CONCORD, N.C. — The NASCAR Research and Development Center has been presented with the SAE International Motorsports Engineering Conference Award for its outstanding work to design safer and more competitive vehicles. The award was presented earlier this week at the SAE International Motorsports Engineering Conference in Concord, N.C.
NASCAR’s R&D center, also located in Concord, focuses on areas of safety, competition and cost containment. It was opened in an effort to improve the safety of the sport of racing following the death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500.
Two other awards — The SAE Award and the Motorsports Engineering Conference Achievement Award — will be presented at the conference this week.