Sources: Sprint Shelves NASCAR "Experience" Sprint Dropping NASCAR Title Sponsorship After '16 France: No Major Changes Coming To Chase Charlotte Motor Speedway Removing 41,000 Seats Target Moves To Sponsor One IndyCar Entry Shanks, Lazarus Talk About Sharing NASCAR Rights Toyota's Venture Into NASCAR Still Paying Off SMT Conference Slide Show Talks To Extend NASCAR's Sprint Deal Coming Soon Harvick Reiterates Chase Brought Greater Excitement
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AUTO RACING MAKING PLANS TO FIGHT BANNING OF ADVERTISING
Published June 14, 1995
The auto racing industry has formed "A Coalition for Entertainment in Sports Sponsorship" to research efforts by government agencies and other groups that are in support of outlawing cigarette companies from auto racing, according to Ira Teinowitz and Jeff Jensen in AD AGE. While the Justice Department has yet to address auto racing, officials from the sport are staying abreast of the issue. NASCAR Media Coordinator Kevin Triplett: "Any time this topic comes up, we obviously take great interest because of our affiliation with a tobacco company" (ADVERTISING AGE, 6/12 issue).