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.