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
SBD/21/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
Published May 21, 1998
SGB's Mark Tedeschi reports that CA-based Sketchers "has served notice that it intends to be a major player in the athletic arena." Sketchers will introduce a new line of men's sport shoes "to help further build its men's business in sporting goods channels" (SGB, 5/15 issue)....The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers and Pepsi have agreed to sponsor the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Ram Tough 200, presented by Pepsi, September 17-19 at Gateway Int'l Raceway in MO (SPEEDNET, 5/21)....MA-based Mullen Advertising signed with the N.Y. Yacht Club's Young America Challenge as the official marketing services agency of the America's Cup team (Young America)....MCI will sponsor the '98 Goodwill Games Figure Skating Competition (MCI).