Director Resigns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15, 1997 NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES DIRECTOR TO LEAVE POST Kim Shaver, of Winston-Salem, N.C. has announced that he ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15, 1997

NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES DIRECTOR TO LEAVE POST

Kim Shaver, of Winston-Salem, N.C. has announced that he is stepping down from his position as NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Director to direct his full attention towards his new position as Regional Maintenance Manager of a national transportation firm. "This is, without a doubt, the hardest decision I've ever had to make." said Shaver. "I love these guys and I love this job, but in order to do the job right, it's going to take more time than I'm going to be able to give it right now. As you know, situations in life change from time to time, and this is just one of those changes." Shaver went on to say that the job demands and responsibilities of his new position, would make it extremely difficult to concentrate the time and effort necessary to do both jobs effectively, and he had to do what was going to be best for all the parties involved. Shaver, a former Dash Series competitor, himself before going to work for NASCAR as a Chief Steward at Ace Speedway and Orange County Speedway in North Carolina and South Boston Speedway in Virginia, will remain with NASCAR in a consultant / inspector role and will continue to be active in both, the NASCAR Touring Series and the NASCAR Winston Racing Series as needed by officials in Daytona Beach, Fl. Replacing Shaver and sharing the responsibilities as the interim NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Directors will be Mike Simons and Ed Cox. Both, Simons and Cox are employed by NASCAR as Special Services Representatives. Simons has spent the past three years working closely with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Director Wayne Auton, while Cox's responsibilities have centered primarily, around his duties as NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Director. "I'm really looking forward to working with these Dash teams." said Simons. "The level of competition here and the sophistication of this racing equipment is second to none. We have some great young talent here on their way up the NASCAR ladder and an excellent group of veteran racers. It's a good mix and makes for some great racing. Organizationally, Kim already had everything in place, so Ed and I will basically just keep the program on track until the new director can be named." Shaver, Simons and Cox will be working together closely to make this transition as seamless as possible and an announcement naming the new director should be forthcoming from Daytona soon. -30- For more information, contact; NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers at 919-552-5823.

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