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Doug Duchardt Named President of Spire Motorsports

Spire Motorsports has named NASCAR industry executive Doug Duchardt as its president.

Duchardt comes to Spire Motorsports from Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), where he's spent the last six years, first as COO and most recently as executive consultant. Prior to his time at CGR, Duchardt spent 12 years with Hendrick Motorsports, where he was vice president of development before transitioning to executive vice president and general manager, directing all phases of competition.

In his new role, Duchardt will oversee competition, personnel and business operations.

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Jonnie Lindberg Joins Paul Lee Racing as Crew Chief for 2024 Nitro Funny Car EffortJonnie Lindberg

Paul Lee, driver and owner of Paul Lee Racing, has named Jonnie Lindberg as crew chief for the team's Nitro Funny Car effort for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.

Lindberg joins the team with previous experience as a driver, crew chief and fabricator, including in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class. Additionally, John Medlen will continue to serve as consultant to the new crew chief.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Reveals 2024 Schedule

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has revealed its schedule for the 2024 season.

With 63 events at 28 unique venues across 16 different states, the 2024 schedule includes 21 events that will pay a minimum of $20,000 to the winner, series officials said. Additionally, 12 crown jewel events will offer a $50,000 or more top prize.

The 2024 campaign will launch during the Georgia-Florida Speedweeks and culminates with the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship at Eldora Speedway in October.

New additions to the schedule include Nebraska's Eagle Raceway and Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa.

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World of Outlaws Releases 86-Night Schedule for Sprint Car SeriesWorld of Outlaws Sprint Cars on track

World of Outlaws has released the NOS Energy Sprint Car schedule for 2024.

The 86-night calendar includes stops at 41 different tracks across 19 states. Four new facilities will join the schedule, with the series adding events at Kennedale Speedway and Big O Speedway in Texas and Thunderbird Speedway and Arrowhead Speedway in Oklahoma.

The season will start in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, and conclude in November at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina.

For more information, including the full 2024 season schedule, click here.