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Jeff Gordon will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Five Legends Named To 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class
NASCAR announced the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The five-person group—the 10th since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010—consists of Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon, Roger Penske and Jack Roush. In addition, NASCAR announced that Jim Hunter earned the 2019 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The distinguished group will be honored during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, February 1, 2019. The Class of 2019 was determined by votes cast by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel. The Class of 2019 Induction Weekend is set for Thursday, January 31, 2019, through Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Class of 2019 marks a total of 50 legends inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. To celebrate, NASCAR has added new events and special programs throughout the extended weekend. Find out additional details about the Class of 2019 Induction Weekend schedule and ticket packages.
Timothy P. McGrane
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Appoints New CEO
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca officials have announced Timothy P. McGrane as CEO of the County of Monterey-owned facility, effective June 1. McGrane is a lifelong automotive enthusiast with an extensive background in event management, fundraising and sponsorship acquisition. He has been involved with classic car auctions for 30 years, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance through various associations for 25 years and most recently served as executive director of Blackhawk Automotive Museum since 2013.
Charlie Henry’s Kar-Kraft Book Goes Into Second Printing
Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford’s Special Vehicles Program, has gone into its second printing.
SEMA member Charlie Henry’s car tech book, Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford’s Special Vehicles Program, has gone into its second printing. The Antique Automobile Club of America awarded the book its M.J. Duryea Memorial Cup for outstanding contribution to automotive history for 2017. The book tells the story of Kar-Kraft—Ford’s exclusive contract special vehicle shop. Kar-Kraft designed and built the Le Mans-winning GT 40 Mk IV, factory Trans-Am Mustangs, Boss 429 Mustangs and other Ford race and performance cars of the ’60s. Documents and images illustrate the story from beginning to the sudden end in 1970.
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