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10/24 2018

Julie Giese becomes the only current female president of an ISC track Michael Knight, Special for azcentral sports

(Photo: ISM Raceway) ISM Raceway’s new president should feel right at home since she’s been deeply involved in the $178 million, two-year transformation of the Avondale oval, which has its Grand Opening weekend Nov. 9-11, headlined by the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. Until her promotion was announced Tuesday, first reported by […]

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08/21 2018

Bryan Sperber stepping down as ISM Raceway president after November NASCAR race Michael Knight, Special for The Arizona Republic

A one-on-one talk with PIR President Bryan Sperber (Photo: Sean Logan/azcentral sports) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Bryan Sperber’s last act as president of ISM Raceway could be to figuratively spike the ball in Gatorade Victory Lane after the Nov. 11 Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. It turns out that celebration will include not only the […]

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03/10 2018

Glendale’s Michael McDowell excited about working with his new NASCAR team Michael Knight

  Special for azcentral sports (Photo: Sean Logan, Sean Logan/The Republic) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Michael McDowell has a new seat for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – and it’s in the Front Row. When Kasey Kahne replaced him in the No. 95 Leavine Family Chevy after four years, the Glendale driver joined Front Row Motorsports as […]

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03/09 2018

NASCAR’s exciting Kyle Larson has knack for pushing limits BY:  Michael Knight, Special to Arizona Republic

    CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE With the retirements of Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR is quickly introducing to fans its next generation of Monster Energy Cup Series drivers. The most exciting, arguably, is Kyle Larson. “He’s constantly trying to find more speed, push the limits, find the edge,” four-time champion Jeff Gordon said. […]

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09/27 2017

Phoenix International Raceway to become ISM Raceway starting in 2018  BY:  MICHAEL KNIGHT

(Photo: Ben Moffat/azcentral sports) What’s in a name? For Phoenix International Raceway to become ISM Raceway starting in 2018, a total investment that could approach $100 million over 10 years, including installation of leading-edge digital technology designed to enhance the at-track experience for fans and corporate partners alike. ISM – Ingenuity Sun Media – will […]

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03/17 2017

Jack Roush says his career is ‘down to a three-year window’ BY:  MICHAEL KNIGHT

(Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports) Jack Roush, one of NASCAR’s most successful owners and a pioneer in bringing engineering technology into the sport with his multi-car Ford teams, has used the R word. Retire. “I expected to have better years than (winless) 2016 and 2015,” Roush said to The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic in advance of […]

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03/16 2017

Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus stick together to chase NASCAR history BY:  MICHAEL KNIGHT

(Photo: Daniel Shirey, Getty Images) Jimmie Johnson is in a long-term relationship. Yes, Johnson has often spoken of the support he’s received from wife Chandra, married since 2004. But for all of his statistical accomplishments, including a record-tying seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships and 80 victories heading into Sunday’s Camping World 500 at […]

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