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NASCAR Welcomes Largest Diversity Internship Class
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More than 30 top students from across the country were selected for a 10-week, paid internship program for a unique hands-on experience in the motorsports industry.
  The 2018 NDIP class will have roles at NASCAR and program partners across the industry.
IMS Museum Announces 20th Annual Historic Racing Exhibition
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More than 70 historic race cars with ties to the Indianapolis 500 return to the Brickyard May 24–26, for the 20th annual Historic Racing Exhibition presented by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Museum.
  Fans will be able to view the cars on-track during the three-day event.
SCCA Announces Future Runoffs Class Criteria
 Industry News
The newly announced criteria will provide each Runoffs-eligible class an opportunity to guarantee its invitation based on its respective entry total over the previous two seasons.
  The new process is being implemented to prepare for the potential expansion of Runoffs-eligible classes.
PRI Show Registration & Housing Open Online
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Attendee registration and housing are now open online for the 2018 PRI Trade Show. Attendees and buyers are able to register for a badge and book a hotel for the three biggest business days in racing.
  The 31st annual PRI Trade Show is set for December 6-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
SCCA Pro Announces F3 Americas Schedule
 Industry News
The inaugural F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda schedule for 2018 features six tripleheader race weekends, visiting prestigious open wheel tracks including Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Series and Circuit of The Americas.
  The 2018 season kicks off August 4–5 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.
QA1 Announces Dave Kass As Marketing Manager
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A QA1 team member since 2009, Dave Kass most recently championed the conception of QA1's #goDRIVEit campaign, which encourages enthusiasts to get out and enjoy their vehicles.
  Dave Kass, pictured, is also a past recipient of SEMA's 35 Under 35 award.
Former NHRA Director, Track Operator Lex Dudas Passes Away
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Lex Dudas passed away after a battle with cancer. Dudas, who spent the last years of a 55-year career in the sport where he started, at Maple Grove Raceway, retired at the end of 2017.
  Lex Dudas served as the NHRA Southeast Division Director, pictured at left, from 1978 to 1991.
IRG Sports + Entertainment Expands Leadership Team
 Industry News
Joining the IRGSE team are Ryan Perezluha as the new public relations manager, Justin Kamm as the new director of corporate partnerships for Palm Beach International Raceway and Lee Lyons as the new senior manager of corporate partnerships.
  Each new employee will work out of IRGSE’s West Palm Beach, Florida, headquarters.
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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race - The Drop
2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race - The Drop
A million dollars in cash is up for grabs. Who wants it? NASCAR stars will converge at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the annual showdown, competing for bragging rights and $1,000,000.
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