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NASCAR To Acquire ISC In Merger
 Industry News
International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced today that it had entered an agreement for NASCAR to acquire the motorsports facility operator in a merger.
  The ongoing transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.
Sheheen Named Host Of Grand Opening Breakfast At 2019 PRI Trade Show
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The veteran journalist, broadcaster and industry celebrity publisher will kick off the world’s premier event for motorsports professionals.
  The 2019 PRI Trade Show is set for December 12-14 in Indianapolis.
Robert Fernley Leaves McLaren
 Industry News
Robert Fernley, who previously worked as the deputy team principal of the Force India Formula One team, was named as the president of McLaren’s IndyCar program late last year.
  The news comes after Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
New Media Relations Director For POWRi
 Industry News
From press releases to social media and more, the newly appointed Media Relations Director Brian Walker will handle content management for POWRi leagues nationwide.
  Covering the sport since he was 15, Brian Walker brings a unique edge with his social media coverage.
NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Announces 2019 Class
 Industry News
Twenty-eight undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country began orientation in Charlotte to participate in a motorsports tour that includes Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and more.
  The internship provides opportunities to multicultural students from all majors in college.
Registration For 2019 PRI Trade Show Now Open
 Industry News
With a new sign-up page for PRI’s expanded educational program, the online application makes it easy and convenient for motorsports professionals to prepare for the Three Biggest Business Days in Racing
  By registering early, buyers and exhibitors will receive their credentials in the mail before the Show.
Trump Orders 25% Tariffs On Chinese Imports
 Industry News
The United States and China have embarked on a trade war following a break down in negotiations. The 10% tariffs imposed last September on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports rose to 25% on May 10, 2019.
  The hikes will not take effect until June 1 for products shipped before the May 10 deadline.
Industry Mourns Passing Of Longtime Truck Series Team Owner Mike Mittler
 Industry News
Mittler’s MB Motorsports team was heralded as a launching pad for many aspiring drivers, some of whom reached the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
  Mittler is credited with 301 career starts as a team owner in the Gander Trucks circuit.
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PRI is an integral part of the automotive racing marketplace. Get an inside glimpse of the Show and hear what PRI means to performance industry leaders. The 2019 PRI Trade Show takes place December 12-14 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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  • Cooling Systems Engineered For Performance
  • Tech Talk: LS Swaps For The Race Track
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