NASCAR Could Be Going Motorcycle Racing

WHAT: The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) will be issuing a statement and conducting a press conference regarding AMA Pro Racing.

WHEN: The statement will be issued via e-mail and in paper form on Friday morning, March 7. The press conference will occur Friday evening at 6 p.m.

WHERE: The distribution of the statement and the press conference will occur in the Media Center of Daytona International Speedway.

EVENT NOTES: AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman will be available for Q&A during the press conference.

02/29/08 As Bike Week kicks off Friday in Daytona Beach Florida comes word that NASCAR may announce during the events, which run through March 9, that they are purchasing a motorcycle racing division from the American Motorcyclist Association.

The AMA, which was founded in 1924, announced last September that they were getting out of the racing series promotions business and would seek series promoters for each of its professional and amateur racing series.
The series’ the AMA is looking to shed include the Super bike, Flat Track, Supermoto, Pro ATV Motocross, Motocross, Supercross and the Hillclimb Championship.

The series that NASCAR is interested in is the Flat Track Series. The Flat Track series is basically dirt track oval racing and is the oldest series in the AMA dating back to 1954. Cup Scene

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