Olympic bobsled builder moving to NC's NASCAR core

Updated: January 28, 2010, 11:13 AM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- A non-profit company that's used NASCAR racing technology to supply the U.S. Olympic bobsled teams with faster rides is moving to the heart of stock-car country in North Carolina.

Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Inc. says it will move from Connecticut to Concord after next month's Vancouver Olympics. The corporation was founded by NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine 18 years ago to ensure U.S. sleds would be made in America with racing know-how.

Bo-Dyn Bobsled says in Thursday's statement that the leader of the Colchester, Conn., company that fabricated the metal sleds is retiring and the work will be taken over by technicians who have worked with other NASCAR teams.

The North Carolina Motorsports Association says the state is home to 90 percent of NASCAR racing teams.

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