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NASCAR Media Tour rolls in Charlotte

Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:20 am
Edited on: January 23, 2012 10:45 am
By Pete Pistone

CHARLOTTE -  More than 230 motorsports journalists have gathered in Charlotte for the 30th annual NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The annual started in 1983 "experiment" with a handful of media that struggled to fill one charter bus, the four-day Tour has evolved into an important preseason media event.

"The NASCAR Sprint Media Tour is four days of non-stop news and a great way for fans to hear the latest about their favorite teams just a few weeks before the start of the season," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "It's the Tour's 30th year and it's stronger than ever, with a record number of media coming to this year's event that features more than 20 stops throughout the four days. We're excited to host to such a fantastic and meaningful event."

More than 20 stops will keep the participating media busy over the four-day tour including visits to Hendrick Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Stewart-Haas Racing, plus Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing are among the many teams that will also be making announcements.

"Eye on NASCAR" is on the media tour and will have daily updates throughout the week.

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