Honda’s McHale and Layton share Jim Chapman Award

T.E. McHale and Dan Layton, longtime representatives for Honda's racing programs including the Verizon IndyCar Series, are co-recipients of the 2016 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations. McHale and Layton were presented plaques for the honor this morning in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's media center, where a new permanent trophy was unveiled and will remain.

The Chapman Award honors the legendary PR executive and innovator who worked with Babe Ruth and was named Indy car racing's "most influential man" of the 1980s.

McHale has been American Honda's motorsports communications manager since 2003. He also reported on motorsports for the Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal from 1978-95 and worked on the public relations staff for CART through 2001.

Layton is in his 22nd year representing Honda in Indy car racing. He has also handled public relations duties in sports car racing and Formula Atlantics, among other series.

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