From the most action-packed tracks and the most talented drivers to the severity of NASCAR rulings and the abundance of television commercials, the campgrounds are usually abuzz with animated conversations.
The major debating topic among fans over the first half of the 2015 season dealt with the impact of the new aerodynamic rules package, which led to lower downforce and a decrease in horsepower. Due to those modifications and the continual search for clean air, drivers have been unable to execute passes. Naturally, that has led to fan frustration.
The last time NASCAR's set of elite drivers took to a road course San Jose, California's A.J. Allmendinger celebrated in Victory Lane.
Allmendinger took a major step to defending his road course title when he qualified first for Sunday's Toyota/SaveMart 350 from Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger recorded a speed of 96.310 mph in knockout qualifying's final session to clinch the top spot.
NASCAR today issued a statement regarding the tragedy of the lives lost on the evening of June 17, 2015, in a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor and state senator, Clementa C. Pinckney. A tenth person was shot and survived.
NASCAR announced that Senior Vice President Jill Gregory, who currently oversees the company’s Industry Services department, will also assume leadership of NASCAR Marketing effective immediately. Gregory replaces Kim Brink who was named Chief Operating Officer of Global Team Ford, the WPP-owned group of agencies dedicated to Ford, earlier today.