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Game Changing Moments

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: DAYTONA

Aric Almirola got his first career Sprint Cup Series victory and first victory for the No. 43 car since 1999 ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: KENTUCKY

Sometimes the fastest car doesn’t always win. Tonight, at Kentucky Speedway, it did. Battling back from varying pit stop strategies, ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: SONOMA

A well-timed caution helped get Carl Edwards to the front of the field, and the driver of the No. 99 ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: POCONO

Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and held on to win the Pocono 400 at ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: POCONO

Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and held on to win the Pocono 400 at ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: DOVER

Jimmie Johnson had yet another a strong performance, and he held off Brad Keselowski on a late restart to win ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: CHARLOTTE

Clearly tired of questions about his "drought," Jimmie Johnson was all business Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: ALL-STAR RACE

Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead for the first time on Lap 35 and pulled away to win the second segment. ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: KANSAS

Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-hour Energy 400 Sprint ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: TALLADEGA

A three-wide battle for the lead early in Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway resulted in Brad Keselowski wrecking onto ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: RICHMOND

A stunning first-turn, first-lap incident slowed the start of the Toyota Owners 400, sending rookie polesitter Kyle Larson spinning and ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: DARLINGTON

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been one of feast or famine for Kevin Harvick -- and on ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: TEXAS

Joey Logano won the Duck Commander 500 under a green-white-checkered, expanding the number of drivers to win a race this ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: MARTINSVILLE

On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as "The Outlaw" committed highway robbery. Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: AUTO CLUB

The first driver on four fresh tires for a restart on Lap 205 at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch passed ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: BRISTOL

Carl Edwards seemed to be cruising to victory in the final laps of Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: LAS VEGAS

Unfortunately for Dale Earnhardt Jr., crew chief Steve Letarte's words proved prophetic. "If it runs out, stay on the track ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: PHOENIX

In a race that began with an air of inevitability as thick as the storm clouds that pelted Phoenix International ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: DAYTONA 500

In a race that started in broad daylight and ended 42 minutes before midnight, and with a swatch of tape ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: SPRINT UNLIMITED

It wasn't the lesson Tony Stewart was counting on in his first race back from injury, but being involved in ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: HOMESTEAD

Denny Hamlin found redemption for a lost season. Sidelined for four races with a broken back earlier in the season, ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: PHOENIX

Kevin Harvick took advantage of Carl Edwards' fuel shortage to win his fourth race of the season in Sunday's AdvoCare ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: TEXAS

Able to pull away from his pursuers with apparent ease, Jimmie Johnson finished three positions ahead of Matt Kenseth in ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: MARTINSVILLE

Jeff Gordon once appeared to own sole possession of that title, but he ceded it to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: TALLADEGA

Jamie McMurray was in the right place at the right time Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway — at the front of ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: CHARLOTTE

Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality -- and timing -- trump quantity. Overcoming a loose wheel and ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: DOVER

Instead of battling for the win, Jimmie ended up 17th after serving a drive-through penalty in the waning laps. And ... Read More

UPS Game-Changing Moments: New Hampshire

For the second straight week, in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth led ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: CHICAGOLAND

Matt Kenseth, the top seed in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, added to his advantage in Sunday's rain-interrupted ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: RICHMOND

When the dust settled at Richmond International Raceway, Carl Edwards was the winner, Martin Truex Jr. was in the Chase ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: ATLANTA

Kyle Busch proved emphatically Sunday night that he knows what to do with a lead when he gets it. Never ... Read More

UPS Game-Changing Moments: Bristol

We've seen this script before, Matt Kenseth holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of a NASCAR Sprint Cup ... Read More

UPS Game Changing Moments: Michigan

Jimmie Johnson's Michigan futility continued Sunday, as the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion exited the Pure Michigan 400 early ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: WATKINS GLEN

Aric Almirola’s Ford nosed into a tire barrier after a blowing a tire on Lap 60 to cause a caution ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: POCONO

Ryan Newman found the chink in Jimmie Johnson's armor on Sunday -- and it wasn't on the race track. Taking ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: INDIANAPOLIS

Ryan Newman found the chink in Jimmie Johnson's armor on Sunday -- and it wasn't on the race track. Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: NEW HAMPSHIRE

For the second consecutive week, Joey Logano fell in the standings – from 10th before Daytona to 18th after New ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: DAYTONA

After a red flag of eight minutes, 53 seconds while track workers picked up debris, Jimmie Johnson led the field ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: KENTUCKY

On the final pit-stop sequence of the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway, only one ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: SONOMA

Varying pit strategies scrambled the field after the cars of Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards tangled on Lap 82 to ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: MICHIGAN

