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NASCAR R&D Center Wins SAE Motorsports Conference Award

CONCORD, N.C., Dec. 2, 2008 - The SAE International Motorsports Engineering Conference Award was presented at today’s opening ceremony to the NASCAR Research and Development Center for its outstanding work to design safer and more competitive vehicles.

Peter G. Wright, FIA Technical Consultant and the conference’s Keynote Address Speaker, presented the award to Michael Edward Fisher, NASCAR’s Managing Director of Research and Development.

In addition, two other awards – The SAE Award and the Motorsports Engineering Conference Achievement Award -- will be presented at Wednesday’s banquet at 6 p.m.

The 2008 SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference opened today and will continue through Dec. 4 at The Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort & Spa in Concord, N.C.

Wright, the industry keynote speaker, opened this morning’s conference, and his topic was “Motorsports and the Environment: Challenge or Compromise?” Wright was named an SAE Fellow this year and has a long and distinguished career in the field of motorsports

Wednesday’s banquet speaker will be award-winning motorsports broadcast journalist Bob Varsha.

For more information on the 2008 SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference, please visit . Reporters and editors may request media credentials by emailing .

SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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