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NASCAR Daily News Headlines * January 31, 2008
Richard Childress To NC Hall of FameRichard Childress, the owner of Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May. Childress is one of eight honorees in the Class of 2008.
The NASCAR team owner won six Winston Cup championships with Dale Earnhardt Sr. behind the wheel, the Busch Grand National championship in 2001 and 2006 with Kevin Harvick and the Truck Series title in 1995 with Mike Skinner. His team became the first in NASCAR history to win the championship in all three national series. His teams have also won two Daytona 500s.
He has three drivers competing on the Sprint Cup circuit, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Harvick, who won last year’s Daytona 500.
Childress drove his own car from 1969-1981 in 285 races and had six top-five and 76 top-10 finishes. Childress was inducted into the Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame in October. He also owns Childress Vineyards in Lexington.
Other 2008 inductees are Tom Butters of Durham; Leo Hart of Duke; Bill Hensley of Charlotte; Ken Huff of Durham; Jack Jensen of Greensboro; Curly Neal of Greensboro; and Roy Williams of Chapel Hill.
“Outstanding athletic achievement and high standards of professionalism are hallmarks of these inductees. They have brought honor and prestige to themselves, their sports and the state of North Carolina. Their achievements have brightened the sports heritage of our state,” said Wilt Browning of Kernersville, president of the hall.(the-dispatch.com)
Edwards In Super Bowl CommercialRoush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards will appear on advertising's largest stage this Sunday, February 3 - Super Bowl Sunday in a 60 second Under Amour spot, the brand's first-ever Super Bowl Commercial. The commercial, showcasing several professional athletes will mark the first time audiences will see Under Armour's new performance trainers.
"I am really looking forward seeing the commercial. I'm going to the Super Bowl and I hope that they show the commercials at the game," said Carl Edwards. "The scale of the production was huge and I'm looking forward to seeing the end product."
Edwards continued, "To be associated with so many quality athletes under the Under Armour brand is very exciting and I'm looking forward to a great future with them."
Hershey's Honors EarnhardtHershey's is saluting racing legend Dale Earnhardt with four specially designed and molded chocolate Collector Edition bars in unique packages. Purchase these collectibles and redeem the wrappers for exclusive Dale Earnhardt merchandise, including a limited edition Sam Bass print. You can also help Hershey's and the Dale Earnhardt Foundation remember a true legend of the race track by participating in the "Continue The Legend"™ interactive mosaic.
You can view the images that will make up the "Continue The Legend"™ mosaic. Upload your own photo tribute and consider making a contribution to the Dale Earnhardt Foundation. As the collection of photos grows, take a look at what the final tribute piece will look like.(www.hersheys.com)
Truck Broadcast Schedule AnnouncedThe 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule of 25 races has been revised. Kentucky Speedway’s previously announced race of Saturday, July 12 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 19.
The switch resolves a conflict with the July 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Chicagoland Speedway that in past years was held on Sunday afternoon, but becomes a Saturday night race in 2008.
“Working together with Kentucky Speedway and our broadcast partners, we have come up with a date to ensure NASCAR fans won't have to choose between series,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Vice President, Racing Operations. “We also are pleased that the ARCA RE/MAX Series, which shares the Kentucky weekend with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, was willing to amend its schedule.”
NASCAR announced the 2008 broadcast schedule for the series. The NCTS returns to SPEED for a sixth consecutive season, beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET. The season culminates at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Nov. 14 running of the Ford 200 at 8 p.m. ET. SPEED will carry 23 races this season.
For the second consecutive season, FOX will broadcast two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events. The first will be at California Speedway on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. ET. The race is part of the first-ever NASCAR “double header” involving the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Both series will race on Feb. 23 at California (the NNS race will be televised on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET). FOX will also broadcast the March 29 NCTS race at Martinsville Speedway at 3 p.m. ET. Truck Broadcast Schedule
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