NASCAR reporter Krista Voda leaves FOX for NBC

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Krista Voda has left NASCAR on Fox to join NBC Sports. The 40 year-old pit reporter was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa. She just tweeted:

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Tony Stewart’s season goes up in Smoke, but not his race team for 2014

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I am sorry, Smoke, but you must sit — for the next three months.

And I don’t mean inside your stock car.

One of the biggest names in NASCAR is Tony Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup champion and part-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing. Tony Stewart is also Danica Patrick’s boss, as One Lap Downica herself races the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for SHR.

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Miss Sprint Cup is a Michigan Wolverines fan from Ann Arbor (Video)

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Miss Sprint Cup is a NASCAR fan’s friend on the inside of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. There’s a lot more to the gig than meets the eye. A lot more. It’s the ultimate insider gig for racing buffs. This year’s Miss Sprint Cup is Jaclyn Roney of Ann Arbor, Michigan. (She also has an Illinois connection, as she has family in Batavia).

She’s also a Wolverines fan, but from a Michigan, Michigan State house divided, as it contains Spartans allegiances.

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Shannon Spake, ESPN NASCAR correspondent photos and bio

37-year-old Shannon Spake is a NASCAR correspondent for ESPN. You’ve seen Shannon Spake on both NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now, and she occasionally appears on SportsCenter when they expand NASCAR coverage.

Before coming to ESPN, Shannon Spake worked at the Speed Channel, where she co-hosted NASCAR Nation and served as a reporter. She also co-hosted Back Seat Drivers with online columnist Marty Smith. Her previous on-air jobs included WCCB Charlotte and Carolina Sports and Entertainment Television.

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NASCAR revamps and relaunches official website

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Go check out the new NASCAR.com, with video, big, bold imagery, interactive graphics and the latest news and in-depth analysis from a choice group of NASCAR insiders and writers. Much of the content being produced by NASCAR.com’s editorial team will be focused on the upcoming races, giving fans the opportunity to consume rich, comprehensive event information on a week-to-week basis.

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NASCAR announces ’13 Nationwide series, adds Ohio date

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NASCAR today announced the 2013 schedule for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, a lineup that includes a trip to Mid-Ohio for the first time in series history.

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NASCAR CEO Brian France seeking social change through sport

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At the Beyond Sport Summit in London, in the days leading up to the Summer Olympics, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France spoke passionately about his sport’s efforts to drive sustainable behavior amongst millions of fans through the NASCAR Green platform. Today, he joined National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern on a panel at Yankee Stadium entitled Beyond Sport United: Sports Teams for Social Change.

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Hendrick Motorsports documentary airing on SPEED Channel

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Beyond 200: The Hendrick Motorsports Story, an exclusive SPEED special produced by Emmy® Award-winning NASCAR Productions, will air Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on SPEED.

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NASCAR fans Boo First Lady Michelle Obama (Video)

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President were booed at NASCAR’s season finale today in Miami.Well, we know that NASCAR events are filled with people who lean so far to the right, I’m surprised the track doesn’t tip over.

Pre-race festivites included a salute to military troops and families. Obama and Biden served as grand marshals for the event. But the crowd didn’t care, and voiced their disapproval anyway.

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Mitt Romney’s funny NASCAR, Ford Field verbal gaffes

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Tonight is the general election, and a chance for Mitt Romney to win the presidency. In order to get there Romney needs to appeal to the “NASCAR Dads.”

He failed.

Romney only verified further my idea that he’s “Republican John Kerry,” at least when it comes to being the least convincing sports fan/most out of touch with everyday America alive.

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NASCAR and Fox Sports reach multi-year deal

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With two full seasons left on their current television contract, NASCAR and FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) announced today an extensive new eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that ensures FSMG’s broadcast of NASCAR racing through 2022.

Under terms of the new agreement, FSMG also significantly increases its digital rights to include “TV Everywhere” live race streaming of its portion of the season for the first time ever beginning in 2013. [Read more…]

NASCAR national media blitz in Chase across America

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Ten different drivers embarked on a 10-city media blitz Tuesday as Day 2 of ‘Chase Across America’ kicked into high gear.

NASCAR’s second-annual cross-country media tour – in which the 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers visit the 10 Chase track markets, New York City and Bristol, Conn. – featured events ranging from pep rallies to baseball games, and boat tours to firefighting lessons.

Below is a rundown of each of today’s events. For more information, photos, audio and video of today’s events, visit NASCARMedia.com throughout the evening and tomorrow.

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