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New This Year: High School Students Can Apply For A SEMA Scholarship
 Industry News
Applications are now open for the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, created for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto-parts industries. The deadline is March 1.
  Previously only for full-time college students, high schoolers and part-time students can now apply.
NASCAR Awards Drive For Diversity Recipients
 Industry News
Pioneers of diversity were honored Thursday during the 11th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards. The Awards highlight exceptional accomplishments by drivers, motorsports professionals, industry facilities and organizations, and more.
  Among the awards, Cup Series driver Joey Logano received the National Series Driver Award for 2018.
IMSA Appoints Two To Race Director Roles
 Industry News
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) appointed veteran race officials Todd Snyder and John Maesky to new race director roles for IMSA-sanctioned single-make and challenge series.
  Both directors will be present during the two days of IMSA-sanctioned testing next week at Sebring.
Turn 14 Distribution Adds Wilwood To Line Card
 Industry News
Wilwood Engineering is said to have on-shelf stock of more than 300 different brake calipers, 200 rotor designs, 100 master cylinder designs and a wide assortment of brackets, fittings, valves and brake lines.
  Wilwood Engineering's high-performance disc brake systems are now available through Turn 14.
Irwindale Dragstrip (CA) To Be Resurfaced
 Industry News
Irwindale Speedway officials have announced that the Irwindale Dragstrip, a 1/8-mile track sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), will replace its nearly 25-year-old asphalt surface.
  The track will also host activities like 'King of the 'Dale,' Call-out Grudge Matches and more.
Senior NHRA Competition Executive To Retire At End Of Season
 Industry News
After 34 years of service, Graham Light, the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) senior vice president of racing operations, announced that he would retire at the end of 2018.
  Graham Light will continue to serve on NHRA’s Board of Directors and as a consultant to the sport.
SEMA Announces Town Hall, 2018 HoF Nominations Open
 Industry News
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has invited industry professionals to its Town Hall Meeting hosted by K&N Engineering. SEMA has also announced its Hall of Fame nominations are now open for 2018.
  The SEMA Town Hall Meeting will take place in Riverside, CA, on February 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Motovicity Appoints New Head Of Marketing
 Industry News
Motovicity Distribution has announced the addition of Curtis Schabath to its team as the marketing manager. With over a decade of experience in marketing, Schabath specializes in digital strategy, experiential promotions, and content creation.
  Schabath previously worked with a number of automotive companies including GM and Volkswagen.
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Daytona 500—There Is No Greater!
Daytona 500—There Is No Greater!
This year celebrates the 60th running of "The Great American Race," NASCAR's Daytona 500. This weekend kicks off the Cup season in what is known as one of the most prestigious races in NASCAR.
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