US LEC Announced As Title Sponsor For Stock Car Road Racing Championship Series The Stock Car Road Racing Championship series announced today that US LEC, a Charlotte-based telecommunications company, will come on board as title sponsor for...
US LEC Announced As Title Sponsor For Stock Car Road Racing Championship Series
The Stock Car Road Racing Championship series announced today that US LEC, a Charlotte-based telecommunications company, will come on board as title sponsor for the series. The series will be renamed the US LEC Stock Car Road Racing Championship.
Beginning its fourth year in 2005, the US LEC Stock Car Road Racing Championship is America's only touring professional road racing series for stock cars. The series brings the power, speed and close racing of American V8 stock cars to major road racing circuits of the Eastern United States. In a very short time, the road racing stock cars have become a fan favorite everywhere they appear; and for good reason the racing is fast and close.
"We're thrilled to be associated with a company like US LEC as our title sponsor," said series director John Goodson. "They're a growing, aggressive company and we're a growing, aggressive race series. What could be a more perfect match?"
US LEC provides voice, data and Internet services to over 23,000 businesses in more than 100 markets throughout the Eastern U.S. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the heart of stock car racing country, the company employs more than 1,000 people throughout its 15-state footprint.
The cars of the US LEC Stock Car Road Racing Championship are late model stock cars powered by 360 cubic-inch V8 engines, virtually identical to those campaigned on asphalt oval tracks. On long straightaways, speeds can top 160 miles per hour, and in corners, the action gets as intense as any short oval track such as Martinsville or Bristol.
The teams come about equally from oval track and road racing backgrounds. Sports car drivers more familiar with road racing race against oval track racers more familiar with stock cars and looking for a new challenge. The winners are the fans, who get to see "take no prisoners" style of stock car racing action on road courses.
The series' seven-race schedule takes it to some of the most famous and challenging road racing circuits in the East, beginning in April at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, then moving in May to Road Atlanta, one of America's most challenging tracks. In June, the series moves to Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, then on to Virginia International Raceway in July. August sees the series in the Pittsburgh area for the Stock Car Shootout at BeaveRun, an annual clash on a short, tight track that provides intense fender-banging action. Labor Day weekend takes the series back to Virginia International Raceway for the VIR Stock Car Spectacular, another annual event in the heart of stock car country. The season concludes in November at legendary Daytona International Speedway.