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World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Names NOS Energy Drink Title Sponsor
 Industry News
After signing a multi-year agreement with NOS Energy Drink, the well-known sprint car series will now be known as World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
  NOS Energy joined the Series last year as a team sponsor.
Eight Inductees For National Sprint Car HoF Class Of 2019
 Industry News
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) has announced the names of its eight inductees for 2019, which will be honored on Saturday, June 1, during the 30th annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa.
  Drivers, owners, car builders, officials and media members will all be inducted.
INDYCAR Names NTT As Entitlement Sponsor Of Series
 Industry News
Global information technology and communications leader NTT has signed a multiyear agreement to become the IndyCar Series title partner. NTT also becomes the official tech partner for INDYCAR, the Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and select events.
  The premier series will now be known as the NTT IndyCar Series.
NASCAR Community Mourns The Loss Of J.D. Gibbs
 Industry News
J.D. Gibbs, the 49-year-old son of NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs, passed away last week from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.
  J.D. Gibbs served as the co-chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing.
NASCAR Announces ‘Company-Wide’ Layoffs
 Industry News
According to published reports, the number of NASCAR employees affected is believed to be upwards of 50 or more. The news comes just a month before the season-opening Daytona Speedweeks and Daytona 500.
  NASCAR confirmed sizable, “company-wide” layoffs at the Daytona Beach-based sanctioning body.
New Title Sponsor For Outlaws Late Model Series
 Industry News
The World of Outlaws Late Model series will be known as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in 2019 and beyond. The premium steel building construction company has been in business for over 110 years.
  Through its partnership, Morton Buildings hopes to bolster its recruiting efforts.
Bell Racing USA Hires Bell Athlete As Pro Shop Manager
 Industry News
In his new role, driver Mike McKinney will manage Bell’s DNA Center at the Bell Indy Pro Shop, where all custom helmets are built and assembled. McKinney, a top UMP Modified driver, is also a lifelong Bell Athlete.
  Mike McKinney will be based out of Indianapolis, Indiana for his new role.
New Executive Director, Office For WISSOTA
 Industry News
Carson Gramm will serve as the WISSOTA executive director heading into 2019. WISSOTA also changed office locations from Sauk Rapids to Saint Augusta, Minnesota.
  WISSOTA's new office location in Saint Augusta, Minnesota, is just off the Interstate 94.
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PRI 2018 — Day 3 Recap
The 31st Annual PRI Trade Show finished in grand fashion with yet another day of aisles teeming with Trade Show attendees, and exhibitors offering the very latest in motorsports products and technology.
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