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 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.
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.
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.
International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced a multi-year digital media partnership with ISM. The partnership will bring nearly 200 digital displays and more new technology.
The new technology will debut beginning Feb. 18 through the 59th DAYTONA 500 on Feb. 26.
Held December 5-6, 2017, in conjunction with the PRI Show in Indianapolis, the 28th annual Advanced Engineering Technology Conference will feature expert technical speakers that deliver a real platform for engine-technology information exchange.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.
Built to global GT4 regulations, the Camaro GT4.R is eligible in the IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (GS category) and the Pirelli World Challenge (GTS class), as well as additional GT4 series across the world.
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is built off the Camaro ZL1 road car platform.
NASCAR's partnership with American Medical Response (AMR) will expand the capabilities of NASCAR’s medical support and will add a doctor and paramedic to the on-track safety team for each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend.
NASCAR will still work with local emergency room physicians in addition to the new medical staff.
The track recently released an update on the re-pavement process of the 1.5-mile Speedway. Improvements include a new drainage system and turn reconfigurations. IndyCar will visit the speedway April 12.
The sanctioning body made sweeping changes to its inspection and deterrence model for rules enforcement in the Cup garage, as well as made updates to its concussion protocol to ensure safer driving.
The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season begins the first of 12 races with a new event at Memphis International Raceway on April 28-29. The raceway will be transformed to include the Red Bull GRC course with the addition of dirt and the signature 70-foot jump.
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