Greg Biffle feels right at home at Michigan International Speedway. He took the lead for good on a late restart ... Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENTS: POCONO

Moments that changed the course of the race at the Tricky Triangle. Read More

UPS GAME-CHANGING MOMENT: DOVER

Instead of battling for the win, Jimmie ended up 17th after serving a drive-through penalty in the waning laps. And ... Read More

Being ahead of the big one proved pivotal for Kenseth

Ride around at the back, or charge to the front? When it comes to avoiding the large-scale accidents that tend ... Read More

ALL ABOUT THE FUEL MILEAGE

Kyle Busch fought off all rivals, leading 302 of the first 389 laps at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. But ... Read More

FUEL MISTAKE COSTS HAMLIN BIG AT CHICAGOLAND

Running out of fuel on the final lap of a race can be a frustrating experience, but it's even more ... Read More






Game Changers

  • UPS Game Changers: Evolution of the NASCAR Pit Stop: How far it’s come

    July 16, 2014

    How far has technology progressed when it comes to pit stops in NASCAR racing? Ask walking encyclopedia Buz McKim, the NASCAR Hall of Fame resident historian, and he knows just the picture to drive the point home. Read More



  • UPS Game Changers: Race Control go behind the scenes and headsets with the officials that call NASCAR races

    June 26, 2014

    CONCORD, N.C. -- High above the race track, squirreled away in a surprisingly small room overlooking the frontstretch of Charlotte Motor Speedway, more than a dozen NASCAR officials are keeping tabs on the action down below. Read More



  • UPS GAME CHANGERS: FORD TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER

    May 21, 2014

    CONCORD, N.C. -- As part of its new Ford Technical Support Center, Ford Racing boasts a state-of-the-art racing simulator, a complex machine that allows drivers and engineers to turn laps on NASCAR tracks in virtual reality. And with banks of monitors and computers watching and recording their every move. Read More



  • FRANCE CHAMPIONS SOCIAL MEDIA, LIVE EVENTS

    April 30, 2014

    NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France took part in "The Business of Sports" panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday. France emphasized the importance of social media and the event experience unique to sports. Read More



  • UPS GAME CHANGERS: IMSA UNITES SERIES, VENUES

    March 26, 2014

    The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship moves to one of the country's most famous street course venues in Long Beach, Calif. in two weeks, fresh off a historic showing at iconic Sebring [Fla.] International Raceway for the 62nd running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Read More



  • WORKPLACE CHARGING CHALLENGE

    February 18, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If NASCAR President Mike Helton reports to work at the company's Charlotte offices instead of the Daytona Beach, Fla., headquarters, he'll now have a place to recharge his 108-mile-per-gallon Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in electric vehicle. Read More



  • NASCAR, SUNOCO GREEN E15 HIT 5 MILLION MILES

    November 12, 2013

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced today that during the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race in Phoenix this past weekend it surpassed more than five million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American Ethanol made from American-grown corn. The five million miles have been accumulated across practice, qualifying and racing laps dating to 2011 when the biofuel was introduced to the sport. Read More



  • UPS GAME CHANGERS: NASCAR GREEN TURNS FIVE

    October 2, 2013

    CHICAGO -- Former Vice President Al Gore remembers his initial reaction when he first heard NASCAR wanted to boost its efforts at becoming environmentally friendly and start NASCAR Green. Read More



  • NASCAR TECH TURNS 10

    August 29, 2013

    Colin Fambrough spends much time showing off the large championship ring he earned last year as part of Brad Keselowski’s pit crew. Had it not been for the NASCAR Technical Institute, he probably wouldn’t have it. Read More



  • UPS Game Changers: ESPN Returns To Sprint Cup

    July 23, 2013

    ESPN kicks off the final 17-week stretch of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action with coverage of the July 28 Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read More



  • GEN-6 CAR

    June 26, 2013

    Back in January during the Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said officials would measure the success of the new Generation-6 car by examining lead changes, driver feedback and how the car races on various tracks. Read More



  • Nascar Gives UPS the Green Flag in 2013

    February 20, 2013

    The official logistics provider of nascar introduces environmental enhancements to its trackside pick-up and delivery operations. Read More



  • The Evolution of Race Promotion

    November 6, 2012

    The idea behind race-track promoting hasn't changed since Bill France charged people to watch cars run fast along a Florida beach: Find the best way to get the most bodies in the grandstands to maximize profits. Read More



  • DRIVERS DRESS THE PART FOR SAFETY

    November 5, 2012

    Apparently taken after a race in the late 1930s or early '40s on Daytona's old beach-and-road course, a driver is surrounded by onlookers. He's taking a swig from a soda bottle. There's nothing out of the ordinary there. The kicker is what he is wearing. Read More



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