Get full lineup of NASCAR programming for the week RELATED: See the full weekend schedule " NBC Sports Live Extra All times ET Monday, August 3 6 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lap (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lap (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lap (re-air), NBCSN 3 p.m., NASCAR 120, NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015 (re-air), NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 6:30 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015, NBCSN 9 p.m., Being: Stewart-Haas Racing (re-air), FOX Sports 1 Tuesday, August 4 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 Wednesday, August 5 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 4:30 p.m., The List: Dale Earnhardt Moments (re-air), NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 Thursday, August 6 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 4:30 p.m., NASCAR America: States of NASCAR #5 (re-air), NBCSN 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015 (re-air), NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 6:30 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015 (re-air), NBCSN 7 p.m., NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: K&N Pro Series East/West Combo Race at Iowa (tape), NBCSN Friday, August 7 6 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 7 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 8 a.m., NASCAR America (re-air), NBCSN 11:30 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN 1 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN 2:30 p.m., NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour: Bowman Gray (tape), NBCSN 3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN 4:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN 6 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN 7:30 p.m., NASCAR America: Scan All 43 Special 2015 (re-air), NBCSN Saturday, August 8 11 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, CNBC 1 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN 2:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green, NBCSN 3 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen, NBCSN Sunday, August 9 11 a.m., NASCAR RaceDay: Watkins Glen, FOX Sports 1 1:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Countdown to Green, NBCSN 2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It at The Glen, NBCSN 3 p.m., TUDOR United SportsCar Championship: Road America, FOX Sports 1 5 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show, NBCSN 11 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lap, NBCSN 12:30 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane, FOX Sports 1 3 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FOX Sports 1 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;
2015 Awards set for Dec. 4 at Wynn Las Vegas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 3, 2015) -- NASCAR ® announced today that the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Awards -- and all of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week™ -- will return to Las Vegas in 2015 as part of a renewed partnership with the destination. The agreement ensures that Las Vegas will continue hosting the week-long celebration, offering fans and industry members a chance to see the sport’s stars and congratulate the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will headline NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week at Wynn Las Vegas on December 4, 2015. The 16th annual DAYTONA Rising / NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum, hosted by SportsBusiness Journal , will kick off NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week festivities at The Mirage on December 1-2. "We've had a great experience in Las Vegas and are very pleased to extend our partnership with the city," said NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps. "Las Vegas has consistently set the stage for a vibrant, exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week, when the sport looks back on the season and toasts its newest Champion." NASCAR began hosting its premier series awards show in Las Vegas in 2009 following a 28-year run in New York City. Since then, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and Champion's Week has hosted events at over 30 venues along the famous Las Vegas Strip, drawing the sport's top drivers and an assortment of high-profile musical and celebrity guests. "We are thrilled that NASCAR and Las Vegas will continue their strong and successful partnership as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week return for the seventh year," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Each year this event gets bigger and better, and Las Vegas provides the ultimate backdrop to this unrivaled experience in the most exciting city in the world." For the first time, the DAYTONA Rising / NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum will expand to a third day and make its debut at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, providing sports industry executives a first-look at the newly completed DAYTONA Rising project. The DAYTONA Rising / NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum has established itself as the premier event where thought leaders both in and out of the racing community gather to discuss, debate and share insights that impact the future of racing. Registration is required at www.MotorsportsMarketingForum.com , and more details on the agenda will be shared in the weeks and months ahead. "We're very happy to expand our 2015 NASCAR Motorsports Marketing program to include a Daytona component on February 17, given how much excitement there is surrounding the DAYTONA Rising project," said Richard Weiss, Publisher of SportsBusiness Journal . "It's a win-win combination for attendees who will join in our December Motorsports Marketing Forum discussions in Las Vegas who will now also be able to get an insider's perspective on the Daytona International Speedway project." The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will air on NBCSN beginning at 9 p.m. ET. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the awards show live at 8 p.m. ET.
