Feb 25

Josh Wise Phoenix Raceway Preview

 

Josh WiseMOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 25, 2014) – The No. 40 TMG team with driver Josh Wise will take to the 1 mile oval Phoenix Raceway this Saturday, March 1, for the second race of 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series campaign. After a rough start last week at Daytona the team returns to the site where in 2013 the No.40 car finished 18th.

 

Josh Wise at Phoenix… In eight career Nationwide starts at Phoenix, Wise has a best finish of eighteenth in 2011.

Follow the Action… Saturday’s  race from Phoenix Raceway will air live at 3:45 pm Eastern on ABC. Tune in and follow Josh Wise on Twitter at @Josh_Wise and @TMG_team40

 

About The Motorsports Group… TMG was founded by veteran NASCAR team owner and successful businessman, Curtis Key. Key is approaching his 21st anniversary as a team owner in NASCAR’s top three divisions.

The focus of TMG is to race competitively in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with top racing talent, also give affordable opportunities to up and coming drivers; Introduce and guide new companies into building successful marketing and activation programs through motorsports.

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Jan 15

Virginia’s Best Water Renews Partnership with The Motorsports Group

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Mooresville, N.C. (January 15, 2014) Virginia’s Best Water and The Motorsports Group officials announced today that the Virginia’s Best Water brand will be the “Official Bottled Water of The Motorsports Group” for the eighth consecutive racing season. Building on a relationship that began in 2007, Virginia’s Best Water parent company, Wholesome Foods, Inc., will supply bottled water for The Motorsports Group team at all 33 NASCAR Nationwide Series events in 2014, as well as, at selected show car appearances throughout the United States.

“We are excited to announce our continued partnership with The Motorsports Group through our Virginia’s Best Water brand,” said Wesley Pence, Vice President, Wholesome Foods, Inc. “Every year we hold a drawing for 2 garage passes with the purchase of the Virginia Best Brand water.

Due to all the great responses, we have decided to include our custom label brands as well. The Motorsports Group has been instrumental in the success of Virginia’s Best Water over the past several years and we appreciate the opportunity to be partnered with their organization in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for 2014.”

Team owner Curtis Key, a Virginia-based businessman who has fielded a NASCAR team since the early 1990′s, is pleased to have Virginia’s Best Water back on board for 2014.

“We are pleased to continue our association with Wholesome Foods, Inc., and their Virginia’s Best Water brand,” stated Curtis Key. “We have worked with the Wholesome Food’s group since 2007. They are a quality company who produces a great product that is enjoyed by all of our team members here at the shop and at the track as well.”

 

Virginia’s Best Water is an all natural artesian water that emerges from over 400 feet beneath the surface of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. It is drawn and bottled at Wholsome Food’s state- of-the-art facility in Edinburg, Virginia. Virginia’s Best Water was a Silver Medal Winner at the 2012 Annual Berkeley Springs Water Festival (www.berkeleysprings.com/water), where the brand competed with 77 entries from 20 states and 9 countries.

The Virginia’s Best labeled water is available at select Whole Foods, local independent groceries and our own outlet store, as well as our website for shipment anywhere in the continental United States.

For more information regarding Virginia’s Best and custom labeled water visit www.wholesomefoodsinc.com.

 

About The Motorsports Group

TMG, The Motorsports Group, is a multi-car NASCAR Nationwide Series team owned by successful businessman and Chesapeake, Virginia native, Curtis W. Key.  Key is approaching his 21st anniversary as a team owner in NASCAR’s top three divisions.

The mission of TMG is to race competitively in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and ultimately the Sprint Cup Series with top racing talent and give affordable, high profile, high exposure opportunities to marketing partners. This is in an effort to build strong co-branding relationships and activation programs to help insure a better return on investment for our marketing partnerships.  Please contact Hudson Hall should you have any questions at hudson@themotorsportsgroup.com.

