Motorsports

Motorsports – including Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), zMAX Dragway and Rockingham Speedway “The Rock” with a special emphasis on NASCAR and NHRA racing.

BI-LO, Ragú® and Charlotte Motor Speedway to Celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Birthday at the Bank of America 500

BI-LO, Ragú® and Charlotte Motor Speedway to Celebrate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Birthday at the Bank of America 500

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 6, 2014 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate his 40th birthday during the Oct. 9-11 Bank of America 500 weekend and fans can join the fun at the Dale Jr. Birthday Pit Party presented by BI-LO on Saturday, Oct. 11. The pre-race pit party will include a concert by The Band Perry, the 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, along with performances by Parmalee and Jimmy Wayne. The No. 88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make appearances on stage for fan Q&A sessions, while pit crew demonstrations, games and photo opportunities will take place in Victory Circle and toward the exit of […]

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam and Pit Party at Bank of America 500

The Band Perry Headlines Pre-Race Country Jam and Pit Party at Bank of America 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jimmie Johnson to Make Fan Stage Appearances The 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, The Band Perry, will headline the largest pre-race Country Jam and Pit Party in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s history prior to the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 11. The three-hour-long entertainment festival will take place on pit road and will also include concerts by Jimmy Wayne and Parmalee. No. 88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make appearances on stage for fan Q&A sessions, while pit crew demonstrations, games and photo opportunities will take place in Victory Circle and toward the exit of pit road. All the […]

Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 moving back to Labor Day Weekend in 2015

Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 moving back to Labor Day Weekend in 2015

Tickets may be purchased now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting DarlingtonRaceway.com Renewal customers will be guaranteed seats and camping in 2015   DARLINGTON, SC August 26, 2014 ­ Darlington Raceway and NASCAR officials announced that stock car racing will return to the track Too Tough To Tame on Labor Day weekend in 2015. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 will compete on Sunday, Sept. 6. The NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 5 (official start times TBA). Both races are scheduled to be broadcast on NBC. The move back to Labor Day is a direct result of the tireless efforts by officials from Darlington Raceway, International Speedway Corporation (ISC […]

BMW Team RLL Qualifies 2nd and 4th at Virginia International Raceway: Auberlen P2, Müller P4

BMW Team RLL Qualifies 2nd and 4th at Virginia International Raceway: Auberlen P2, Müller P4

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 23, 2014 . . . Bill Auberlen equaled his season’s-best qualifying effort today at Virginia International Raceway, driving the No. 55 BMW Team RLL Z4 to the outside front row starting position for tomorrow’s 2.75-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix. His lap of 1:44.053 minutes around the 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIR circuit was only .256 seconds behind the pole-sitting Ferrari. The entire class was separated by only 1.015 seconds. Auberlen and co-driver Andy Priaulx currently stand fourth in GTLM driver points. Dirk Müller qualified the No. 56 BMW Z4 in the fourth position, only .023 seconds behind Auberlen, with a time of 1:44.076 minutes. Müller and co-driver John Edwards, pole winner at the […]

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Bojangles’ Darlington Marathon Courses Officially Certified

Bojangles’ Darlington Marathon Courses Officially Certified

RACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS’ DANNY WHITE OFFICIALLY CERTIFIES BOJANGLES’ DARLINGTON MARATHON COURSES Registration taking place at DarlingtonMarathon.com   DARLINGTON, SC August 15, 2014 – The race courses for the Sept. 26-27 Bojangles’ Darlington Marathon Presented by Sam Carbis Solutions Group have been officially certified by Danny White of Race Management Systems. The certification ensures all the distances are exact and allows the competitors to qualify for other signature events such as the 2015 Boston Marathon.   USA Track & Field (USATF) will recognize times from the Darlington Marathon as official finishing times. The USATF/RRTC certification numbers are SC14059DW for the half marathon and SC14060DW for the full marathon. A certification number for the 5K will be available the week of August […]

