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Texas Motor Speedway announces five-year sponsor deal for April Xfinity race

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Texas Motor Speedway has announced a five-year sponsorship deal for its April Xfinity Series race beginning this season.

TMS has entered a deal with Wise Health Systems to sponsor the race, which will be held this year on April 8 and will be called the My Bariatric Solutions 300.

The deal also makes Wise Health Systems the track’s official healthcare provider as it implements state-of-the-art medical equipment for the track’s infield care centers and on-site sports medicine unit For NASCAR, IndyCar races.

The company is based in Decatur, Texas, and provdes inpatient and outpatient services at more than 100 locations in 11 counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“By making a long-term sponsorship commitment, Wise Health System has identified that the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway is an important, major event on the NASCAR schedule,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said in a press release. “My Bariatric Solutions has improved the quality of life for thousands of people throughout Texas as well as across the nation. Wise Health System, through this sponsorship, also is providing important medical benefits to the speedway with new equipment for our care centers, and a mobile sports medicine unit for our competitors. The health and safety for our competitors and our fans is vital to us.”

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NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 90: Roger Slack

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Eldora Speedway general manager Roger Slack joined the NASCAR on NBC podcast to discuss his track’s past, present and possible future with NASCAR.

Slack detailed the run-up to the initial “secret” test with Tony Stewart and Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon that led to scheduling a Camping World Truck Series race that recently completed its fifth edition.

Slack also discussed the storied history of Eldora, which opened in 1954 and was bought by Stewart 50 years later.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the AudioBoom embed below or download and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts by clicking here. The free subscription will provide automatic downloads of new episodes to your smartphone.

It also is available on Stitcher by clicking here and also can be found on Google Play, Spotify and a host of other smartphone apps.

NASCAR America: How Daniel Suarez found out he was replacing Carl Edwards (video)

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On Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America, Daniel Suarez recalled the moment he got the call that he was being promoted to replace Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Cup Series at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Suarez was at dinner back home in Mexico with family and friends when JGR officials called and him to be ready for a teleconference in a few moments.

Suarez stepped away, telling his dinner partners he’d be back shortly — which ultimately lasted 40 minutes.

When he returned to the dinner table, he couldn’t tell anything about the phone call — JGR officials swore him to secrecy — but he eventually revealed that he had been promoted to the NASCAR Cup Series to replace Edwards, who had decided to take a hiatus from his racing career.

Check out the video above.

 

 

NASCAR America: What Joe Gibbs Racing teammates really think of each other (video)

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Daniel Suarez appeared on Wednesday’s live broadcast of NASCAR America from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina,

One of the funniest segments of Suarez’s visit was a video and verbal collage of how much he and his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammates really think of each other — all in good humor, of course.

Check out the video above where Suarez, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch answer the “tough questions” about themselves, as well as how they feel about their fellow teammates.

NASCAR America: Daniel Suarez’s journey from Mexico and VW Beetles to NASCAR champion (video)

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In winning last year’s Xfinity Series championship, Mexican native Daniel Suarez became NASCAR’s first international champion.

It was the culmination of a journey that began with his father and, interestingly enough, Volkswagen Beetles.

Check out Suarez’s story and the thoughts about his success and prowess by our NASCAR America analysts in the video above.

Speaking of VW Beetles, Suarez’s father sold his restoration shop to fund his son’s racing dream. Years later, Daniel repaid his father by purchasing a new restoration shop for him. See the video below.