 

 

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Jan 08

The Nationwide Series season will open at Daytona International Speedway on ESPN

For the third consecutive season, the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule will consist of 33 races on intermediate venues, road courses, superspeedways and short tracks, and all will air on the ESPN family of networks. All races are broadcast by either Motor Racing Network, Performance Racing Network or Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, and also air on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.

PrintThree road course races will again be showcased, including Road America (June 21, 2:45 p.m. ET, ABC ), Watkins Glen International(Aug. 9, 2:15 p.m. ET, ABC) and Mid-Ohio (Aug. 16, 2:45 p.m. ET, ABC), which is located less than 60 miles from Nationwide Insurance’s Columbus, Ohio headquarters.

Changes to the schedule include three date shifts from the 2013 edition:Darlington Raceway will hold its race a month earlier (April 11, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2), while the first Iowa Speedway event is now slated for May 18 at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN (it had previously been held in June). Texas Motor Speedway’s date moved one week earlier in the calendar to April 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2; the Texas and Darlington date changes coincide with the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.Chicagoland Speedway’s standalone event will return to a night race (July 19, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) for the first time since hometown driver Justin Allgaier won there in 2011.

Daytona International Speedway hosts the season opener on Feb. 22 at 1:15 p.m. ET on ESPN while the series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is set for Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

The full telecast schedule for the NASCAR Nationwide Series is below, and subject to change:

All times listed are Eastern

*Will air on ESPN family of networks

Date Race/Facility Network TV Start Race Start Radio
22-Feb DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ESPN 12:00PM 1:15PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
1-Mar PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ABC 3:30PM 3:45PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
8-Mar LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 4:00PM 4:15PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
15-Mar BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 1:30PM 2:00PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
22-Mar AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ESPN 4:30PM 5:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
4-Apr TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 8:00PM 8:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
11-Apr DARLINGTON RACEWAY ESPN2 7:30PM 8:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
25-Apr RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY *TBD 6:30PM 7:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
3-May TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY ESPN 2:30PM 3:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
18-May IOWA SPEEDWAY ESPN 1:30PM 2:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
24-May CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ABC 2:30PM 2:45PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
31-May DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ESPN 2:00PM 2:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
14-Jun MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ESPN 1:30PM 2:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
21-Jun ROAD AMERICA ABC 2:30PM 2:45PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
27-Jun KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY ESPN 7:00PM 7:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
4-Jul DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ESPN2 7:00PM 7:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
12-Jul NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 3:00PM 3:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
19-Jul CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY ESPN2 8:00PM 8:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
26-Jul INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN 4:00PM 4:30PM IMS/SIRIUSXM
2-Aug IOWA SPEEDWAY ESPN 7:30PM 8:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
9-Aug WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL ABC 2:00PM 2:15PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
16-Aug MID-OHIO ESPN 2:30PM 2:45PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
22-Aug BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN 7:00PM 7:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
30-Aug ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 7:00PM 7:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
5-Sep RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ESPN2 7:00PM 7:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
13-Sep CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY ESPN2 3:30PM 3:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
20-Sep KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY *TBD TBD 7:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
27-Sep DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ESPN2 3:30PM 3:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
4-Oct KANSAS SPEEDWAY ESPN2 3:30PM 3:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
10-Oct CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 7:00PM 7:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
1-Nov TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ESPN2 3:30PM 3:30PM PRN/SIRIUSXM
8-Nov PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ESPN2 3:30PM 4:00PM MRN/SIRIUSXM
15-Nov HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY ESPN2 4:00PM 4:30PM MRN/SIRIUSXM

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Oct 28

Bell Heads To The Lone Star State With New Sponsor Redneck Heaven

 

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 28, 2013) – Redneck Heaven, the best place in Texas to go eat, drink and have fun is proud to announce they will be the primary sponsor of T.J. Bell’s No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro fielded by The Motorsports Group in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2nd. Redneck Heaven has partnered with Hero Energy Shot to draw attention to the 32 million men and women that put on a uniform to serve and protect our country. This patriotic red, white and blue car will take the track and make heads turn just like in their restaurants.
“I’m really excited to have Redneck Heaven as my sponsor,” Bell said. “People that know me well know I like to work hard and play hard. I can honestly say Redneck Heaven is the coolest place to go eat great food, relax and watch some sports when you have some free time. I can’t wait to go to the restaurant meet some fans and sign autographs while eating some of my favorite food. Does it get better than that?”

