Jayski's Silly Season Site

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Jayski's Silly Season Site
Jayski Silly Season Site logo.png
Logo prior to 2017
Type of site
Sports, NASCAR
Available in English
Owner ESPN
Created by Jay "Jayski" Adamczyk
Website http://www.espn.com/jayski/
Alexa rank Positive decrease 23,427 (April 2014)[1]
Commercial yes
Registration None
Launched August 26, 1996
over 500,000 daily page views

Jayski's Silly Season Site is a web site owned by ESPN focusing primarily on NASCAR news and rumors. The website was founded by Jay "Jayski" Adamczyk in 1996 after he had difficulty finding news regarding the Melling Racing team, and subsequently worked to get all NASCAR news grouped together on the site.[2]

The term Silly Season refers to the period near and after the end of the annual NASCAR season when many teams seek to make changes to prepare for next season.

Website[edit]

The main feature of the site is a "News and Rumors" page for the major three NASCAR series.[3] The sites also hosts pictures of the paint schemes used by teams throughout that year, television schedules and tributes to deceased drivers.[4] The site also lists series statistics and external links to teams and drivers.[5]

History[edit]

Adamczyk founded the site in 1996 and used his moniker from his time in the military, Jayski, to brand the site.[4]

In early April 2007, as part of its renewed interest in NASCAR following re-acquisition of broadcasting rights, ESPN purchased Jayski.com.[6][7] Jayski underwent a stylistic overhaul in August 2009.[4] The site was redesigned in early 2017, becoming part of ESPN.com,[8] but Adamczyk continues to operate the site on a daily basis with a staff of two.

Jayski ran a podcast until 2013.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jayski.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Sigala, Jr., Sal (July 25, 2009). "Jay Adamcyzk (a.k.a. Jayski): Congratulations On a Job Well Done". bleacherreport.com. Bleacher Report, Inc. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Jayski Named Grand Marshal for ARCA Race". www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jayski.com updates look | HeraldNet.com". HeraldNet.com. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  5. ^ "jayski.com website - server info, stats, DNS, IP, popular keywords - siteencyclopedia.com Websites". www.siteencyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  6. ^ "ESPN Buys Jayski.com". Multichannel. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  7. ^ Kaplan, David (2007-04-02). "ESPN Acquires NASCAR Fan Site Jayski". gigaom.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  8. ^ "February 2017 – The Driver Suit Blog". thedriversuitblog.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Listen to ESPN.com: The Jayski Podcast on TuneIn". TuneIn. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  10. ^ "ESPN: The Jayski Podcast". www.podbean.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 

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