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NASCAR tracks providing Black Friday,Cyber Monday deals for 2017 tickets

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Select tracks that host NASCAR events are holding special Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here’s a list of the tracks and their special deals.

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Two tickets to the March 5 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sprint Cup Series race, two 2016 1:64 souvenir program cars and the choice of either an AMS logo blanket or an AMS logo hat/scarf combo to keep race fans warm this winter, all for just $129.

AMS will cut prices to $99 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Nov. 25-28.

Auto Club Speedway

From Friday through Monday, fans can save up to $25.00 on ANY Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 race weekend tickets or packages purchased thanks to a special ‘No Service Fee’ offer during that period. Tickets start at $39.00.

Through Dec. 31, a limited-time Holiday Package is available featuring two tickets to the Auto Club 400 on March 26, two pit passes and a scanner rental with two sets of headphones all for $109 (a $235 value).

Charlotte Motor Speedway

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Nov. 25 in the track gift shop fans will receive discounts on men’s and women’s apparel as well as diecast cars. Fans can drive their personal cars on the track with a $50 merchandise or ticket purchase or a $25 donation to Speedway Children’s Charities.

Fans can buy tickets to upcoming events by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visiting charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets.

Darlington Raceway

The track is offering race fans the opportunity to purchase a special Black Friday ticket package at renewal pricing for its race weekend on Sept. 2-3, 2017. The special package includes a ticket to both the Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 and Xfinity Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200.

The Black Friday ticket package is available to all non-renewal customers. Non-renewal guests will receive renewal pricing, which is the lowest priced tickets the track offers throughout the year.

The offer is valid from midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 23 through midnight on Nov. 30, while supplies last. To take advantage of the Black Friday offer fans can visit www.DarlingtonRaceway.com or by calling 866-459-7223.

Daytona International Speedway

The following $60 ticket package deals will be available on Friday and Monday.

· General admission stadium ticket for the 55th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29 with a Rolex 24 event hat and garage access on Sunday, a savings of 22 percent.
· General admission stadium and infield access for The Unlimited/Lucas Oil 200 doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 18 with Fanzone/Pre-Race access or scanner rental, a savings of 24 percent.
· General admission stadium ticket and Fanzone/Pre-Race access or scanner rental for the Can-Am Duel 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday night, Feb. 23, a savings of 24 percent.
· General admission stadium ticket and Fanzone/Pre-Race access or scanner rental for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night, Feb. 24, a savings of 24 percent.
· General admission stadium ticket and Fanzone/Pre-Race access or scanner rental for the PowerShares QQQ 300, the Xfinity Series season-opener on Saturday, Feb. 25, a savings of 24 percent.
· Kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission stadium and Fanzone for the above Speedweeks events.

Dover International Speedway

Save almost $40 per seat. Tickets for children 12 and under are free for Friday and Saturday races.

Payment plans can be established for as little as 10 percent down.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

For Black Friday only, the following costs $140:

· Two $50 adult grandstand NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets
· Two youth Sprint Cup Series tickets
· Two FanVisions
· One Speedway Motorsports blanket

For Cyber Monday onlyhalf price on pre-race pit passes with the purchase of any adult grandstand ticket to one of NHMS’ two 2017 Sprint Cup Series races.

For anyone who has already purchased an adult grandstand ticket for either of the track’s 2017 Sprint Cup races: Either one or both of a $15 FanVision weekend rental and/or a half price pre-race pit pass. This deal is good Friday through Monday.

Phoenix International Raceway

Black Friday Offer

For $89 you’ll receive:

  • One Upper Allison Grandstand (Sections 2H-2N) ticket to the Camping World 500, NASCAR Cup Series Race on Sunday, March 19, 2017
  • One El Sol Pre-Race Pit Pass (good for the entire weekend, with daily ticket admission.)

These items are typically valued at $155, but with the exclusive Black Friday offer you’ll receive over 30 percent in savings. Click here to purchase PIR’s Black Friday offer before it disappears at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Cyber Monday

For only $77 you’ll receive:

  • One Upper Petty Grandstand ticket to the Camping World 500, NASCAR Cup Series Race.
  • One Bryan Grandstand ticket to the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, Verizon IndyCar Series Race.

That’s $33 off regular pricing. Click here to purchase this exclusive offer, because it’s only available until Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

Texas Motor Speedway

Tickets for the April 9 Sprint Cup race will be 25 percent off from Nov. 25 – 27.

In need of a wedding singer? Call Steven Tyler

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 05:  Singer Steven Tyler performs during his "Out on a Limb" tour at the Dolby Theatre on July 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA)
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Steven Tyler has performed with Aerosmith in a video for ESPN back when it broadcast NASCAR races. Tyler also has performed before the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Now, he’s played Kurt Busch‘s wedding.

What more is left for the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer?

Tyler performed at a celebration for the marriage of Kurt and Ashley Busch earlier this month. Kurt Busch posted a photo of the evening.

That NASCAR-themed video Tyler did with Aerosmith for the 2007 season? Here it is:

Before he performed at Bristol in Aug. 2015, Tyler met Richard Petty:

Chip Ganassi Racing adds competition director

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27:  Team owner Chip Ganassi looks on as drivers perpare on Carb Day ahead of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Chip Ganassi Racing has hired Mark McArdle to be its competition director, a new position for the organization.

McArlde will oversee the team’s two Cup teams — Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray — and its Xfinity operation, which features Brennan Poole, Tyler Reddick, Justin Marks and Larson.

McArdle had been with Roush Fenway Racing. He joined the team in Nov. 2014 to oversee engineering for its Cup and Xfinity programs. He previously had been director of racing operations at Richard Childress Racing, joining that organization in April 2013. He spent four years before that at Furniture Row Racing, overseeing the team’s competition department.

At Ganassi, McArdle will report to Max Jones, team manager.

Last year marked the first time in the team’s history that it had two cars make the Cup playoffs. Both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray, though, failed to advance from the first round. Larson, who had one win, finished ninth in the points. McMurray, who was winless, placed 13th.

“I think everybody in the building feels like we took a good step forward last year,’’ said Steve Lauletta, president of Chip Ganassi Racing. “We’re not happy with the step we took. We have more to do. So, being able to bring more of the leadership into the building that can focus on how we get there, the process that we need, we continue to bring on more people.

“I think Max feels like another person can help us make sure that everybody is focused on the right thing and we’re not wasting time and resources. Mark brings a tremendous amount of expertise to continue that growth that we’ve seen.’’

JR Motorsports to keep championship-contending tandem together

SPARTA, KY - JULY 07:  Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2016 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
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JR Motorsports confirmed Tuesday that crew chief Kevin Meendering will remain with Elliott Sadler this season.

Meendering and Sadler recorded three Xfinity wins last year in their first season together. Meendering also helped Sadler score a career-best 29 top-10 results and finish runner-up for the series title to Daniel Suarez.

The announcement was included in a team release about Hunt Brothers Pizza serving as the primary sponsor for Sadler’s car in two races in each of the next two seasons.

Wood Brothers give a tour of new race shop

LOUDON, NH - JULY 15:  Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
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The Wood Brothers begin this season not only with a charter but with a new home.

The team had shared a building with JTG Daugherty in Harrisburg, North Carolina, but moved after last season to a shop in Mooresville, North Carolina. The move puts the Wood Brothers closer to Team Penske. The two organizations are aligned.

The Wood Brothers will again have Ryan Blaney as driver. The team also has a charter, leasing it from Go Fas Racing. That means the Wood Brothers team is guaranteed a starting spot in every Cup race this year, unlike last year when they did not have a charter.