JGR Makes Changes To Executive Team
 Industry News
J.D. Gibbs will join his father Joe Gibbs as co-chairman of JGR with Coy Gibbs officially joining the NASCAR operations as vice-chairman/chief operating officer, and Dave Alpern has been named president of the organization.
  Joe Gibbs Racing has made a series of changes to its executive team.
EnerSys & Team Penske Announce Extension
 Industry News
EnerSys joined the team in 2014 as an associate sponsor for Team Penske’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series programs. EnerSys will continue to maximize the relationship with hospitality at race events next season and into the future. 
  EnerSys is a premiere business-to-business partner with Team Penske.
GM Inaugurates New Performance & Racing Center
 Industry News
The 111,420-square-foot facility, connected to GM’s Global Powertrain Engineering Center, brings Racing and Powertrain together under one roof, enhancing the development processes for the company’s diverse racing engine programs.
  Team Chevy NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was on hand to address the gathering.
IndyCar, Honda Extend Multi-Year Contract
 Industry News
Honda has collected 217 Indy car race wins in more than two decades as an engine supplier and won 10 manufacturers’ championships, including six years when it served as sole supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series.
  Honda will be in competition with Chevrolet for the fifth consecutive season in 2016.
Craftsman Brand Returns To Motorsports As Title Sponsor Of World Of Outlaws
 Industry News
The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the “World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series” and “World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.”
  This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor.
SEMA Seeking Hall Of Fame Nominations
 Industry News
The SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association’s growth.
  To submit a nomination, visit sema.org/hof before Friday, March 11.
World Of Outlaws Finalized 2016 Race Schedule
 Industry News
In all, the 2016 season will feature 91 races at 54 different tracks in 25 states and one Canadian province. Four tracks will be making inaugural appearances on the schedule while another 11 return after absences.
  The 2016 season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 12 at Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals.
24 Events For USAC-CRA Sprint Schedule
 Industry News
The season launches at Perris (California) Auto Speedway on March 5 with the Sokola Shootout with the first of 12 USAC-CRA appearances at the southern California half-mile dirt oval throughout the season.
  The USAC-CRA series makes two trips to the state of Arizona in 2016.
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Craftsman Returns To Motorsports As Title Sponsor Of WoO
Craftsman Returns To Motorsports As Title Sponsor Of WoO
Through its relationship with the World of Outlaws, the Craftsman brand will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Craftsman Club by giving its members the chance to earn free prizes.
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