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FIA Collaborating On Motorsports Concussion Study
 Industry News
The project’s goal is to establish the natural history of symptoms and signs of concussion sustained in motorsports activity using a comprehensive neuroscientific battery and exploring emerging technologies for objective assessments.
  The project is being funded by the FIA Foundation.
Eight Young Drivers To Compete For Spots In NASCAR Drive For Diversity
 Industry News
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program, managed by Rev Racing, promotes and trains ethnically diverse and female drivers ages 12-16 to compete in INEX Legend Cars.
  This year’s participants include a wide variety of driver backgrounds and competitive experiences.
Wheldon, Jenkins Elected To IMS Hall Of Fame
 Industry News
The two were chosen from a ballot of 14 nominees by a distinguished panel of more than 140 auto racing journalists, participants and historians.
  Bob Jenkins (left) and Dan Wheldon (right).
BorgWarner Appoints Kevin Nowlan VP, CFO
 Industry News
Kevin A. Nowlan will serve as BorgWarner's executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) beginning April 1. He comes to the company with a career spanning several executive and financial leadership roles.
  BorgWarner also announced the appointment of a new VP of special projects.
Road Atlanta Rebrands As Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
 Industry News
Road Atlanta, in a move to further the existing partnership with its Official Tire Partner Michelin North America, is now known as Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
  The tire company lends its name to a race track for the first time ever.
Thunderbird Raceway (MI) Adds IMCA Modifieds
 Industry News
Beginning with the $1,000-to-win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event on June 29, IMCA Modifieds will run at Thunderbird Raceway, the newest track in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region.
  Thunderbird is now the fifth track in the state sanctioning modifieds weekly with IMCA.
Utah Lawmakers Approve $5 Million For Bonneville Restoration
 Industry News
In the past few weeks, state legislators received upwards of 1000 emails from the motorsports community, which helped focus much needed attention on the critical funding request.
  The racing venue should gradually expand from its current length of about 8 miles to its original 13 miles.

NASCAR Announces 2020 HoF Nominees
 Industry News
NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
  Six first-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees were included in the announcement.
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