See what's coming this week to NASCAR .com Here's what you'll see on NASCAR .com this week: MONDAY: Brad Keselowski inadvertently hit his crewmen on pit road and found himself 37th. So how did he rally to finish second? RJ Kraft explains ... Stu Hothem catches up with Jeff Gordon , who tied his best finish of the year on Sunday at Pocono by finishing third ... The Rundown takes a look at how every driver in the field performed. TUESDAY: This week's Power Rankings presented by Outback is sure to get a shakeup now that Matt Kenseth has two wins on the season ... It's Jeff Gordon 's birthday, and we're looking back at his career through photos ... Kathy Sheldon identifies Sprint Cup drivers at age 40 (or older), and what their careers look like. WEDNESDAY: New paint schemes will be on display at Watkins Glen, and we'll have them all in Paint Scheme Preview ... The Glen provides the opportunity for an unknown to sneak out a win, and you can vote on who that might be in our winners poll ... High 5 presents the best NASCAR content from around the web. THURSDAY: Driver Reports highlights the 16 drivers currently on the Chase Grid, and how they fare at Watkins Glen ... We'll catch you back up on the nuances of road course qualifying ... This week's #TBT involves a man named Dale Earnhardt and a broken sternum. FRIDAY: The Sprint Cup Series gets on track at 9 a.m. ET, and we'll have full coverage from a busy day at the track ... 8 Tweets You Might Have Missed highlights the best from social media over the past week. Also coming this week: @nascarcasm has a busy week, including Matt Kenseth 's post-race Facebook page, and texts Jack Roush might have received after Darrell Wallace Jr . and Chris Buescher had another incident ... We'll give you the highlights of the weekend in GIF form ... Senior Writer Kenny Bruce heads to North Wilkesboro. Find out why.
Crew chief suspended for a race; team owner docked 15 points RELATED: NASCAR's official release NASCAR handed down a P3-level penalty Wednesday to the Premium Motorsports No. 98 Ford team for failure to properly attach weight during last weekend's Sprint Cup Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The No. 98 car, driven by Timmy Hill for the second straight week in last Sunday's Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400, lost a piece of tungsten during Friday practice near the pit-road exit on the 2.5-mile track. The dropped weight was a violation of three sections of the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book (Sections 12:1; 184.108.40.206.1; 20.3.5). NASCAR officials suspended crew chief Scott Eggleston for one Sprint Cup Series race and fined him $25,000. NASCAR also suspended car chief Kevin Eagle for one race. Both were placed on probation through Dec. 31. Mike Curb, the listed team owner for the Premium No. 98, was also docked 15 championship points in the car owner standings. The No. 98 began the year under the Phil Parsons Racing umbrella before Premium Motorsports took ownership in the spring. Josh Wise failed to qualify the car for the season-opening Daytona 500 , but competed in the next 17 races before announcing that he had parted ways with the team. Hill has driven for the team the last two weekends. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Partnership to focus on benefits of residential and commercial solar power tech DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., and BELMONT, Calif., (JULY 30, 2015) -- NASCAR and SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, today announced SunEdison as the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR Green. This new partnership builds on the expanded use of solar technology across the sport, particularly at race team shops and race tracks across the country. Over the next three years, SunEdison and NASCAR will embark on an effort to educate millions of NASCAR fans on the financial and environmental benefits of solar power use. SunEdison plans to work with NASCAR partners, tracks and teams on commercial-scale solar solutions. The White House cited this newly forged partnership as a prime example of making renewable energy accessible to all U.S. homeowners. "Solar power is a proven and reliable form of renewable energy and the technology is already making a significant impact throughout our industry," said Steve Phelps, NASCAR chief marketing officer. "Our strategic partnership with SunEdison will help NASCAR further reduce the sport's environmental impact and help continue to educate our fans on renewable energy." "SunEdison is excited to be partnering with NASCAR to highlight the benefits of solar both at and away from the race track," said Vikas Desai, SunEdison senior vice president of residential and small commercial. "We look forward to being a strategic NASCAR Green partner and helping fans, partners and the sport save money while reducing their carbon footprint." NASCAR has taken a holistic approach across its wide-ranging effort to help protect the environment and has been collaborating in earnest with teams, tracks, partners and fans to do that since 2008. NASCAR's efforts to champion sustainable behavior align with NASCAR fan values. According to a 2014 study commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Research Now, four out of five NASCAR fans believe the earth is going through a period of climate change, and two out of three of these fans feel a personal responsibility to do something about it. The study shows approximately two out of three NASCAR fans who believe there is climate change support buying cost-effective solar panels for the home. For additional information on NASCAR Green, visit www. nascar .com/green
