Thursday, February 23, 2017

PHOENIX RACEWAY AND FUNWALL TO BRING MOBILE GAMING

PHOENIX RACEWAY AND FUNWALL TO BRING MOBILE GAMING TO THE CAMPING WORLD 500 RACE WEEKEND
Motorsports venue adds unique social gaming capability to the race day experience

PHOENIX Phoenix Raceway, a subsidiary of the International Speedway Corporation, announced today that FunWall has signed a letter of intent to bring FunWall’s proprietary mobile social gaming platform to the world of motorsports. With this partnership, the track will be the first motorsports venue to offer social mobile gaming that is fully integrated into the race day experience.

“We are excited to offer even more to our fans as part of their race day experience through FunWall’s revolutionary technology,” said Bryan R. Sperber, President of Phoenix Raceway. “This partnership combines the attraction of mobile gaming with the excitement of live motorsports entertainment creating a unique and engaging platform for our fans.” 

FunWall’s unique technology will give Phoenix Raceway the ability to revolutionize fan communication by transforming one-way communication channels into intelligent, two-way fan experiences. This partnership provides the opportunity to engage the race fan at each Phoenix Raceway event with fun incentivized tournament games.

“FunWall makes the vital audience connection by combining fun and incentives into the same experience,” said Steve Ridley, CEO of FunWall. “Phoenix Raceway is the perfect partner to help us pioneer the power of mobile social gaming into the dynamic world of motorsports.”

FunWall will deploy its new proprietary “GeoGame” platform, which allows Phoenix Raceway to offer fans specific games and competitions based on the user location within the facility. This unique tool unlocks the ability for fans to interact with each other and with Phoenix Raceway partners in designated locations as well as have the opportunity to be awarded unique experiences or prizes based on the specific location that they are visiting at that time.

Social mobile games provide the perfect vehicle to engage, entertain, capture and incentivize an audience. FunWall’s unique platform takes the buzz around eSports and places it at the fingertips of users whenever and wherever they are. FunWall is the first technology allowing users to take any mobile game from a “one-on-one” challenge to a “play-the-entire-world” tournament.

FunWall’s mobile gaming app will be featured in key areas of the Raceway and will be fully available to race franchises, sponsors, race teams, and concessions, making social mobile gaming a key engagement tool for anyone looking to maximize their experience on race day and beyond the race track.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

DOVER

DOVER, Del. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Dover International Speedway’s NASCAR stage lengths have been established for the upcoming 2017 season and the Monster Mile will host the year’s final NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, June 3, NASCAR and track officials announced today.

Stages will be used in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this year to enhance the racing product for fans, with playoff point incentives on the line throughout the race.

Dover International Speedway’s two NASCAR tripleheader weekends on June 2-4 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1 will include the following stage schedule:

•  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stage 1-120 laps, Stage 2-120 laps, Stage 3-160 laps
•  NASCAR XFINITY Series: Stage 1-60 laps, Stage 2-60 laps, Stage 3-80 laps
•  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Stage 1-45 laps, Stage 2-45 laps, Stage 3-110 laps (June only)

NASCAR determined stage lengths for each track by working with race teams on expected tire and fuel usage, creating distances that would provide the best race for fans.

Also, NASCAR has announced its Dash 4 Cash schedule with Dover International Speedway hosting the fourth and final race on Saturday, June 3. Other Dash 4 Cash races will take place at Phoenix (March 18), Bristol (April 22) and Richmond (April 29).

The new stage formats will take the place of last year’s Heat races, with the top two finishers that have declared for NASCAR XFINITY Series points qualifying for the Dash 4 Cash bonus. The top finisher of the four advancing drivers in Stage 3 will earn the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize. Two Dash 4 Cash wins will also qualify a driver for the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs, assuming the driver did not win a Stage 3 event.

The June 2-4 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at the Monster Mile includes the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, June 3 and the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 4.

The Sept. 29-Oct. 1 NASCAR tripleheader weekend includes the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Oct. 1, the “Drive Sober 200” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Sept. 30 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 29.

For tickets or more information, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.

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About Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.

STAGE LENGTHS FOR ALL SIX NASCAR NATIONAL SERIES RACES AT TEXAS MOTOR


STAGE LENGTHS FOR ALL SIX NASCAR NATIONAL SERIES RACES AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCED
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 16, 2017) - Texas Motor Speedway announced Thursday the stage lengths for the six NASCAR national series races that will be held at the world-renowned motorsports facility this season.
The enhanced competition format that will be implemented this season in all three NASCAR national series - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series - will divide every race into three stages with each carrying championship implications.
The new race format is expected to increase the sense of urgency, emphasize aggressive racing and strategy, and add drama with playoff points incentivizing drivers throughout. The first two stages will be identical in length and consist of 25 to 30 percent of the race laps based off fuel mileage reviews conducted by NASCAR. That second stage will conclude near the midpoint of each of those races.
For the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Sunday, April 9) and AAA Texas 500 (Sunday, Nov. 5):
  • Stage 1 - 85 laps (Laps 1-85)
  • Stage 2 - 85 laps (Laps 86-170)
  • Stage 3 - 164 laps (Laps 171-334) 
For the XFINITY Series Cowboy 300 (Saturday, April 8) and O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Saturday, Nov. 4):
  • Stage 1 - 45 laps (Laps 1-45)
  • Stage 2 - 45 laps (Laps 46-90)
  • Stage 3 - 110 laps (Laps 91-200) 
For the Camping World Truck Series Rattlesnake 400 (Friday, June 9):
  • Stage 1 - 40 laps (Laps 1-40)
  • Stage 2 - 40 laps (Laps 41-80)
  • Stage 3 - 87 laps (Laps 81-167) 
For the Camping World Truck Series Longhorn 350 (Friday, Nov. 3):
  • Stage 1 - 35 laps (Laps 1-35)
  • Stage 2 - 35 laps (Laps 36-70)
  • Stage 3 - 77 laps (Laps 71-147) 
The top-10 finishers of the first two stages will be awarded additional championship points. The winners of the first two stages will receive one playoff point, and the race winner will receive five playoff points. Each playoff point will be added to the driver's reset total following race No. 26, if that competitor makes the playoffs.
All playoff points will carry through to the end of the third round of the playoffs (Round of 8) that includes the AAA Texas 500, with the Championship 4 racing straight-up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.
Championship points following the first two stages will be awarded on a descending scale, with the stage winner receiving 10 points, second receiving 9, etc. The race winner following the final stage will now receive 40 points, second place will receive 35, third place 34, fourth place 33, and so on down the finishing order.
Tickets for the 2017 Texas Motor Speedway season, including a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) offer starting at $69 for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, are available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.