After 18 seasons and more than 600 races behind the wheel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will bring his NASCAR Cup Series driving career to a close at the conclusion of 2017.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion made his first career start in 1999 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Fiege will serve as the newly appointed traveling NASCAR/AMR Safety Team Medical Director. Drivers had asked for a physician who traveled to most race weekends for familiarity.
Fiege is board certified in both emergency medicine and neurocritical care.
VP Racing Fuels announced the appointment of Donato Bonacquisto as its new director of marketing. Bonacquisto will be responsible for advertising, sponsorships, event management and public relations of the fuel company.
Bonacquisto will support VP's divisions including Race Fuel, Branding and Consumer Products.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the signing of a resolution to declare the month of April as Racing Virginia Month, honoring the storied history of racing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which dates back over 70 years.
A new website to centralize Virginia's racing information, RacingVirginia.com, was also launched.
FCA US announced the opening of a new Mopar parts distribution center (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 400,000-plus square-foot facility is the first of two new Mopar PDCs scheduled to open in the US this year.
With the opening of the new facility, Mopar now has 22 distribution centers located in North America.
Randy LaJoie of The Joie of Seating is offering one driver the chance to win $50,000 at the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire with the new Joie of Seating Golden Driller Challenge.
The driver must be utilizing a seat from The Joie of Seating to be eligible.
The FIA and ACO have extended their partnership to run the World Endurance Championship until the end of the 2020 season. Upcoming projects and LMP2 costs were also discussed.
ACO president Pierre Fillon and FIA president Jean Todt signed the contract last weekend.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Junior Engine Challenge, the new contest series based on the popular HROT Engine Challenge, held its first official event at the Gateway Motorsport Park.
More than 20 competitors disassembled and reassembled a small single cylinder OHV engine.
Daughter of Thermo-Tec founders Jim and Donna White, Chrissy Gilmore returned to the heat and sound management company as CEO, bringing a new approach to the company’s marketing and advertising as well as expanding its product lines.
Keystone Automotive has announced the company has added a total of six product lines to its selection of more than 165,000 unique stocking SKUs. Among the lines is Intellitronix, a company that produces digital gauges for both racing and universal applications.
Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, began its 50th season of racing last week. In addition to track management changes, officials also made track improvements.
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