NASCAR Sponsorship News Thread

Charlie Spencer

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Okay, would someone explain to me why WiFi coverage at a sports venue has become a Big Deal? I ask as someone who uses his company-issued iPhone mostly to make calls, check company e-mail, and record bird sightings. What uses are WiFi-dependent?
 

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Okay, would someone explain to me why WiFi coverage at a sports venue has become a Big Deal? I ask as someone who uses his company-issued iPhone mostly to make calls, check company e-mail, and record bird sightings. What uses are WiFi-dependent?
Social media applications, more ability of uses in pushing NASCAR on major social media means more clicks for NASCAR. More clicks means more attention for teams and sponsor visibility.

Especially with younger fans going out, the use of Wi-Fi has damn near become a standard. I'd love to post videos and such on social media, even though most I know don't give a damn. It could create interest in possible new fans. They might find it interesting and be willing to see more.

Oh btw, General Tire resigned with ARCA until 2024:
 

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You dont need wifi to get on your phones internet or social media you can still do all that as long as your phone has service so again whats the need for wifi?
 

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You dont need wifi to get on your phones internet or social media you can still do all that as long as your phone has service so again whats the need for wifi?
Less use of personal data, for instance I do not have an unlimited data service. Its never really unlimited, its capped at a certain point and data is then throttled down.

Wi-Fi pretty much makes sharing, liking, and all that good stuff easier for those who do not have unlimited data usage.
 

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Less use of personal data, for instance I do not have an unlimited data service. Its never really unlimited, its capped at a certain point and data is then throttled down.

Wi-Fi pretty much makes sharing, liking, and all that good stuff easier for those who do not have unlimited data usage.
Okay, so it's shifting the upfront costs to the venue instead of the user paying the cell service directly for it?

I phrase it that way because there's no such thing as a free lunch.
 

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Axalta is on Byron's car for 22 races and Bowman's for 3:
Bowman only has about 10 races covered for the season, but knowing Hendrick they will find something for him.
 

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I have a very important question regarding the departure of Monster Energy as the title sponsor and NASCAR's first year without a title sponsor, this is one of pressing need, before after and during the race there used to be a supporting cast that would wear black and green on tv commercials and on pit road, often times with black umbrellas providing crucial shade to reduce overall pre-race temperatures, it was quite effective technique that many folks appreciated, so I ask will they be returning in different colors or will there be replacements each week in a new package? I hope this time honored tradition continues. The motivation of this vital piece to my race day experience was essential, I credit it with the stabilization of last year's ratings. Please do the right thing NASCAR.
 

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I wonder if the 88 team's Daytona 500 primary is chassis # 001? I can't imagine any other reason for Rick to run it without a sponsor.

sorry ... I can't help myself

 

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Bowman's 500 car looks old school

I forgot to mention, the Wood Brothers have been doing this for years with Motocraft, Quick Lane, and Ford parts. This is nothing new and fans are still pissed that Bowman doesn't have a massive sponsor.

Chevy is paying for the 26 races, you can't be upset by that. If, Bowman can go out there and win more races, he's going to continue to be in the 88. This is a really cool deal, I'm glad he's got his races filled out.
 

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I forgot to mention, the Wood Brothers have been doing this for years with Motocraft, Quick Lane, and Ford parts. This is nothing new and fans are still pissed that Bowman doesn't have a massive sponsor.
Who's pissed? I haven't heard anything about that. I'm not much of a fan of the patchwork quilt model of sponsorship, but that's where the market is and you do what you have to do to pay the bills. I knew the sport was going to have an issue when a company could sponsor a car for just a handful of races and basically get "credit" for being on the car all year. For instance, I see Chase Elliott Hooters stuff all over and they are on the car four times a year. I wonder how many casual observers think they sponsor the car EVERY week.
 

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Bowman's 500 car looks old school

My all-time favorite paint scheme.Clean, classic and still stylish. I swear, this sucker must have been on more cars driven by more drivers across more forms of US motorsports than other.

I believe the red pinstripe around the hood and up the A-pillar is unique to this version.
 

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My all-time favorite paint scheme.Clean, classic and still stylish. I swear, this sucker must have been on more cars driven by more drivers across more forms of US motorsports than other.

I believe the red pinstripe around the hood and up the A-pillar is unique to this version.
Piggy backing off your post, Jr’s Valvoline scheme is one of my favorites ever, Valvoline always had the cleanest schemes
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I had an early Motorola cell phone because work.

Huge thing. Carried it in a holster.
 
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