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Don Taylor Named GM Racing Group Manager Warren, Mich., March 14 -- Don Taylor will take on added responsibility for General Motors drag racing programs as a result of a personnel change announced by Herb Fishel, executive director, GM ...

Don Taylor Named GM Racing Group Manager

Warren, Mich., March 14 -- Don Taylor will take on added responsibility for General Motors drag racing programs as a result of a personnel change announced by Herb Fishel, executive director, GM Racing.

Taylor will be the GM Racing group manager responsible for all of GM's drag racing, racing safety and racing innovation programs. In addition, he becomes program manager for Chevrolet and Pontiac traditional rear-wheel-drive drag racing.

Josh Peterson, who will report to Taylor, remains program manager for the new Chevrolet and Pontiac front-wheel-drive drag racing efforts.

Taylor, who has more than 20 years of service with GM including 15 years in racing, replaces Harry Turner, who is working on a special project for GM Racing.

Taylor's racing experience includes serving as GM Racing's business planning manager, NASCAR Winston Cup program manager and group manager for oval track racing. Most recently he has been responsible for overseeing GM's racing safety program as well as racing innovations such as the use of the production Vortec V8 engine in the ASA stock car racing series.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Taylor has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Illinois, a fine arts degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and an MBA in marketing from the University of Michigan.

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Series Automotive , Drag , NASCAR , NHRA