Team Penske female race engineer: 'You have to pinch yourself' RELATED: Meet @nascartireguy " Drivers sound off on Bristol testing Andrea Mueller laughed and conceded that she still hesitates when people casually ask her what she does for a living. Answering "rocket scientist" or "race car engineer" always seemed to raise eyebrows, drop jaws and invite more questions. "It's kind of funny, even when (rocket science is) what I was doing and we would go out at night or whatever I would always tell people I was either a teacher or a gardener,'' the Team Penske race engineer explained. "I don't know why I tried to hide it, but I've always been the kind of person who likes to fly under the radar. So even now, it's definitely that people are bringing it out of me to talk about it." For this unassuming and talented young woman the truth is a far better story than anything you could make up as a conversation starter. At only 35 years old, Mueller is one of the most respected people in the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage. In 2007, she left a successful job working on engine components for NASA's space shuttle program to take an engineering position with Team Penske 's XFINITY Series program and was a vital contributor to back-to-back team owner's championships in 2013 and 2014. Since Mueller joined Team Penske full time in 2012, the team has earned 25 of its 50 total victories -- an impressive statistic that not only speaks to the talented array of drivers that steer Roger Penske's cars, but the people -- like Mueller -- who prepare them. "Andrea is kind of the central point of everything we do from an information and a setup-based environment,'' explained Greg Erwin, who serves as director of competition for Penske's XFINITY Series program. "She is critical to the success of this 22 program and has been for multiple years now. I saw it last year in a managerial role and now working with her more closely on a day-to-day basis. "She's the most pinpoint, focused, thorough individual with her craft that I've ever been around. She's really, really a gift to the program. I'm thankful to have her." RELATED: There is no 'I' in team Mueller stands out in the sport because of her NASA background as much as for her gender. And that's a source of pride for her. A former successful quarter- and micro-midget racer near her hometown of Fresno, California, Mueller insists she's always just felt like "one of the guys." And if she wasn't going to be racing cars, then working around them was the next best option. "I realized early enough, as much as I wanted to be a professional race car driver, it just wasn't going to work out and quickly switched gears to race as long as I could and just have fun,'' Mueller explained. "Then mechanical engineering became my focus. The deal with my dad was all through racing, I had to have straight-As to race so he pretty much set me up to help me stay on the path (to college) as well." Gender really had nothing to do with either of her professional tracks. However, Mueller acknowledges there are still few women working on cars in the garage, but the numbers are growing. And she's hopeful her opportunity and success will attract others. "Growing up with race teams I was around whether it was my dad's or when I was racing as a teenager or even in college, I was always just one of the guys," Mueller said. "I'm very fortunate it never was an issue. "The one thing I hope comes out of all this is that (young women) see there's no reason they can't do whatever they want." And to her credit, Mueller's team has always been more focused on her ability than her gender. "Our team doesn't look at her any differently,'' Penske driver Joey Logano said after celebrating yet another XFINITY Series win at Talladega Superspeedway this spring. "Andrea's a great asset. She helps (crew chief) Jeremy Bullins, she helps Greg (Erwin) a ton and I like that she's very assertive. She's not scared to put in her opinion and that's a good thing to have in that position. RELATED: Series owner standings "The best crew chiefs and engineers are racers first and I think you have to have racing in your blood to understand the grassroots of motorsports then to have the engineering degree … that's key. You've got to have both and Andrea does. They don't teach the sport in college. "And Andrea's more exited than anyone to win these races." With the success and recognition Mueller's earned, flying under the radar won't be an option, especially when she achieves her next goal -- to be a race engineer in the Sprint Cup Series. Breaking down gender stereotypes is old hat and a non-issue for Mueller, who's held dream job after dream job. Her focus is not surprisingly more singular: winning. "At the end of the day, sometimes you have to pinch yourself," Mueller said. "Am I really working on race cars for Mr. Penske and this is really my job and I'm getting paid to do this? That's outstanding." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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