First ever webcast of a NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers' meeting available for free on NASCARnationwideseries.com
Nationwide Insurance to deliver live video of the sport’s most exclusive at-track meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2010
Tareia Williams, Turner Sports
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Becky Cox, Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, OH – NASCAR fans everywhere are invited to attend the first NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting open to the public for the first time online. NASCAR.COM, the official online destination of NASCAR, and Nationwide Insurance announced today the first live webcast of any NASCAR Series drivers’ meeting will be available for free at NASCARnationwideseries.com on Saturday, June 12 at 6:45 p.m. NASCAR fans will be able to see their favorite NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers and listen to the important pre-race information and rules review NASCAR delivers to all teams prior to the start of this year’s Meijer 300 presented by Ritz, from Kentucky Speedway. After the live webcast, The NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting also will be available on demand at NASCARnationwideseries.com June 12 - June 18.
“The mandatory race-day NASCAR driver and crew chief meetings are generally closed-door events,” said John Aman, associate vice president for Nationwide Insurance. “That’s why Nationwide Insurance is proud to partner with Turner Sports and NASCAR to be the first to offer avid race fans everywhere an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting through a free webcast on the official website of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.”
To take part in this historic event, visit NASCARnationwideseries.com on Saturday, June 12th and register for the webcast.
In addition to the live broadcast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting, fans can follow the Series in a multitude of other ways on NASCARnationwideseries.com. Highlights include:
• Nationwide Insurance’s Driver of the Week spotlight featuring
articles, images and video
• A chance to participate in live driver web chats every Wednesday at noon
• A look at in-depth NASCAR driver profiles
• A first-of-its-kind NASCAR Nationwide Series eliminator-style fantasy game
• A peek at NASCAR Nationwide Series Preview Show and On Your Side® Race Review
• Access to free in-car audio “scanner” allowing fans to listen-in on drivers communicating with pit crews during select races
• Access to the Code Spotter Sweepstakes with thousands of prizes awarded weekly
• A virtual lap track simulation video, exclusive articles, polls, images and more.
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About Nationwide Insurance
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
Turner Sports acquired all of NASCAR’s interactive rights in October 2000 and became the exclusive producer of NASCAR.COM in January 2001. The official online destination of NASCAR, the site consistently ranks among the top three sport league sites on the Internet. In 2008, NASCAR.COM was awarded a Global Media Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for TNT RaceBuddy as the outstanding interactive platform of the year. The site has also earned an Emmy® for its TrackPass with PitCommand application in 2003 and was nominated for an Emmy® in 2007 for TrackPass RaceView.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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license by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., and
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. NASCAR ® and the NASCAR logo are
registered trademarks of the National Association for Stock Auto Racing,
Inc. Nationwide, Nationwide Insurance, and the Nationwide Frame mark are
service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.