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SBD/November 14, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NASCAR Nationwide Series Adds Race Near Entitlement Sponsor's Ohio HQs
Published November 14, 2012
STILL NOTHING IN CANADA: In Toronto, Dean McNulty notes the Camping World Truck Series (CWTS) is “slated to run next season on the dirt at the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway, also in Ohio.” The NNS and CWTS moves have to be “considered bad news" for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park east of Toronto, "which has been lobbying hard for a Truck race -- at least -- for 2013.” Track Owner Ron Fellows said that his “information is that NASCAR is still putting the Truck schedule together for next season and that gives him hope there is still a chance CTMP will get its 2013 date” (TORONTO STAR, 11/14).
A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME: The AP’s Fryer in a separate piece reported driver Brad Keselowski was “fined $25,000 on Monday for tweeting during the red flag" at Phoenix Int'l Raceway. NASCAR Senior Dir of Communications for Competition Kerry Tharp yesterday “dismissed the conspiracy theories, and said drivers had been told after the Daytona 500 that electronic devices -- including cellphones -- could not be carried inside the race cars going forward.” Tharp said, "Brad's tweeting at the Daytona 500 was really our first introduction to the magnitude of the social media phenomenon at the race track, especially how we saw it unfold that evening. We encourage our drivers to participate in social media. We feel we have the most liberal social media policy in all of sports, and the access we provide is the best in all of sports. But we also have rules that pertain to competition that need to be enforced and abided by” (AP, 11/13).