UPDATE: General Motors confirmed on Thursday a restructuring of the administration of its motorsports programs, including a new director of its NASCAR efforts.
The internal changes in GM’s racing operations were triggered by the move of Mark Kent, previously GM’s director of motorsports competition, into the role of role of Director, GM Defense Facility Operations.
Mark Stielow has been appointed to the newly created position of Director, Motorsports Competition Engineering. He will oversee all engineering and technical direction for GM’s NHRA, IndyCar, IMSA and Motorsports Operations and will have a direct link to GM’s vehicle integration organization.
In addition, Dr. Eric Warren will join GM from Richard Childress Racing to become Director of NASCAR Programs. Dr. Warren will be based out of GM’s new technical center in Concord, N.C.
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ORIGINAL POST 9-24-2020: General Motors has hired Eric Warren, chief technology officer at Richard Childress Racing, to oversee its new technical center in Concord, N.C., the automaker confirmed on Thursday.
GM announced the creation of the 75,000-square-foot facility on January 23, with a focus of providing support for its Chevrolet racing effort.
In his new role as Director of NASCAR programs, Warren, 51, will be responsible for Chevrolet’s research and development, engineering, team support and staffing of the center.
Warren, who earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University, has spent the last eight years with RCR.
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