Monday, March 30, 2009

Who needs March Madness when you have NASCAR Kinetics?

Why didnt have they this when I was in college? According to Wikipedia, NASCAR Kinetics is NASCAR's college experience program. Selected students at 4 universities (Central Michigan University, Howard University, the University of Texas Pan-America and Winston-Salem State University) will participate in a semester-long program, immersing them into the business of NASCAR.

Each school’s NASCAR Kinetics Team will help find solutions to business cases presented throughout the semester. The challenges have included testing campus avidity toward NASCAR, researching local charitable organizations and offering marketing suggestions to the NASCAR Foundation, recommending new ways to promote the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program, creating new green initiatives to be implemented by NASCAR, and coming up with new ways to elevate the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Week. These case studies are based upon actual NASCAR initiatives and developed by and for NASCAR Official Partners.

Each school will hold an ultimate viewing party for a specific race. These viewing parties are open to students and the entire community. The number of people who attend the viewing party will determine which NASCAR Kinetics team wins a grand prize package: an all expense paid trip to the 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C to interact with prominent NASCAR and Official Business professionals.

The WSSU Kinetics will be holding their Nascar Viewing Party for the Samsung 500 race this weekend in Texas. You can view their facebook here. UTPA also has their viewing party for the Texas race and information is here. CMU will hold their hosting party for the Phoenix race, their facebook group is here. Howard held their viewing party in February....of course they also have a facebook group. If you live in these areas or are students any of these university please support them in any way possible!

4 comments:

z. Smith said...

Man I wish I was in one of those colleges - would really have liked to be part of this!

NASCAR Race Mom
http://www.nascarracemom.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

NASCAR Kinetics is a GREAT experience for students to get real world marketing experience. I am the Team Captain of Team WSSU NASCAR Kinetics and my career goal is to go to Grad School for my MBA in Marketing. Then after, I plan on working in Marketing or Sport Marketing and eventually own my own business.
NASCAR Kinetics allows me to develop my skills to facilitate my goals. If you want to learn about Marketing, NASCAR is the way to go! Who else has such a loyal fan base and many of the Fortune 500 companies for sponsors?
It's not too late to enter the program, next year NASCAR Consumer Marketing is doing it bigger and better so more schools will be included. I am just glad Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is a part of the Charter Program, we definetely set the stage! Go Team WSSU!

Come check out our FREE:
"FAMILY FUN DAY: NASCAR KINETICS VIEWING PARTY" APRIL 5, 2009.
Race: Samsung 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup. Time: 1-5pm, Location: WSSU Main Campus; Food, NASCAR giveaways, NASCAR Video Game Arcade, NASCAR Car show, Facepainting, POPCORN & COTTON CANDY, DOOR PRIZES, WIN NASCAR JACKET & GEAR, entertainment, Kidz Zone, Jumbo TV Screen and more...

Visit www.wssu.edu/motorsports for more info or vsiit our Facebook page 'WSSU NASCAR Kinetics' http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46845265673 or email kburg118@wssu.edu

Anonymous said...

I am also part of the WSSU Kinetics team an I love it!! I hope you all will mak plans to attend our event this weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

what an absolute brilliant program. I guess NASCAR is really into getting the public "rev'd up".