The Sprint Media Tour kicks off in Charlotte on Monday and The Granite Stripe will be in attendance to provide fans of New Hampshire Motor Speedway with on-site coverage of the event.

It will take place over the course of four days and provide an opportunity for each Sprint Cup Series team to preview the 2014 season.  Additionally, drivers from other national series will be made available, and Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the corporate ownership of NHMS, will hold a special event.

NASCAR, as a sanctioning body, will take the stage on Thursday afternoon.  This past Wednesday, it announced an overhaul in the qualifying process to shift to a group format, and it's believed that there are changes in the works to significantly alter the setup of the Chase.

The Granite Stripe will provide coverage throughout with videos being posted to and the NH Motor Speedway Facebook and YouTube pages.  They will also be shared to the blog on  Be sure to check in each evening from Mon. through Thurs. to view the Media Tour through the eyes of the NHMS staff.

Fans are encouraged to follow @NHMS on Twitter and @NHMotorSpeedway on Instagram for breaking news, live quotes and photos.

Additionally, there will be plenty of content stemming from the Media Tour in the coming weeks.  While the packed schedule will restrict the ability for an on-site edition of the Granite Stripe Podcast, show hosts Jonathan Stallsmith and Gavin Faretra will catch up afterward to discuss the major news items emerging from the week-long event.  Readers can also expect a series blog posts leading up to the Daytona 500 that review the optimism of different race teams as they prepare for the season's opening race.

We're looking forward to the Sprint Media Tour and hope that you will follow along with us as we crank it up for the 2014 NASCAR season.