Redneck Heaven is proud of how fast they have grown and connected with their customers. William Tinker, Founder of Redneck Heaven commented “We wanted to create the most unique atmosphere for our customers to relax and have fun. We also are very thankful for the 32 million men and women in uniform that serve and protect our country. This unique partnership with Hero Energy Shot and our sponsorship of T.J. Bell’s No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro reflects a new level in our efforts to honor and say thank you to these heroes and our customers at the same time.”
Dan Leon CEO of Hero Associates, LLC said, “We are thrilled to partner with Redneck Heaven not only on this car but at their restaurants. You can now find our product at all of the Redneck Heaven restaurants. We know that a lot of the patrons at Redneck Heaven are firefighters, police, EMT’s and members of the military so it makes perfect sense to offer our product at their locations. Every time you purchase one of our shots you are making a donation to the non-profits that support these men and women in uniform. “Hero Energy Shots have been available in Texas at the Alon 7-Eleven stores for about 8 months and received well. “Texans love our product and support the heroes that protect us every day so it makes sense for us to continue to grow our distribution in Texas” said Dan Leon.

“Texas is an awesome track,” Bell said. “I’ve really enjoyed racing there in the past. It’s very fast and extremely demanding. I’ve had a blast competing in the Truck, Nationwide and Cup Series. I’ve had some good runs there and I’m looking forward to returning for this year’s race at Texas Motor Speedway with The Motorsports Group (TMG). TMG and I are making strides every week towards building a very competitive team for next season.”

 

About Redneck Heaven
Redneck Heaven is a restaurant that offers a unique environment for its patrons. If you were to take Arnold’s from “Happy Days”, Boars Nest from “Dukes of Hazard” and “Cheers” you would come up with a place that people would walk into and say I want to die here! That is what Redneck Heaven is. We created a one of a kind atmosphere where people are happy and never want to leave. From our food menu to our drink specials everything goes towards creating a memorable experience. People work hard enough for their money and should feel good about spending it when treated the way they deserve to be when out on the town blowing off some steam and recharging their batteries. That is why we started Redneck Heaven. Redneck Heaven has locations in Lewisville, Fort Worth and Arlington for your dining pleasure and can be found online at www.redneckheaven.com as well as on facebook and twitter.

About Hero Energy Shot and Hero Associates, LLC
Hero Energy Shot honors the 32 million Americans that put on a uniform every day, putting their lives in harm’s way to help keep us safe. Members of our military, police, EMT’s and firefighters are our heroes. A portion of proceeds from every purchase is given back to nonprofit organizations that support these heroes. Hero Energy Shot is now available in over 7,000 locations with plans on being in over 15,000 by the end of the year. They have over 32 consecutive monthly donations supporting heroes and have been the frontline of defense for these heroes since 2009. Find out more information online at www.heroenergyshot.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Motorsports Group
TMG, The Motorsports Group, is a multi-car NASCAR Nationwide Series team owned by successful businessman and Chesapeake Virginia native, Curtis W. Key.  Key is approaching his 20th anniversary as a team owner in NASCAR’s top three divisions.
The mission of TMG is to race competitively in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and ultimately the Sprint Cup Series with top racing talent and give affordable, high profile, high exposure opportunities to marketing partners. This is in an effort to build strong co-branding relationships and activation programs to help insure a better return on investment for our marketing partnerships. Please contact Hudson Hall should you have any questions at hudson@themotorsportsgroup.com.

