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New Board Member Elected to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

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.

Kennedy is a lifelong “car guy” and has incorporated his passion for automobiles into his career. He has been helping 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.