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Racing News: Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing Join Forces

Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing agree merger; Bart Hartman wins World 100 dirt-late-model race at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway; Kurt Busch crew chief Pat Tryson to leave Penske Racing and join Michael Waltrip Racing at season's end; and more.

NHRA: Top Fuel, Funny Cars Race Four-Wide This Weekend in Concord

Antron Brown, Tony Pedregon, Jeg Coughlin and Eddie Krawiec look to stay at number one through the playoffs; landmark four-lanes, four-wide race at NHRA Carolinas Nationals, Sunday, September 20; new point system begins this weekend in Concord; and more news from the NHRA.

Racing News: Fisichella to Finish Formula 1 Season with Ferrari

Kenny Bernstein lands Copart as sponsor, US Tobacco Ends Sponsorship of Don Prudhomme; Tony Schumacher ties “Big Daddy” Don Garlits with his eighth U.S. Nationals victory; car counts a concern in the USAC Mopar National Midget Series; and more.  

NHRA: Schumacher Ties "Big Daddy" Garlits With Indy Wins

Top Fuel pilot Tony Schumacher became the second driver in his class to pick up eight wins at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis; Countdown to 1 fields set as racers heading to Charlotte; Andrew Hines wins fourth Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle; and more news from the NHRA.

Movers & Shakers: Marc Alan Associates Adds Bob Leedom, Skip Scafidi, JP Scafidi; Michael Schwab Moves Up at NGK

Marc Alan Associates Inc. adds Bob Leedom, Skip Scafidi and JP Scafidi; NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. promotes Michael Schwab; Northwood University names general chair and vice chair of the 2009 Northwood University International Auto Show; the Performance Therapy social media car show in full swing; and more.

SEMA's Mentoring Program: Sharing the Industry's "Tribal Knowledge"

Mentor Jason Bruce and mentee Dan Biezonsky are the perfect success story for the SEMA Mentoring Program, powered by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). Not only do they illustrate the program's goal of connecting industry experience with new talent, but they've also developed a lasting friendship. Read more in SEMA News.

Racing News: Superbowl Bumps Daytona 500 Qualifying to Saturday

Daytona International Speedway will hold qualifying for the Daytona 500, the ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and the Budweiser Shootout for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all on February 6.

NHRA: Hight, Pedregon, Kalitta and Others Face Last Chance for Playoffs

As the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series prepares for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, only 10 spots in the four professional categories remain open for the Countdown to 1 playoffs. For many drivers hovering just outside of the Top 10 in the point standings, it all comes down to five days and one race.

SEMA Council & Committee News: SPC to Name Business of the Year at the SEMA Show

SPC opens nominations for three council awards; MRC Long-Range Planning Meeting in less than two weeks; PRO meeting features OEM panel discussing automaker relationships with the aftermarket; and more news from SEMA's councils and committees
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