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Oct 18

NASCAR Releases 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Schedule

 

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Return to Nationwide’s ‘Home Track’ Mid-Ohio; Chicagoland Back Under The Lights

 

 

 

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2013) – NASCAR today announced the 2014 schedule for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the 33rd season of racing for the second-most popular motorsports series in the United States. Next year’s schedule once again features a variety of tracks that will challenge drivers, many of whom are quickly transforming into up-and-coming national series stars.

 

“As it continues to provide great racing for our fans, the NASCAR Nationwide Series is also a launching pad for our rising talent,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “It’s exciting to watch the growth of current and former series drivers Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. among others in their progression to challenge NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars like Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick. Those former NASCAR Nationwide Series champions also make up a majority of this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.”

For the third consecutive season, the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule will consist of 33 races on intermediate venues, road courses and short tracks. Three road course races will again be showcased, including Road America (June 21), Watkins Glen International (Aug. 9) and Mid-Ohio (Aug. 16), which is located less than 60 miles from Nationwide Insurance’s Columbus, Ohio headquarters. ESPN networks will continue to provide live broadcasts of the entire schedule in 2014.

Changes to next season’s schedule include three date shifts from the 2013 edition: Darlington Raceway will hold its race a month earlier (April 11), while the first Iowa Speedway event is now slated for May 18 (it had previously been held in June). Texas Motor Speedway’s date moved one week earlier in the calendar to April 4; the Texas and Darlington date changes coincide with the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule released earlier this week. Chicagoland Speedway’s standalone event on July 19 will return to a night race for the first time since hometown driver Justin Allgaier won there in 2011.

Daytona International Speedway hosts the season opener on Feb. 22 while the series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is set for Nov. 15. Six “standalone” dates are also included on the 2014 schedule. These races have been a major part of the series’ identity throughout its history, putting the spotlight squarely on series regulars vying for the championship. Iowa Speedway will host two standalones (May 18 and Aug. 2), along with Chicagoland, Kentucky Speedway (Sept. 20), Road America and Mid-Ohio.

And for the sixth straight year, NASCAR and Nationwide Insurance will partner to bring back the popular “Dash 4 Cash” bonus program for drivers and fans alike. The unique program rewards and recognizes NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship contenders and adds elements of unpredictability and drama leading up to and during the designated “Dash 4 Cash” races. An announcement on the complete 2014 program details will be released at a later date.

 

2014 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULE

Date                 Site

 

2/22                  Daytona International Speedway

 

3/1                    Phoenix International Raceway

 

3/8                    Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

3/15                  Bristol Motor Speedway

 

3/22                  Auto Club Speedway

 

4/4                    Texas Motor Speedway

 

4/11                  Darlington Raceway

 

4/25                  Richmond International Raceway

 

5/3                    Talladega Superspeedway

 

5/18                  Iowa Speedway

 

5/24                  Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

5/31                  Dover International Speedway

 

6/14                  Michigan International Speedway

 

6/21                  Road America

 

6/27                  Kentucky Speedway

 

7/4                    Daytona International Speedway

 

7/12                  New Hampshire Motor Speedway

 

7/19                  Chicagoland Speedway

 

7/26                  Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 

8/2                    Iowa Speedway

 

8/9                    Watkins Glen International

 

8/16                  Mid-Ohio

 

8/22                  Bristol Motor Speedway

 

8/30                  Atlanta Motor Speedway

 

9/5                    Richmond International Raceway

 

9/13                  Chicagoland Speedway

 

9/20                  Kentucky Speedway

 

9/27                  Dover International Speedway

 

10/4                  Kansas Speedway

 

10/10                Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

11/1                  Texas Motor Speedway

 

11/8                  Phoenix International Raceway

 

11/15                Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

 

About NASCAR

 

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, both known for competition on road courses. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR atwww.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

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