The two touring series will travel across eight states—including Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio—in four-and-a-half weeks.
Both series will kick off at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, on June 14.
Joseph Anderson has been named the Media Relations Manager for the National Hot Rod Ass’n where he will, mainly, provide media outreach for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series initiatives.
Anderson will also support other NHRA communications programs and series among other duties.
World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series officials announced the return of Chris Dolack to the WoO as the new Late Model Series Director, effective May 1. Dolack previously served as Vice President of Media and Public Relations.
Dolack, pictured, succeeds Tim Christman, who served as the series director for 10 years.
After 18 seasons and more than 600 races behind the wheel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will bring his NASCAR Cup Series driving career to a close at the conclusion of 2017.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion made his first career start in 1999 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Fiege will serve as the newly appointed traveling NASCAR/AMR Safety Team Medical Director. Drivers had asked for a physician who traveled to most race weekends for familiarity.
Fiege is board certified in both emergency medicine and neurocritical care.
VP Racing Fuels announced the appointment of Donato Bonacquisto as its new director of marketing. Bonacquisto will be responsible for advertising, sponsorships, event management and public relations of the fuel company.
Bonacquisto will support VP's divisions including Race Fuel, Branding and Consumer Products.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the signing of a resolution to declare the month of April as Racing Virginia Month, honoring the storied history of racing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which dates back over 70 years.
A new website to centralize Virginia's racing information, RacingVirginia.com, was also launched.
FCA US announced the opening of a new Mopar parts distribution center (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 400,000-plus square-foot facility is the first of two new Mopar PDCs scheduled to open in the US this year.
With the opening of the new facility, Mopar now has 22 distribution centers located in North America.
'Right now we’re creating the events and traditions that will become legendary to this organization,' said PDRA’s Bob Harris. 'Our events at GALOT Motorsports Park are certainly part of that.'
The event will be held in Lenexa, Kansas, from 8:40 a.m. until 5 p.m., with HROT competition commencing at 9 a.m.; the car show is a Show ‘n’ Shine featuring classic, race and street performance cars.
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