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The new website features in-depth driver profiles and live twitter feeds
Richard Childress Racing Thursday unveiled a revamped website, RCRRacing.com, that offers a shop video feature and allows visitors to customize the sponsor car color they prefer for their favorite driver. The enhancements were just two of several improvements made to the site. RCR also expanded its driver profiles, incorporated live twitter feeds and posted a slideshow showcasing the history of the team. The work on the site was done by Racersites, a digital media agency that has done work for the Izod IndyCar Series, Penske Racing and others (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal).

CHANGING PLACES: On Long Island, Neil Best reported Deb Placey and Rob Carlin, “who shared hosting duties for Islanders telecasts on MSG Plus last season, have left the team, Placey for the Devils and Carlin for the Capitals.” With two weeks until the season starts, MSG is “looking to fill those roles, probably with a single person for both home and away games” (NEWSDAY.com 9/22). Meanwhile, Kevin Kurz has joined Comcast SportsNet as a Sharks Insider. In his new role, Kurz will cover the Sharks for CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com, plus contribute to "SportsNet Central," "Chronicle Live," "Sharks Pregame Live" and "Postgame Live," as well as other NHL related programming (Comcast SportsNet).

SIMULCAST AGREEMENT: Boston's WBZ-FM radio hosts Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti of “have scored a TV deal to simulcast their popular radio show" on Comcast SportsNet New England. No start date was announced but “the simulcast will start sometime over the coming months when their new set at the radio station’s" Brighton, Mass., studios is complete (BOSTONHERALD.com, 9/22).
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