New Board Member Elected to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

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GLENDORA, CA – January 31, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California announced the election of a new member to their board of directors, David Kennedy, director of multimedia content for NHRA.

NHRA Motorsports Museum - David KennedyKennedy has been a lifelong “car guy” and incorporated his passion for automobiles into his career. He has been helping to build and develop automotive media brands for almost two decades. Since joining NHRA in 2016, he has helped to shape NHRA media platforms and structure content licensing agreements. Prior to that he was the editor-in-chief of Hot Rod Magazine where he directed editorial planning and social media content. He’s also served in publishing and editorial roles for a number of automotive publications including Custom Truck Group, Diesel Power and Petersen’s Four-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine.

“David Kennedy possesses a vast knowledge of hot rods, high-performance automobiles and motorsports,” said Tom McKernan, chairman of the NHRA Motorsports Museum Board. “We are pleased to have him join us as we continue to cultivate and celebrate the rich history of automotive speed in all its forms.”

“I’m honored to be able to serve the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum as its newest member of the board of directors,” said Kennedy. “I’m a product of hours spent poring over magazines that Wally Parks created and led. I look forward to helping the museum further its mission and position it for success in the years to come.”

Kennedy will assume Glen Cromwell’s position on the board. Cromwell will remain very involved in the museum, but is rotating off the board of directors to dedicate more time to his newly appointed role as president of NHRA.

Kennedy will join the following board members: Gale Banks, Linda Louie, Dave McClelland, Tom McKernan, Wayne McMurtry, Jack O’Bannon and Alex Xydias.

About Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

Housed in a 28,500-square-foot building on the edge of the historic Los Angeles County Fairplex, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum’s mission is to celebrate the impact of motorsports on our culture. We collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the vehicles, stories, and artifacts that represent our affection for, and the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms. We are the place to view and learn about hot rods, customs, racecars and speed records, and the West Coast’s role as the historic center for their past and present development.

About NHRA

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Source: National Hot Rod Association