What we learned on the 2015 NASCAR media tour

(Greg Engle)
(Greg Engle)
(Greg Engle)

The 2015 version of the annual NASCAR media tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, wrapped up Thursday. The four days consist of regimented hours filled with visits from the many of the teams NASCAR fans will cheer for on Sunday during the NASCAR season that starts in just a few short weeks,

For over three decades journalists from all over the world have descended on Charlotte ready to get the season started. What used to be a relatively small group of newspaper reporters that traveled to most of the raceshop’s in and around the area has now grown to over 250 people representing all forms of media including the Internet, radio and TV.

Over the years the tour has evolved into an event that involves very little travel.  One thing has remained constant in the last few years: very little in the way of “real” news comes out of the sessions. All the teams, big and small are “excited” to get the season going and every driver is going to win the championship. There are still plenty of highlights throughout the week and some memorable moments and quotes. Here are some of the highlights from the past four days.MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.