Kim Coon headlines the Miss Sprint Cup
program in 2013. The Orlando, Florida native will be interacting with racing fans at the NASCAR Contenders Live at Navy Pier on September 12. This year’s event will feature the top 12 drivers on stage in Chicago to discuss the most competitive time of the season, The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
It's essentially the playoffs for auto racing.
"For the fans who aren't as avid and maybe don't know how it works we have 36 races, with the first 26 being considered our regular season, and the last ten are considered the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup," she told me this morning in an exclusive interview by phone.
"All 43 drivers will still be on the track battling it out, but the top 12 drivers are competing for points in the Championship, and this event gives fans the chance to see those top 12 drivers before they get started. It's the most competitive part of the season and actually my favorite time of the year," Miss Sprint Cup said...
We're close to the one year anniversary of Chicago Sports Media Watch. The inaugural post went live on April 20th, 2012 (yeah, 4-20 man! for all you stoners out there) To celebrate, I'm posting links to the top ten media interviews I conducted for this website. All media interviews are exclusives, because exclusive is how I roll.
Ok, not really. I actually enjoy eating spray cheese and my all-time favorite movie Team America: World Police
is filled with extremely low-brow humor. But the fact still holds, these media interviews were one-on-one Q&A.
The interview subjects of the past year who didn't retweet me, after I nicely asked them to do so, were automatically eliminated from top ten consideration. But "Hey, thanks for coming!!!!"
Stay tuned to CSMW this week as I will have exclusives with University of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas and WFLD FOX Reporter Dionne Miller posted in the next couple days.
The order below is totally random; these media interviews are not ranked by importance or page views or social media response. They are just the ten I enjoyed the most. (side note: here's my top ten media criticisms of the past year
The annual preseason NASCAR media
poll is out and the results show five-time NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson
as the favorite to win the 2013 Cup points title. The season opening Daytona 500
is just days away.
has qualified for the “postseason” Chase for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup the past nine years. His 22 Chase wins are more than any other driver. Jimmie Johnson
will start his 400th NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series race in Sunday’s Daytona 500
(1 p.m. on FOX). He finished third last season behind champion Brad Keselowski and runner-up Clint Bowyer...
Tonight is the election and a chance for Mitt Romney to win the presidency. In order to get there Romney needs to appeal to the “NASCAR Dads.” He failed. Romney only verified further my idea that he’s “Republican John Kerry,” at least when it comes to being the least convincing sports fan/most out of touch... Read more »
With two full seasons left on their current television contract, NASCAR and FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) announced today an extensive new eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that ensures FSMG’s broadcast of NASCAR racing through 2022. Under terms of the new agreement, FSMG also significantly increases its digital rights to include “TV Everywhere” live race... Read more »
Welcome to our exclusive with Sun Times Media NASCAR
and auto racing
reporter Tina Akouris. Let’s jump right in.
PMB: You’ve covered a lot of events and accomplished a lot in your career, what were some of the highlights...
Miss Sprint Cup
is a NASCAR
fan’s friend on the inside of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
. There’s a lot more to the gig than meets the eye. A lot more. It’s the ultimate insider gig for racing
buffs. This year’s Miss Sprint Cup is Jaclyn Roney
of Ann Arbor, Michigan. (She also has an Illinois connection, as she has family in Batavia).
She’s also a Wolverines
fan, but from a Michigan, Michigan State
house divided, as it contains Spartans