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.
ISC Announces Digital Media Partnership With Ingenuity Sun Media
 Industry News

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.
AETC Speaking Proposals Now Being Accepted
 Industry News
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.
Chevrolet Unveils New Race-Ready Camaro GT4.R
 Industry News
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 Expands Emergency Response System With AMR Partnership
 Industry News
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.
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