Stewart and Jeremy Mayfield (this past week at least) than ol' Junebug.

You might also be surprised to learn that NASCAR statistics take a back seat to more -- errrr -- interesting aspects of racing. In fact, more folks want to know how NASCAR drivers go to the bathroom during a race than say who won the Lifelock 400. The answer to the bathroom conundrum per "Drivers take measures to prevent needing to go during a race."

The top NASCAR releated searches for the week are below. You just never know what some folks are dying to find out!

Top-10 driver searches on
1. Tony Stewart
2. Jeremy Mayfield
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr
4. Jeff Gordon
5. Dale Earnhardt
6. Kasey Kahne
7. Mark Martin
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Kyle Busch
10. Carl Edwards

Top-10 NASCAR-related questions on
1. How do NASCAR drivers use the bathroom?
2. What does NASCAR stand for?
3. How many times has Jeremy Mayfield been married?
4. Who won the Lifelock 400?
5. Who is Tony Stewart dating?
6. How much do NASCAR drivers get paid?
7. How do NASCAR drivers go to the bathroom?
8. At Indianapolis Motor Speedway , the 1/8 mile short straight-aways between the first and second, and third and fourth turns are termed what?
9. Who holds the cup series qualifying record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
10. When is the next NASCAR race?

Top search results are for the week of 7/13/2009 – 7/19/2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CNBC Analyzes the NASCAR Biz

With the economic downturn hitting the sport like a ton of bricks and the plight of American auto makers impacting its manufacturing support, NASCAR is in the midst of a financial firestorm that will take some retrenching to weather.

And tomorrow night, the folks at CNBC will premiere an original show which analyzes the sport's changing business landscape.

"Inside Track: Refueling the Business of NASCAR" premieres at 9 p.m. Thursday on CNBC. Emmy-winning sports business reporter Darren Rovell takes viewers inside NASCAR for an unprecedented look at the once seemingly unstoppable sport. Today, the recession and the imploding car manufacturing business have hit NASCAR and its sponsor companies especially hard. As part of the show, Rovell meets with Brian France, goes with Tony Stewart inside his garage, and reveals how NASCAR plans to survive today's economic storm.

Check out a preview here.