HROT Kicks Off 10th Season At Race & Performance Expo
 Industry News
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge kicks off its 10th season at the Race & Performance Expo, February 25–26, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Thirty teams will compete to qualify for the Dual National Championships held later this year.
  The Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow will use proceeds to help fund scholarships to HROT students.
Ten Honorees Recognized At 10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards
 Industry News
NASCAR and industry leaders gathered at the Daytona International Speedway to recognize ten different entities leading the efforts in shaping a multicultural sport with the 10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards.
  Mexico-born Daniel Suárez received the NASCAR Ignition Award. Nine other awards were also given.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts Appoints Bradley S. Norton As New CEO
 Industry News
Bradley S. Norton was appointed as the co-chief executive officer of the company and chief executive officer of its Motorparts division, effective March 8, 2017.
  Norton succeeds Daniel A. Ninivaggi and will report to the company's board of directors.
WELD Racing Adds Vic Wood As Senior Director Of Sales
 Industry News
WELD Racing announced the appointment of Vic Wood as its new Senior Director of Sales. Wood will assume the role of managing WELD Racing’s top accounts, providing leadership over many of its strategic sales initiatives.
  Vic Wood, above, has a background in both sales and motorsports.
Paul Lee To Retire From Funny Car Racing
 Industry News
NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver, Paul Lee, is retiring from the sport of drag racing. Lee suffered a heart attack over the winter and will not be returning to the seat of his McLeod Racing/ Kalitta Motorsports Nitro Funny Car.

 A new driver will be announced at a later date.
  Paul Lee, pictured here, has retired from the sport of drag racing.
NASCAR Unveils Format Stage Lengths; Launches DeskSite Video App
 Industry News
NASCAR announced the 2017 stage lengths for each race in all three of its national series. NASCAR also announced the official launch of the NASCAR DeskSite, an interactive and personalized video app that delivers video to fans for free.
  Officials determined the lap count with a singular goal in mind—the best racing for NASCAR fans.
PMI Acquired By Private Equity Firm Kinderhook
 Industry News
A new performance parts platform, Race Winning Brands, has been created and will market products under the JE Pistons, Wiseco Performance Products, K1 Technologies, Innovate Motorsports and ProX Racing Parts brands.
  Former owner Dover Corp. will maintain a minority ownership stake in Race Winning Brands.
Dover International Speedway Extending SAFER Barriers Along Walls

 Industry News
The speedway will extend approximately 1800 feet of SAFER barriers across the frontstretch and backstretch of the facility in preparation for the 2017 NASCAR season, track officials announced.

  Work will be complete on the project before the June 2-4, 2017, NASCAR tripleheader weekend.
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