NASCAR Sponsorship News Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by gnomesayin, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    We are allowed 4 per household, should be 4 per person, more people would adopt kids. :D
     
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  2. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Dent Wizard is moving from Blaney to Keselowski:

    Blaney has a new deal with Advance Auto Parts, so Dent Wizard will probably plug some races for Keselowski next season. Remember, Miller is slated to return, but the amount of races is TBD.
     
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  3. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Looking for more garage lighting at the Home Depot -- stumbled on grow lights. Don't know if they're any good for homegrown. I do remember some of the laziest students in my high school (decades ago) seemed to know nothing until it came to the topic of pot. :D
     
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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I don't know how they are with weed but grow lights are great for most house plants I've had under them.
     
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  5. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Grow lights on plants in hydroponics is about 90 day turn around.
     
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  6. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

  7. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    What this race is called and who sponsors it have never mattered to me as much as how the participants are chosen. Clearly NASCAR uses the word 'exclusive' differently from the way I use it. Still, it's much better than that nonsense of the top five or six cars from each manufacturer.

    I'd prefer it if they dropped the playoff drivers. Several of those may have won a race but not a pole. The All-Star is for race winners; leave this event to Friday's fastest. Still, as long as it doesn't count and the money isn't coming out of my pocket, I won't worry about it too much.
     
  9. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I dont feel the need to overthink and dissect it. Its a race.
     
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  10. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    So the title sponsor that moved Homestead from the championship event to a random race in March calls it quits early. I’m peeved.

     
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  11. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I guess there is some drama there. I don't think they footed the bill for the remodel though.
     
  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think they and DC Solar were the biggest sponsors the track had. DC Solar sponsored the renovation itself. Without those two I’m not sure Phoenix gets the championship weekend.

    Good that they got the renovation done but NASCAR and Homestead got pretty screwed here. Without those “big” sponsors to cater to I think the odds of a rotating finale become greater.
     
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  13. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Seriously, does anyone actually call these tracks by the official corporate names? Anyone other than those who get paid to do so? Not actors, real people?

    I think Lowe's was the only name that stuck. All the rest of them have been a waste of marketing dollars. I have to Google ISM and World Wide every time to remember where those tracks are and what they're really called. It's not like they're stadiums that get mentioned on TV dozens of times a year and have a home audience that hears about them for months at a time.
     
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  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I wonder if we hear about a ISM crater like DC Solar soon
     
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  15. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Negative.

    ISM Connect is owned by Maurice Gallagher. He has the Raiders stadium to sponsor and now five trucks to support in the truck series. ISM will still be involved with NASCAR, but not to extent it was in backing the races at Homestead and Phoenix. Its horrible timing and hopefully NASCAR is able to find a replacement sponsor.

    This is the downside of the new sponsorship program, NASCAR needs to not lean on the four "premier" sponsors. They need to find companies who are willing to invest long-term. The DC Solar fiasco has really ****** **** up for some tracks and teams, its really rearing its head now. A telecoms sponsor would be great to replace ISM in this capacity.
     
  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/spo...scar-cup-series-2020-championship/2788129001/
     
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  17. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Because it’s considered a medical supplement it has to have FDA approval. Lol you can’t just release whatever you want for sale “medically” for public consumption
     
  18. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Hell no. I refused to call Charlotte anything else, and I even worked for Lowe's at the time. Same thing with "Infineon" raceway. I never once called it that nonsense. Hell, Sonoma is an OK name but I still find myself calling it Sears Point from time to time out of habit.

    What the hell track is calling itself "World Wide" now?
     
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  19. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    That didn't take long, movin on :D

     
  20. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    So, I'm guessing this is going to be more common occurrence with title sponsors of races slowly going away?

    Or is this just a one off to test the waters?
     
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  22. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Good, I never stopped calling it PIR.
     
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  23. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Nah, I stuck with the corp names.
     
  24. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    St. Louis, AKA Gateway
     
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  25. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    LOL, ughhh. "World Wide Technology Raceway". That sounds ridiculous.

    It'll always be Gateway.
     
  26. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    If they are getting you to google it then they are doing a good job with their marketing dollars imo.
     
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  27. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    There's no name recognition; it's not sticking. When I do Google the name, it's always with the words 'race track' in the search. When the search results appear, I click the one for the track, not the sponsor. It's paying off for the tracks, but they're not the ones spending the money. I have no clue what ISM or World Wide do (or what Infineon did; I'd forgotten them until 2 Sweet mentioned them). I never click their links in the results.

    Oh, wait; I know Auto Club. That's likely because I had some idea what they do before they spent their money. I also knew Lowe's before.
     
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  28. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Well for whatever reason when they went back to their roots they dropped the "I", so now it is just PR.
    Got to love marketing folks, they lose a naming sponsor and make it sound like it is a good thing.
     
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  29. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    The only one I ever called by its name was Infineon, because I didn't know it was a sponsor
     
  30. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I called it Sears Point for years as a kid.
     
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  31. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Was gonna say Auto Club is same thing to me as Fontana, that's probably the best example I can think of where a track actually needed a name though.
     
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  32. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I still call it California
     
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  33. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

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    Kiante Team Owner

  35. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    "... and two on @RossChastain's No. 77 (Daytona 500/Coke 600)."

    I was unaware of a Chastain / #77 / Ganassi deal for 2020. There's no mention of it on Jayski. I assume it's for a limited number of races. Spire ran the #77 last year; is this that team with Ganassi support, or did they fold and Chip is using the available number on one of his cars? Either way, I'm glad to see Melon Farmer in a what will likely be a competitive car for at least a couple of events.

    Is there any connection between Ganassi and Kaulig (Chastain's X team)?
     
  36. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Spire Motorsports is the same, but remember the 40 ran by Jamie Mac last year was Spire and CGR as well. They did it last year so they could qualify for the Daytona 500 because Jaime Mac was a Clash participant. They changed the number from 77 to 40 for a one-off for the big money event.

    No full CGR support to Spire, just for the two races 77 to receive CGR support and Kaulig is a olive branch off of the RCR tree. Chastain honestly is free to do whatever, I'm not sure if he's a Ganassi driver or not.
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck



    I think when they started calling him Bowman the Showman he missed the boat. He should have grabbed one of those WWE costumes and ran with it.
     
  38. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

  39. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I think that will be a good deal for all parties.
     
  40. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Daytona has some of the spottiest did Wi-Fi coverage, it would be a big help to the track and spectators.
     
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