Found January 25, 2013 on On Pit Road: Yardbarker Blogger Network
With receiving approval from the Ontario Municipal Board, there are hopes that the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway in Fort Erie, Ontario will become a reality. Canadian Motorsports Speedway will be on hand at the Canadian Motorsports Expo from February 8th to the 10th to discuss plans with fans. Along with their display, they will have special guests John Bickford and Paxton Waters, as well as featuring the first Canadian showing of the new ‘Gen 6′ racecar. “Canadian Motor Speedway has had a regular presence at the CME for the past several years,” said CMS Executive Director Azhar Mohammad. “It’s been a long process getting to where we are now and the show has been an excellent venue for interacting with race fans about the project, as well as connecting with prospective partners. We’re at an exciting stage in the process and we look forward to being part of the show again this year.” John Bickford, the VP and General Manager of Jeff Gordon Inc and Gordon’s stepfather, will be at t...

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New Gen-6 car has Jeff Gordon primed for 2013 season

  Even though Hendrick Motorsports won 18 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races in 2007, and even though Jeff Gordon came within an eyelash of his fifth championship, the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet never liked the winged behemoth that debuted that year. The lack of brand identity of the car design was something that struck Gordon immediately. "We had a car (Gen-4...

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CHARLOTTE Tucked away in an off-limits-to-the-public building on the sprawling Hendrick Motorsports campus which could best be described as Rick Hendricks man cave, Dale Earnhardt Jr. set up in his seat. NASCARs 10-time winner of the Most Popular Driver Award fastened the second button on a white shirt adorned with the HMS logo on one side and sponsor National Guard on the other...

One fan at a time

Travis Pastrana has more than half a million Twitter followers, ranking him first -- decisively -- among full-time Nationwide Series drivers. Pastrana's fans, however, know him best for dangerous extreme-sports tricks that last two or three seconds. How does Pastrana convert those followers -- many of whom fall into the 18-34-year-old age group NASCAR covets -- to NASCAR fans...
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