Local retailer Dollar General has stepped up its spending on the Camping World Truck Series entry of Kyle Busch. After committing in November to putting its colors on Busch's truck for five races, the Goodlettsville-based company has added three more events to its schedule.
Feb 11, 2011 10:04 AM
Local convenience story pizza marketers Hunt Brothers have signed an agreement to be the primary sponsor of the two cars Kevin Harvick Inc. will run in this year's Nationwide Series as well as the racing shop's Chevrolet truck entry. The deal marks a shift from Hunt Brothers' past marketing efforts in NASCAR, which focused on branding cars for a few races at a time in the top-flight Sprint Cup series.
Feb 7, 2011 12:57 PM
Middle Tennessee State University has received a $1 million donation from a former student. The money will be used to endow an existing scholarship for Rutherford County students who attend MTSU, with the remainder going toward renovating the coaches' office for the Lady Raiders basketball team.
Feb 7, 2011 8:38 AM
Larry Woody report that the only Nashville-area NASCAR team, Baker Curb Racing, is suspending operations because of a lack of sponsorship.
Baker said that if he could secure $1 million in sponsorship funds — considered a bare minimum for a team in NASCAR’s second-tier series — Baker Curb Racing could win this year’s Nationwide Series championship. “This is a Super Bowl team, and we could bring home the championship to Tennessee,” he said. “Look what we were able to do last year with a team that was only three-quarters funded: Greg Biffle almost won several races for us. We were that close.”SEE ALSO: Details of Baker Curb's struggles to get to proper funding in 2010
Jan 31, 2011 7:10 AM
Nissan's Infiniti brand has a new corporate partnership with the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports to run a multimedia campaign during regular-season men's basketball games and running through March Madness until the Men's Final Four. Custom "Inspired Performance" co-branded features will be shown during the coverage on CBS Sports and the three Turner Broadcasting networks, with Infiniti also serving as the presenting sponsor of Turner's pre-game shows throughout the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. In addition, Infiniti will present in-game "coaches spotlights" during the tournament.
"Some of the biggest moments in sports come during NCAA Basketball® each year," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "Together with the NCAA and the CBS Sports-Turner Sports Alliance, we will be there every action packed step of the way, from the opening tip off to the cutting of the nets. It's always an exciting time, and Infiniti is proud to be a part of the inspiration that NCAA Basketball delivers."
Jan 27, 2011 9:04 AM
Operations and communications director named to No. 2 post
Jan 20, 2011 2:03 PM
The U.S. men's national soccer team will play its third game at LP Field against Paraguay in late March. Local hospitality officials will be looking for a repeat of 2009's successful hosting of a World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago, which drew 28,000 spectators.
Jan 14, 2011 7:59 AM
The deadline for Firestone executives to renew their contract to supply the IndyCar Series with their tires passed last week and officials from both organizations are scrambling to come to a new agreement.
Neither Bernard nor Firestone's Al Speyer would reveal particulars of the discussions, but it's believed to be tied to the Nashville-based company's overall marketing objectives. "We have to look and compare all of our options, and motor sports is one of the many options out there," said Speyer, the executive director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. "Maybe there are too many (options)."
Jan 5, 2011 10:24 AM
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