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ESPN Acquires NASCAR Site Jayski.com


ESPN has acquired Jayski.com – one of the top NASCAR information sites on the Internet. Jay Adamczyk, (a.k.a. “Jayski”), who began the site in 1996, will continue to operate Jayski.com, which counts top NASCAR crew chiefs, drivers and owners among its regular visitors. The site has seen tremendous growth in the past three years and is now considered one of the most influential web sites in the sport. Jayski has gained a reputation for consistently breaking industry stories and serving as the ultimate resource and trackside companion for NASCAR fans. Jayski.com will remain an independent voice on ESPN.com and complement the site’s revamped NASCAR editorial section, providing NASCAR fans the most comprehensive coverage of the sport on the Internet.


“Jayski.com is, day-in and day-out, one of the most distinctive, authoritative voices for NASCAR fans online,” said John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN New Media. “Few developments for ESPN are more exciting than getting back into NASCAR, and doing so with one of the most dialed-in NASCAR insiders in the business. Jay’s fan perspective informs everything he writes; he’s a must-read for any serious NASCAR enthusiast.”


Jayski.com’s relationship with ESPN extends back to 2004, when ESPN began hosting the website. Adamczyk and partner Mark Garrow will serve as contributors for NASCAR coverage across all ESPN media – including on-air, online and radio and podcasting.


“I am proud to be associated with ESPN, especially as they expand their role in NASCAR,” said Adamczyk. “I’ll still be running the site, but with the support of ESPN, we’ll have the resources to grow Jayski.com to serve NASCAR fans even better than it already does.”


Jayski.com features more than 1,500 pages of content on NASCAR Nextel Cup, the Busch Series and Truck Series. Some of the most popular features of the site include Jayski’s NASCAR News and Rumors, Team Pages and the Jayski Paint Scheme section. ESPN.com’s core NASCAR news, information and feature coverage is anchored by award-winning writers Terry Blount and David Newton, with contributions from Rusty Wallace, Marty Smith and Angelique Chengelis.


About Jay Adamczyk a.k.a. “Jayski”


Jayski.com was born in 1996 when Adamczyk found that, as a NASCAR fan, there was precious little information on the Internet about his favorite drivers, teams, owners and crews. It was at that point that Adamczyk took his old Air Force nickname – Jayski – and turned it into one of the most recognizable names in the NASCAR community. The site, which began as a class project for this Federal Aviation Administration programmer, eventually became so time consuming that he made it his full-time job in December of 1999.

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