Report: Dollar General ramping up in NASCAR

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Dollar General will this week announce that it will step up big time its sponsorship involvement in NASCAR next year. According to the paper, the Goodlettsville-based discount retailer will make the jump to the big-time Sprint Cup Series with Joe Gibbs Racing while continuing to stay active in the Nationwide Series. The company recently told IndyCar Series team Sarah Fisher Racing that it won't back its effort beyond this weekend's season finale.

Oct 11, 2011 2:32 PM

Team players

Inside the thinking of companies spending their money on sports marketing in Middle Tennessee
Aug 29, 2011 12:02 AM

‘Artists have to work harder for deals’

Marcie Allen’s team works at the epicenter of the 10-figure – and growing – music sponsorship market [From our print edition featured in this week’s City Paper]
Aug 22, 2011 12:01 AM

Big Machine adds sponsorship exec

Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group has recruited veteran Chicago radio executive Jackie Campbell to the new post of director of strategic partnerships. Campbell's work at a CBS Radio group in the Windy City generated more than $3 million in revenue over a decade.

Aug 19, 2011 7:53 AM

William Morris alum launches sponsorship venture

Former William Morris Agency Vice President Kathy Armistead Olen has launched Atticus Brand Partners, aiming to be a link between artists and companies looking for sponsorship and endorsement opportunities. At William Morris, Olen worked with Chevrolet, KFC and Anheuser-Busch, among others.

Jul 26, 2011 12:49 PM

TNA inks sponsorship deal with Direct Auto

Wrestling promoter signs exclusive promotions package with insurer
Jul 19, 2011 6:53 AM

Big Machine sponsoring Brickyard

A month after co-sponsoring the winning car at the Indianapolis 500, Scott Borchetta has deepened his involvement with events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, signing his Big Machine Label Group on as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. As part of the deal, a number of Big Machine artists will be featured at events around the track on race weekend.

SEE ALSO: Borchetta’s recent partnership with Mike Curb to support racing at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Jul 5, 2011 7:11 AM

Row execs sponsoring Speedway

Music Row impresarios Mike Curb and Scott Borchetta have signed on to sponsor the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the next two years, which gives the historic track some financial stability and the label heads the chance to promote their artists as well as their passion for racing. (Both sponsored 2011 Indianapolis 500 winners Dan Wheldon and Bryan Herta Autosport.)

In the works, Smiley said, are potential promotions, giveaways and future national anthems sung by artists represented by the sponsors, as well as post-racing concerts. Clients of Big Machine Records include Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Steel Magnolia.

Jun 27, 2011 7:04 AM

Fifth Third inks deal with Metros

Bank will provide $20K annually for facility upgrades as team eyes climb up the ladder
Jun 16, 2011 2:28 PM

Curb, Big Machine big winners at the 500

Curb Records and Big Machine Label Group scored big this past Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Dan Wheldon won the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Both Mike Curb — a longtime sponsor of various IndyCar teams — and Big Machine boss Scott Borchetta were represented on Wheldon's engine cowling.

“Growing up a racer, this is the ultimate win, the ultimate race highlight and just one of the best racing experiences of my life. To share it with my family, my label and all the incredible people involved with driver Dan Wheldon as well as Bryan Herta and his race team was a dream come true. One of the best days ever,” said Borchetta.

Jun 2, 2011 8:53 AM