Recent NASCAR News
Global Sports Power Will Supply Race Teams With Eyewear For 15th Year Huntersville, NC (March xx, 2012) – Joe Gibbs Racing today announced that Oakley, one of the leading sports brands in the world, has renewed its partnership as the official eyewear supplier for the organization. Oakley, who has been a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing for 15 years, will continue to supply the pit crews for all of its NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, as well as its Motocross operations and team executives, including team owner Joe Gibbs.
The Daytona 500 dates back to 1959 with a race that was too close to determine a definite winner. 54 years later Daytona International Speedway still hosts NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race. Annually delivering a tantalizing spectacle of NASCAR racing at it’s best to a sold-out crowd of close to 200,000 roaring fans.
Climactic Ending: NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Claims NASCAR Sprint Cup Title From Behind After Homestead Victory
The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup finale couldn’t have been more climactic. Oakley racing star Tony “Smoke” Stewart was a mere three points behind then-leader Carl Edwards prior to the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway this past Sunday. But after weeks of heated “verbal warfare” and dramatic moves to advance in the overall standings, the season came to an explosive close with Tony emerging victorious at the race and with his third NASCAR Crown in hand. The closest win in the sport’s history came down to a intense skirmish on the track between the leaders after Tony raged back by passing 118 cars over 400 miles. The Oakley speed demon, who’s the first driver-owner to have won the Title since 1992, fell out of the top 30 twice in the first 40 laps.