|Amy Purdy to Pace Daytona 500 In Bold, New Toyota Camry|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. and Daytona International Speedway today announced that 'Dancing With the Stars' finalist and Paralympics bronze medalist Amy Purdy will serve as the official pace car driver for the 2015 Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22.
Purdy, a top-ranked adaptive snowboarder in the U.S., will pace 'The Great American Race' in the bold, new Toyota Camry that was redesigned for 2015.
'Another exciting moment in my rela...[Read more...]|
|Chip Ganassi Feted by Racing Elite at IMRRC Award Dinner|
|CORNING, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2014) - A number of communities came together on Thursday night to honor race team owner Chip Ganassi at the Corning (N.Y.) Museum of Glass. They included the racing communities of IndyCar, Sports Car and NASCAR, as well as the local New York state communities hosting this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
Ganassi received the inaugural Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for outstanding contributions to motorsports at the International Mot...[Read more...]|
|MARK REUSS NAMED DAYTONA 500 HONORARY PACE CAR DRIVER|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Mark Reuss, General Motors North America president, who was instrumental in bringing the new Chevrolet SS to NASCAR, will be the honorary pace car driver Sunday for the 55th running of the Daytona 500.
He will be behind the wheel of a 2014 production Chevrolet SS.
'Leading the Daytona 500 starting field to green driving a 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car on one of the most famous race tracks in the world will be a special honor for me,' Reuss said. 'I can't wait to...[Read more...]|
|CHEVROLET SS WINS IN ITS NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DEBUT|
|• Jimmie Johnson wins season-opening Daytona 500 for second time|
DAYTONA, Fla. – Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS, won the 55th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. It also marked the first victory for the recently introduced Chevrolet SS, which made its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut.
'I'm very happy to win the first Gen-6 race in the Gen-6 car for Chevrolet in their SS,' said Johnson, who...[Read more...]
|RICHARD PETTY DEDICATES MUSCLE CARS FOREVER STAMPS|
|Raw power gets a stamp of its own today as seven-time NASCAR National Champion Richard Petty helps dedicate the America on the Move: Muscle Cars Forever stamps.
Petty, his son Kyle and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will dedicate the limited-edition stamps at the Daytona International Speedway where 'The King' won a record seven Daytona 500 Championships.
Typically equipped with big, powerful engines, these high-performance vehicles began roaring across America in the 1960s. The limite...[Read more...]|