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PRI’S THREE BIGGEST BUSINESS DAYS IN RACING

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PRI’S THREE BIGGEST BUSINESS DAYS IN RACING
MEANS SEVEN DAYS OF INDY ACTIVITY WITH RACE INDUSTRY WEEK

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015) – As the latest innovations in racing go on display at the 28th annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, the need for knowledge to implement and apply those technologies accompanies it hand-in-hand and that need has helped the ‘three biggest business days of racing’ grow into a week-long flurry of activity with Race Industry Week beginning Monday, Dec. 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Attendees will be able to be a part of a variety of conferences, seminars and events that allow them to learn and interact with experts from around the racing industry, highlighted by the three-day PRI Trade Show that runs from December 10–12.

“The racing industry is constantly evolving,” said John Kilroy, PRI Trade Show Producer. “You’re always learning and adjusting and the reality is if you can’t keep up, you get left behind. That’s why Race Industry Week is so valuable – it gives attendees the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with the leaders in the industry – whether it be engineering-wise, track safety or the business aspects of racing. There’s literally something for everyone.”

It’s not just smaller operations that take advantage of these opportunities, but some of the dominant players in the sport who attend Race Industry Week looking for an edge.

“I’m there to learn – it’s a great collection of minds and leading people in the industry,” said Lake Speed, Jr., of Driven Racing Oil, who’s new racing gear oil dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in the summer of 2015 with double-digit wins. “It’s always good to see things outside your normal realm that you wouldn’t normally see. It makes you think. We’re an engine lubricant supplier. We’re a part of the engine like everything else is. You have to know what everyone else is doing. So, for us, the AETC is a great place to be because everyone is here for the same reason – to learn.”

A number of key events will return in 2015 including the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), the Race Track Business Conference-2015, the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Congress, the Applied Vehicle Dynamics Seminar and the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship. New this year will be the MIA International Business Sales & Trade Workshop.

Numerous exhibitor and race business seminars will also take place. In addition, Race Industry Week also will include awards ceremonies from four sanctioning bodies as ARCA, NMCA, NMRA and USAC all will have their season-ending functions running in conjunction with the show. The ever-popular Grand Opening Breakfast will once again serve as the kickoff event for PRI 2015.

Approximately 1,200 racing industry suppliers will occupy 3,200 booths, while exhibiting the latest developments in auto racing technology. Buyers from throughout the U.S. and 70 countries from around the globe are expected for the world’s premier trade show for motorsports professionals.

For additional information on the 2015 PRI Trade Show, or hotel and travel information, visit www.pri2015.com.

*Please note that some events require fees and/or pre-registration.

MEDIA CONTACT: John Procida, 313-515-3985

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NCWTS: Youth Impress Under Lights at Bristol Motor Speedway
Courtesy “ON PIT ROAD.com”

Photo Credit: Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for NASCAR
Photo Credit: Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for NASCAR

If there was any doubts about the future of NASCAR, those doubts are shattered each weekend by the Camping World Truck Series as once again, a young crop of drivers continued to impress. While Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch took the top-two spots, the rest of the top-five was swept by the youth of series.

18-year-old John Hunter Nemechek picked up his best career finish, finishing third after running as high as second in the closing laps of the UNOH 200.

“We had an up-and down night,” he admitted post-race. “We took four tires on the pit stop and never pitted again. I didn’t think we were going to be able to make it back up through the field. Those guys all took two tires and it was really hard to pass on the bottom. The set that we put on was a really tight set. You had to run the top, and it’s what it was. You had to get all of your positions on the restart. I’m kind of glad that we went back green there. The top-side rolled pretty good which was good, and an advantage for us. Got to give it to my crew chief. I didn’t think the call was worth it. We finished third and got beat by tires.”

In the late stages after a restart with 34 laps to go, it looked as though Nemechek would have a good shot at winning his first career race, running second and chasing after Matt Crafton. However, Ryan Blaney was even quicker than Nemechek and made the pass, bumping him back to third.

“I thought we had something for Crafton,” Nemechek commented. “I knew Blaney was coming there at three tenths a lap. You just had to race smart there at the end. You wanted to win, you wanted to keep him behind you, but he was going to get by you one way or another – whether move you or wreck you. You had to be smart with how you were going to race him and my crew chief just said let him go, and that’s what we did, and got beat by it.”

Nemechek was then able to maintain his spot despite a late-race green-white-checkered restart.

Daniel Hemric finished fourth, continuing his strong rookie season with NTS Motorsports. He now has a pair of top-fives and eight top-10s in 13 races.

“We had a really fast Chevrolet tonight,” Hemric commented. “We had a good truck all night and wanted to come down pit road to make one more adjustment, but track position was key. We made positive gains all weekend. It was great to get a top-five for Brennan Newberry in the 125th start for NTS.”

Brandon Jones rounded out the top-five, finishing fifth for his first career top-five finish in the Camping World Truck Series.

While the veterans continue to prove they have what it takes, youth is certainly showing that they’re just as strong at each turn on the schedule.