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Racing News: Industry Mourns Former TMS President Eddie Gossage, 65

By SEMA News Editors

Industry Mourns Former Promoter, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage, 65

Former Promoter and Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has passed away. He was 65. 

Eddie Gossage

Gossage was named the first general manager of Texas Motor Speedway when it was built in 1996, leading the Fort Worth facility for 25 years until his retirement in 2021. He spent 32 years promoting events for Speedway Motorsports, both at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. 

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NASCAR All-Star Race to Return to North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2025

Speedway Motorsports announced that the NASCAR All-Star Race will return to North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2025. It will mark the third consecutive year the marquee exhibition event will run on the hallowed grounds in the North Carolina foothills.

The 2025 event--scheduled for May 18, 2025--will mark the 41st All-Star Race in NASCAR history with prior hosts being Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will also return to North Wilkesboro in 2025 for a Saturday night race prior to Sunday's main event.

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Andrew McDougall Wins 2024 Louis Schwitzer Award

Cummins and Valvoline have presented Andrew McDougall with the 2024 Louis Schwitzer Award for his Xtrac Electric Servo Actuator, which is used in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. 

In addition to the award, Cummins, Valvoline Global and the Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International presented McDougall with a $10,000 prize. 

The award is presented annually to individuals and teams behind innovative concepts introduced to the motorsport industry. 

McDougall was recognized for the Electric Servo Actuator, a new gear change system for sequential shift transmissions. The benefits of the system, according to Xtrac, include faster shifts, reduced weight, fewer components, and increased efficiency. 

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