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GM’s Ed Welburn Planning To Retire


Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, told employees today he will retire effective July 1, following a 44-year career with the company.

BMW Set To Invade Monterey Reunion

More than 60 classic BMW cars will be on hand during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Aug. 18-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. (Jim Sulley Photo)

In the largest celebration this year outside of Munich, BMW will celebrate its racing history and 100th anniversary of its founding at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Aug. 18-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Funny Car History On Display At AutoFair

"Snake & Mongoose" Hot Wheels cars, representative of one of drag racing's most colorful rivalries, will highlight the 50th anniversary Funny Car display at the Pennzoil AutoFair, April 7-10. (CMS/Dakota Hunter Photo)

The intense rivalry that defined drag racing in the early 1970s for millions of young fans will be remembered during the 50th Anniversary of the Funny Car exhibit at the April 7-10 Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

iRacing To Add Eldora Speedway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field battles for position during Wednesday's Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway. (HHP/Tim Parks Photo) and Eldora Speedway have announced plans to add the legendary half-mile clay oval to the popular online motorsport simulation service’s catalogue of race tracks.

Evernham Takes Top Amelia Concours Award

Ray Evernham's restoration of Mario Andretti's 1965 Brawner Hawk earned him the Best in Class – Race Cars (1961-1967) and the Phil Hill Restorer’s Award during the  21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

When Ray Evernham chose the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance to debut his restoration of the car that took Mario Andretti to the 1965 USAC National Championship and Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award, he knew it was a special car for such a prestigious show.

Nexen Tire Backing Foust In Formula Drift


Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust has a new tire partner onboard for his return to three Formula Drift rounds in 2016.

VIDEO: Gray Garrison Earns ARPY Honor


In this week’s edition of the SPEED SPORT News Center. Ralph Sheheen talks with Bowman Gray Stadium promoter Gray Garrison after winning the the 40th annual Racing Promotion Monthly Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award.

VIDEO: Sheheen Discusses Racing & EPA

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Watch SPEED SPORT CEO and Publisher Ralph Sheheen talk “Racing to Regulate: EPA’s Latest Overreach on Amateur Drivers,” a panel-led discussion on racing’s environmental impact, with members of Congress on Tuesday.

Monterey Reunion Salutes Can-Am Cars

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will highlight the Can-Am Series in August. (Laguna Seca photo)

Known for its “excess is barely adequate” reputation, the Can-Am Series was known for its free-wheeling rule interpretations that brought experiments such as big wings, two engines, ground effects, perfecting turbocharging and liberal use of exotic materials.

Gorsline Scholarship Down To 3 Candidates

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Three of auto racing’s rising stars are candidates for the 22nd Gorsline Scholarship. The recipient will be named on Thursday, March 17, at Sebring (Fla.) Int’l Raceway, prior to the running of the 64th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida on March 19.


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