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Steve Phelps Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
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Nov. 18: The State of NASCAR
On this edition: Erik Tomas airs a media conference with NASCAR President Steve Phelps
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Ep. 163: Steve Phelps, NASCAR President
Midway through his third week of overseeing day to day operations at NASCAR, Phelps joined to discuss how he benefited by entering his new job with 14 years of experience (1:30); holding his first “town hall” with NASCAR employees (3:00); the measuring sticks for NASCAR on fan satisfaction (4:30); his background before NASCAR (7:00); why he fell into the business and branding of sports (8:00); the most important difference between working at NASCAR and the NFL (9:30); what he feels his best accomplishments have been at NASCAR (10:30); his roots as a childhood race fan in Vermont (13:00); a fun anecdote about his childhood racing hero and Bill France Jr.’s awareness of him (14:30); the scouting report on NASCAR that he once compiled for the NFL (16:00); a memorable story about Richard Childress (17:00); how radically different could the 2020 schedule look? (19:00); the groundswell of support for short tracks and road course (21:00); what the 5-year sanction agreements would mean for schedule changes (22:30); steps being taken by NASCAR toward enhancing race promotion to help attendance and ratings (24:00); encouraging Cup drivers to race other series while extending an olive branch to short tracks (27:00); on if he is talking to other series yet about more cooperation (28:00); the likelihood of IndyCar doubleheaders (29:00); how “geotargeting” fans works with increasing ticket sales (30:15); the one-stop shopping approach to selling sponsorship in the future (32:00); what the logistics of that would be for teams (34:00); NASCAR’s efforts to help sponsor involvement at the track and with team investment (35:30); why he thinks a full-season sponsor could return for teams (in a limited way) (37:30); the case for NASCAR sponsorship (38:30); his approach to Twitter and how active he plans to be in his role (40:30); do tracks need to do more to supply wifi and cellular access for social media (42:30); the likelihood of a new manufacturer in NASCAR by 2021 (44:00); why Steve’s personal family experiences are a big reason that NASCAR appeals to him (45:30).
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Ep. 161: Hailie Deegan
The first female driver to win a pole position and race in the NASCAR K&N Series on how she gravitated toward NASCAR (1:45); if she had any desire to race dirt bikes like her famous father, Brian (2:55); the occupational hazards of being in freestyle motocross and whether dad discouraged her from doing it (3:55): how being raised at the track made her want to race (4:25); her memories of dad’s many near-death experiences and life-saving surgeries (5:25); her first win as an 8-year-old (6:45); the numerous times that Hailie’s off-road vehicles were on fire (8:00); her career plan for NASCAR (8:30); why she is comfortable with the media, particularly on social, and how she learned from her father’s interviews (9:30); why Hailie graduated from high school two years early and has no regrets (10:30); the hours and effort she puts into her racing career (11:30); the balance of Hailie’s mellow and super aggressive sides (14:30); the chances that she might drive for Kyle Busch someday (15:30); her Steve Phelps connection (16:30); how she deals with those who might look at her as a girl before a race car driver (17:00); the bump and run that secured her historic victory in Idaho (17:30) how she thinks her teammate, Cole Rouse, felt about it (18:30); her response to Cole’s surprising offer on Twitter (20:00); her outlook for the rest of the season (21:00).
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