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RACING NEWS: INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2009 INDUCTEES

TAKING SHAPE: NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow for the Nationwide Series is taking shape. Driver reviews have been positive for the car that is scheduled to debut in 2010. Details are in this week’s National Speed Sport News.

NEW EVENT: UMP DirtCar will hold three days of racing in conjunction with the December 11–13 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. Events will be held all three nights at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

NEW INDUCTEES: The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum in Talladega, Alabama, announced its 2009 class of inductees. They are: J.C. Agajanian, Donnie Allison, Jerry Cook, Bud Moore and Raymond Parks.

FENDERS?: The long-running All Star Circuit of Champions sprint-car organization has purchased the Independent Racing Series late-model tour and renamed it the O’Reilly Late Model Series.

POWER RANKINGS: NHRA Top Fuel points leader Tony Schumacher remained at the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings. The National Speed Sport News Power Rankings are published weekly in the 74-year-old motorsports publication.

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