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Racing News: Legacy MC Joins Extreme E, West Virginia Motorsports Day

By SEMA News Editors

Legacy Motor Club, Jimmie Johnson Join Extreme E

Legacy Motor Club, the NASCAR Cup Series team based in Statesville, North Carolina, is expanding into Extreme E competition with team co-owner Jimmie Johnson behind the wheel.

Johnson will partner with Gray Leadbetter, a closed-course series champion, for the 2024 season of the all-electric off-road racing series.

With Johnson unable to contest the opening two rounds of the series due to the Daytona 500, Travis Pastrana will partner with Leadbetter for the upcoming Desert X Prix in Saudi Arabia.

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Join Fellow Associates at 2024 Motorsports Day at the West Virginia Capitol

Motorsports industry professionals are invited to the 2024 Motorsports Day at the West Virginia Capitol on Friday, February 23. The event brings motorsports facilities and businesses together to educate, collaborate and grow the industry in the Mountain State.

West Virginia Motorsports Day

The coalition of motorsports businesses will share the impact of the industry with West Virginia elected officials and state agencies and provide an opportunity to display your business or race track in the State Capitol Rotunda in Charleston, West Virginia (at no cost to the exhibitor). 

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All-Electric Junior Touring Car Series to Support Formula E

The NXT Gen Cup, an all-electric junior touring car series, will serve as a support series for the Formula E World Championship during the 2024 season.

NXT Gen Cup

Launched in 2023, the NXT Gen Cup will have six European races and feature a 20-car grid with drivers ages 15-25. The single-make series runs an all-electric car developed and built by the Lestrup Racing Team, the LRT NXT1, based on an electric MINI Cooper SE road car.

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