BMW Delivers First BMW i8 Sports Cars in the U.S. at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

BMW Delivers First BMW i8 Sports Cars in the U.S. at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Chef Thomas Keller, Roger Penske and Rick Hendrick Among the First to Take Delivery of the Revolutionary BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – August 15, 2014… Today, BMW delivered the first plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sport cars at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, in Carmel, Calif. In celebration of the revolutionary sports car made with carbon fiber, renowned Chef Thomas Keller is hosting an intimate dinner at the BMW Villa for a handful of the first owners of the BMW i8. In addition to hosting the special occasion, Chef Keller, who has set the standard within the hospitality industry with restaurants including Per Se in New York and French Laundry in Napa […]

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NHRA’s Biggest Names Past and Present Part of Star-Studded Top Eliminator Club Lineup

NHRA’s Biggest Names Past and Present Part of Star-Studded Top Eliminator Club Lineup

CHARLOTTE, NC August 13, 2014 – Bringing NHRA fans closer than ever to their favorite drivers and teams, zMAX Dragway has announced a start-studded lineup making Top Eliminator Club appearances during the upcoming NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 12-14. “The Top Eliminator Club is the ultimate ticket upgrade for diehard drag racing fans,” said Christian Byrd, general manager at zMAX Dragway. “Nowhere else can you get this kind of access to the biggest names in the sport and enjoy the ultimate VIP race day experience, then return to your seats and watch them race the fastest accelerating machines on the planet at the sport’s premiere drag strip.” On Friday, Sept. 12, Don Schumacher Racing teammates Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher and Spencer […]

Carolina RailHawks Team up with Johnson Maserati of Cary

Carolina RailHawks Team up with Johnson Maserati of Cary

Johnson Maserati of Cary becomes the title sponsor of the Box Office at WakeMed Soccer Park   CARY, NC August 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks are proud to announce the addition of Johnson Maserati of Cary as an official corporate partner and the Title Sponsor of the Box Office at WakeMed Soccer Park. “We are excited to partner with Johnson Maserati of Cary and its world-class, iconic Maserati brand, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year,” said Peter J. Sciandra, Senior Vice President of the RailHawks. “The Johnson Automotive group has a stellar reputation in the Triangle community, and our core fan demographic is the perfect opportunity to spread the word about this high-performance luxury car brand.”   During her […]

Production of the Second-Generation X6 Sports Activity Coupe Begins

Production of the Second-Generation X6 Sports Activity Coupe Begins

SPARTANBURG, SC August 1, 2014 – Production of the second-generation BMW X6 officially began today at the company’s South Carolina plant. The first, new BMW X6 is a Sophisto Gray xDrive 35i. It features Cognac Black Nappa Leather interior and is bound for a BMW dealership in China. “As the world’s first sports activity coupe, the BMW X6 holds a special place in Spartanburg’s 20-year production history, said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing Co. “The bold, new look of the second-generation X6 is a welcome addition to the plant’s X-model lineup.” The new BMW X6 sets new standards in powerful design, luxurious spaciousness, cutting-edge versatility and efficient driving pleasure. It comes armed with an even more potent design […]

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Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile to participate in Charity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile to participate in Charity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway

DARLINGTON, SC July 14, 2014 – This Saturday night, July 19, Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile will be behind the wheel of a 3,300-lb. stock car when he competes in the first-ever Necktie Invitational Celebrity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC. Wile will be racing in a street stock racecar wheel-to-wheel with other well-known Pee Dee area community leaders, including (in alphabetical order):   Wayne Byrd, Darlington County Sheriff Jim Gray, Chief of Police for the Marion Police Department Todd Hardee, Darlington County Coroner Major Hulon, Dillon County Sheriff John Isgett, President of Raceway Automotive Group Dan E. Lockemy, Host of ‘That’s Racin’ on WEGX Eagle 92.9 FM Mel Pennington, Mayor of City of Hartsville Melvin Warren, Major […]

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