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Jeff Gordon (24) leads teammates Terry Labonte (5) and Ricky Craven (25) across the 1997 Daytona 500 finish line. The race finished under caution after a late race crash brought out the yellow. (NASCAR photo)

NASCAR Launches Alumni Network

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced the launch of the NASCAR Alumni Network, a program that will help the sport — and its fans — stay connected with former competitors.

The program is open to past NASCAR competitors with a focus on those that competed in more than 100 races in their careers. Members of the NASCAR Alumni Network will have the chance to engage with current and past industry members through exclusive networking opportunities, including an annual at-track reunion.

Amber Wells, a 25-year veteran of NASCAR who manages the NASCAR Hall of Fame for the company, has been named executive director of the NASCAR Alumni Network.

“The relationships built in NASCAR are very special,” Wells said. “We’ve seen tremendous fellowship in the connections rekindled through the NASCAR Hall of Fame and we want to extend that to all past competitors. Our hope is that this program will not just connect members with us, but also with former teammates and competitors.”

The inaugural NASCAR Alumni Network reunion will be held at Darlington Raceway during the Goodyear 400 on Sunday, May 12. The public appearance schedule of those in attendance will be announced at a later date.