Saturday, December 03, 2011

Sprint and NASCAR Extend Through 2016

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse confirmed last night that the telecommunications giant has signed an extension of its title sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, extending the agreement through the 2016 season.

In comments delivered during the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet, Hesse said, "This was the best Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup ever. Congratulations to all of the drivers and teams who contributed to the excitement of this amazing series. Your passion for the sport and commitment to excellence continue to `wow' us.

Tonight would not be possible without the resolute leadership of NASCAR. They have made a number of bold changes over the past 18 months, from adding Chase "Wild Card" spots, to revising the points system, to allowing NASCAR drivers to BE NASCAR drivers. This leadership creates an environment that allows the best drivers, crew members and engineers in the world to deliver racing excitement that captivates us every week.

"I could not be more pleased to announce and celebrate tonight, that Sprint and NASCAR have agreed to an extension of our relationship, ensuring that through at least the 2016 season, every Champion crowned will be a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion."

Hesse concluded his remarks by presenting a point fund check for $5.8 million to 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart.


  1. anonymous internet genius1:31 PM

    what is the chance that a "sprint" could be utilized during the awards banquet? is it over yet?

  2. Anonymous3:44 PM

    Great for fans with a sprint phone. Otherwise no NASCAR apps like other sports. Not helping to grow the sport.