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Racing News: Jury Continues Deliberation in Castroneves Tax Evasion Trial

DELIBERATIONS: As of Tuesday morning, a jury continued to deliberate over the fate of two-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, his sister Katiucia and attorney Alan Miller. The trio are charged with conspiring to hide a portion of Castroneves’s income from the Internal Revenue Service.

SPONSOR ONE: Richard Petty Motorsports has landed sponsorship from Hunt Brothers Pizza that will keep A.J. Allmendinger and the No. 44 Dodge on the track at least through the first 26 races of the season.

Movers & Shakers: John Sonnefeldt Joins Heidt's; SoffSeal Promotes Sandy Fox, Christopher Sondles; NGK's Pepper Named VP

John Sonnefeldt
Heidt's Hot Rod & Muscle Car Parts named John Sonnefeldt as its director of sales and marketing.

Extang, TruXedo Parent Company Acquires BedRug Assets

THI, the parent company of the Extang Corporation and TruXedo Inc., has acquired the assets of BedRug from Wise Industries Inc. North American soft-tonneau manufacturer THI was created as an investment vehicle of the private-equity firm Kinderhook Industries.

Racing News: Legend Richard Petty Teams With Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for Indy 500

THE KING OF INDY?: Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty announced he will team with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to field an IndyCar Series entry for driver John Andretti in the 93rd Indianapolis 500.

DROUGHT BREAKER: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points-leader Jeff Gordon ended a 47-race winless streak with his first victory at Texas Motor Speedway.

More Than 3,000 Students Attend Detroit Autorama Career Day and Other Council and Committee News

2009 Detroit Autorama Student Career Day a Success!


More than 3,000 students attended the Detroit Autorama Student Career Day.

Racing News: USAR Pro Cup Series Returns to Action This Weekend

A RIDE: Ryan Hunter-Reay has landed a ride in the second Vision Racing IndyCar Series entry beginning with Sunday’s season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida.

BIG WINNER: Earl Pearson Jr. claimed $50,000 for winning the Colossal 100 dirt-late-model race at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

SECOND CHANGE: A new owner’s group is bringing the USAR Pro Cup Series (formerly Hooters Pro Cup) back to life. The revived series opens its season this Saturday at Concord (North Carolina) Speedway.

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