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2014 Sprint Media Tour schedule

January 26, 2014, NASCAR.com

Brian France Sprint Media Tour

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After a week of industry news and media opportunities with teams, tracks, sponsors and drivers, the Sprint Media Tour Hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway culminates with NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France's State of the Sport on Thursday.

"This four-day event provides media outlets across the country and around the world with newsworthy content as fans gear up for the 2014 NASCAR season," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"It takes a lot of support and cooperation from Sprint, the race teams and NASCAR to make it possible, and we've been proud to produce this preseason kickoff for more than 30 years. I'm always as excited as our fans to hear what the drivers and owners have to say about the upcoming season."

Watch live streams all week. Check out the schedule below.

MONDAY, JAN. 27:

NEWS CONFERENCES
-- 1:15 p.m. ET, Stewart-Haas Racing (Video | Stewart's final test | SHR drivers ready to support each other | Danica on potential Chase expansion)
-- 3:15 p.m. ET, Leavine Family Racing; JTG Daugherty Racing (Leavine Family Racing team preview | Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty grow together)

TUESDAY, JAN. 28:

NEWS CONFERENCES
-- 8:30 a.m. ET, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (For Ganassi, change runs deeper than team name | Chip Ganassi Racing team preview)
-- 10:30 a.m. ET, Richard Childress Racing (Video | For Newman, RCR the timing was finally right | Childress: Earnhardt played role in bringing back No. 3 | RCR team preview)
-- 3:15 p.m. ET, Furniture Row Racing (Truex Jr. feels like storm has passed | Furniture Row Racing team preview)
-- 5 p.m. ET, Hendrick Motorsports (Video | Dale Jr. 'excited and happy' to see Dillon in No. 3 | Johnson not taking offense to potential Chase changes | Hendrick Motorsports team preview)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29:

NEWS CONFERENCES
-- 8:30 a.m. ET, Roush Fenway Racing (Roush Fenway Racing team preview | Edwards eyes potential playoff changes | Jack Roush no longer only voice in garage)
-- 10:30 a.m. ET, Richard Petty Motorsports (Richard Petty Motorsports team preview | Almirola aims for Victory Lane)
-- 1 p.m. ET, Front Row Motorsports; Wood Brothers Racing (Front Row Motorsports team preview | McClure aims for first Daytona 500 start | Wood Brothers Racing team preview)
-- 3 p.m. ET, Team Penske (Team Penske hopes new pit approach pays big dividends | Team Penske team preview)
-- 9 p.m. ET, NASCAR Hall of Fame post-induction ceremony (Five inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame | Flock, Roberts remembered for on-track success | Petty, Ingram took unexpected routes to Hall | Jarrett's father-son bond deepens with Hall induction | Video: Maurice Petty | Frances Flock | Jack Ingram | Matt McDaniel | Dale Jarrett)

THURSDAY, JAN. 30:

NEWS CONFERENCES
-- 8:30 a.m. ET, Michael Waltrip Racing (Michael Waltrip Racing team preview | MWR tries to close book on 2013 | Video: Brian Vickers update)
-- 10:30 a.m. ET, Joe Gibbs Racing (Hamlin healthy, hungry for 2014 bounceback | Joe Gibbs Racing team preview)
-- 1 p.m. ET, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France's State of the Sport  (Expansion, elimination highlight Chase format changes | Video | France announces changes | Official news release | Medical exemption marks 'new day' for NASCAR | Gordon, Hendrick discuss Chase changes | Mapping the plan for future Chase drivers | Chase FAQ | Social buzz | The Chase grid bracket (PDF)

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