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Newton, NC...The North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA) presented
Hickory Motor Speedway with a prestigious award at their recent 2008 NC
Motorsports Industry Awards Dinner.

Hickory Motor Speedway was voted the recipient of the 2008 "Event Facilities
Award", annually awarded to an outstanding race track in the state of NC.
The award was sponsored by Extremeion-Anatech, and was presented by Ralph
Sheheen, TNT and Speed TV on-air motorsports broadcaster.

Other finalists for the "Event Facilities Award" were Bowman-Gray Stadium,
and Southern National Speedway.

NC Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue welcomed nearly 650 attendees, and Winston
Kelley, Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and MRN broadcaster,
served as Master of Ceremonies.

Richard Petty was recognized with the "Achievement in Motorsports Tribute
Award" for his strong positive impact on the motorsports industry in the

Also honored at the night's events was CVCC's "Bobby Isaac Motorsports
Program", which received the award for best "Two-Year or Trade School
Program".  This award was presented by Derek Chen, Director of Motorsports
Development for the NC Department of Commerce.

In addition, the North Carolina Motorsports Foundation awarded $25,000 in
scholarship grants distributed equally among five NC schools or training
centers that have two-year or four-year education programs with a
concentration in motorsports.  These awards will allow deserving students to
pursue a career in the $5.9 billion motorsports industry in the state of
North Carolina.

For more information, log on to, or call
Speedway offices at 828 464 3655.


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