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NASCARFans E-Mail List Penske Motorsports, Inc. (yesterday) announced that it completed its merger with North Carolina Motor Speedway, Inc. (NCMS). NCMS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PMI. Penske Motorsports, Inc. (PMI) is a leading ...

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Penske Motorsports, Inc. (yesterday) announced that it completed its merger with North Carolina Motor Speedway, Inc. (NCMS). NCMS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PMI.

Penske Motorsports, Inc. (PMI) is a leading promoter and marketer of professional motorsports in the United States. PMI owns and operates the following through its wholly-owned subsidiaries: Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan; Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; California Speedway, in San Bernardino County, California; and North Carolina Motor Speedway near Rockingham, North Carolina. PMI also holds a 40% interest in Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC, near Miami, Florida, and has a minority interest in Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc. In addition, PMI produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise and accessories such as apparel, souvenirs and collectibles; and it distributes and sells Goodyear brand racing tires in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States.

Thanks to Chaz for sending this to me. ===== The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Preview will be on Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston Salem, NC. The NASCAR Busch Series Preview that is scheduled for Jan. 9 at the Valley Hills Mall in Hickory, N.C. Virtually every driver who competes in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series is scheduled to attend and each will be available to sign autographs at specified times. The NASCAR Winston Cup Preview is scheduled from 8:30am until 6pm on Jan. 10. Tickets are $10 with children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets can be purchased at Hayes Jewelers(the sponsor) in Lexington at (910) 248-6600, the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum ticket office at (910) 725-5635 or Ticketmaster at (910)722-6400.(NASCAR Online) ===== NASCAR President Bill France returned home on Monday at 7am in Daytona Beach, FL and returned to work on Tuesday.(NASCAR Today)/Jayski ===== Ford Motor Company's first pre-season test is scheduled for Jan. 6-8 at Daytona (NASCAR Online)/Jayski ===== Per NASCAR Today radio: Morgan Shepherd is looking for a ride for 1998 as the #1 Richard Jackson owned Pontiac has no sponsors lined up for 1998 and R&L Carriers will (not) return. Shepherd may look for a BGN ride or start his own WC/BGN team if he can not get a WC ride. (Jayski) ===== In preparation for the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season and beyond, Jasper Motorsports has announced the promotion of Bob Dell to general manager effective immediately. In addition, Mark Vieau has joined Jasper Performance Products as the director of drive train development. (NASCAR Online) ===== Mike Irwin (mailto:mike@nascarfans.com) NASCAR Fans _______________________________________

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Morgan Shepherd