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Sawyer Leaves Action Express, Assigned to NASCAR Role

Elton Sawyer reassigned to managing director of NASCAR Truck Series…

Photo: Action Express

Photo: Action Express

Action Express Racing’s Elton Sawyer has been assigned to a new position within NASCAR, it was announced Monday.

The former director of team operations for the defending TUDOR United SportsCar Championship-winning squad has become managing director of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, effective immediately.

“We’re fortunate to have a professional in Elton, who has substantial experience across the racing industry, to direct the popular NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,”  said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer in a statement.

Sawyer, a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, joined the Charlotte-based sports car team in Sept. 2010 after competition roles with both Red Bull Racing and Evernham Motorsports in NASCAR.

Chris Mitchum was announced as Sawyer’s eventual replacement at Action Express in late November.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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