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Official Press Releases of the NMPA
Below are official announcements of award recipients, upcoming events and the latest updates from the NMPA, motorsports and motorsports media.
DARLINGTON, S.C. – For the second time this year, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been voted the winner of the NMPA Pocono Spirit Award. Busch
DARLINGTON, South Carolina – Four years after the IndyCar Series crash that left him with a serious spinal cord injury, Robert Wickens is back behind
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dr. Dick Berggren, Shirley Muldowney, Scott Pruett, and Frank Kimmel have been elected to the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame
DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the heart of a champion and fierce perseverance, Dom Lagana returned to NHRA drag racing after a near-fatal accident and continues
DARLINGTON, S.C. (June 22, 2022) – Bruton Smith, one of the most iconic and memorable figures in motor sports, died Wednesday, Speedway Motorsports has announced.
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Through his continued work with the nonprofit program Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), Kurt Busch is the winner of the National Motorsports
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Chris Browning, former president of Darlington Raceway, died Sunday, his family has announced. Browning served as track president of Darlington from 2004
Lifetime NMPA member Pal Parker passed away in late January. The Family of Pal Parker announce the passing of our father Pal Parker Jr. Pal
CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmy White has been named the 2021 winner of the Ken Patterson Helping Others Award from the National Motorsports Press Association. White
Bristol Motor Speedway is the 2021 recipient of the Joe Littlejohn Award for service to the National Motorsports Press Association, outgoing NMPA president Reid Spencer
CONCORD, N.C.—The late Robin Miller, who passed away in August at the age of 71, is the winner of the overall National Motorsports Press Association
CONCORD, N.C. – Harry Hyde has been named the 2021 recipient of the Wood Brothers Award of Excellence by the National Motorsports Press Association. Hyde
CONCORD, N.C.—Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series, has been named the recipient of the Richard Petty
DARLINGTON, S.C.—Through their broad platform in racing, Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex are maintaining a continuing commitment to the health and well-being of children.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chase Elliott continues to follow his family tradition, both on the race track and in the eyes of NASCAR Cup Series fans.