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I'm just having a blast. I never really got to tailgate. I never really got to run-around (on Sundays). It's cool to run-around and meet people, enjoy the atmosphere, see what really goes down on this side of the stadium.
This is a very positive story in our sport, to see the commitment of a very large company like Shell and Pennzoil are and for them to be able to sign up with this team really makes a statement for not only where Team Penske is, but for where NASCAR is as a sport.
I think it will make a big difference.
The problem is we built these big tracks with 160,00-170,000 seats and ability to bring fans in. I think there is a downsizing there and people are taking that the wrong way.
I was the chairman of the Super Bowl in 2006 in Detroit where we had 70,000 people. When you think about Nascar every single weekend, we have more fans than the Super Bowl brings every single weekend 38 times. And I would say when you pack and load social media and the connection to the drivers and teams I think we're in the best shape ever. Companies that scrutinize the marketing aspects of this and the returns are saying this is a great place to be.
I love to watch the young guys. I don't know whether it makes me feel young again, I don't know what it is. It's just fun to watch those guys mature, grow, come up through the ranks. I've never seen the level of talent that we have today. I think these guys adapt so much faster. I think it's due to video games, simulators, all that.
I think you have a group of guys coming along that are going to put their signature on this sport. The sport's gone through some changes. We're looking at a new format. Some of us older guys, when they talk about changing the format, we look at each other, ask questions. These young drivers, they go, OK.' It's kind of no big deal to those guys.
I think that says a lot about how they approach it, how they look forward to it. So I think it's pretty bright when you have an attitude like that.
People are talking about the health of the sport, and this is a watershed moment.
The level of the young guys that you see coming along that have the talent that they have, it's super exciting.
This partnership further strengthens NASCAR's medical response capability, making our well-established, medical response system even better. AMR is a leader in the emergency services sector, and its doctors and paramedics add another layer of expertise to the immediate response team.
You can get confused if you want to get into the weeds on math. This is really about introducing two breaks and rewarding your favorite driver for racing up front. What I've heard loud and clear from the fans on Twitter, I want my driver rewarded for every race.' That's happening, and it's as simple as that. It's rewarding drivers for their effort all race long.
You still have the start of the race, you still have the end of the race, and in between, there's going to be a lot of moments. I think that there's a lot of different things within this – you don't necessarily need to know how a watch works, you just need to know what time it is. I think you're going to see better racing on the racetrack, and that's all that matters.
As a driver, I'm happy to be rewarded for performing well throughout the event, not just for how I finished.
He's from Detroit, and he came from being a Michigan taxi driver to a NASCAR champion. Think about that. That seems like the script from a Hollywood movie. But that is exactly what Benny Parsons accomplished in 1973.
This was such a surprise. When he sat down in front of me and shared what he was thinking, I was totally surprised. I said, This is a huge decision, let's take some time with this.
I could tell he was totally committed.
Carl Edwards has made an indelible mark on NASCAR. His hard-charging driving style has led to memorable moments that will live forever in the history of our sport. Carl's passion and personality will greatly be missed - as will the signature backflips that NASCAR fans have come to expect following his victories. We wish Carl nothing but the best as he enters this next phase in life.
You guys (the media), we do this, and it's full‑time. And not just the physical time, but I wake up in the morning thinking about racing. I think about it all day. I go to bed thinking about it. And I have dreams about racing. And that's just how it is. I've been doing that for 20 years, and I need to take that time right now and devote it to people and things that are important to me, things I'm really passionate about.
I can stand here healthy after all the things I've done. That's a true testament to NASCAR, the tracks. It's a risky sport. I'm aware of the risks. I don't like how it feels to take the hits we take. I'm a sharp guy. I want to be sharp in 30 years.
There's no life raft I am jumping on to, I'm just jumping. This is a pure, simple, personal decision. You guys know I don't race just for the trophies. I'm rewarded by the challenges. I feel accomplished. I know sitting in that car, I'm the best I can be.
When it's time to go to Daytona, I'll be ready.
The doctors are happy NASCAR is going to allow this to be an option for drivers going forward, whether it be broken bones or whatever injuries drives may sustain. I think all drivers would like to have the opportunity to get in a car somewhere, just to know before they tackle a full race week.
We do have some ideas about how we can make NASCAR more attractive to what I would call a different audience than is currently there without detracting from what is already a great audience and a great fan base. We have experience with that and those fans do relate to our brand, and we think there's an opportunity to bring some new ones in.
They understand motorsports. They understand NASCAR. They understand how to reach across and excite our core audience and help us deliver on a new audience. That was very exciting for us.
My heart is so full. I had this crazy calmness over myself all day long leading in to this. Even with us running fifth and the championship not looking like it was going to be there, I just felt something.
They set a goal to get where they are and circumstances and fate made it a reality. Jimmie is a great champion and this is really good for our sport.
I promised him I'd give him a helmet, I wanted to wait and see if I could give him this one. He doesn't really want it. He said if I want it back, I can have it back, but I promised I'd give him a helmet.
They were nowhere all day, and just kind of ran around, I don't know, probably, I'd guess sixth. Never really showed their hand at all and didn't really show any speed, never really led in the laps until the last one, and that's the only one that really matters.
It's time. Let's go. I'm ready.
You understand, we still invite owners to the haulers sometimes, too.
No one wants to hear my political views. I won't be talking about it.
My heart was full because I was thinking of some loved ones like Ricky Hendrick and his influence. Something happened from above.
It fits next to all my other gauges. It becomes just part of my dash on my race car.
At that point, you know, a doctor tells you your career is over. I didn't know what to do.
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The damage at our CRVA venues consists of broken exterior windows at the Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame and a breach that took place at one of our tenant spaces at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
You know, in NASCAR, they say rubbing is racing.