AMA Statement on Passing of Penny Nicolai

May 7, 2014
Courtesy of AMA Pro Racing
Penny Nicolai
Penny Nicolai was a longtime motorsports journalist that spent the past few years as a communications consultant for AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track.

Statement from AMA Pro Racing on the passing of Penny Nicolai:

“AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened by the loss of longtime motorsports journalist and public relations consultant Penny Nicolai. Over a prolific career that spanned decades, Nicolai covered nearly every facet of motorsports. She spent the last several years working as a communications consultant in the AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track paddocks. Her contributions to the sport will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”

The family has requested that any contributions to assist with funeral expenses be sent via PayPal to Tamara Nicolai ( Business colleagues are invited to an open house at Penny’s longtime residence in Van Nuys, Calif. on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. For additional information, please RSVP to Tamara Nicolai at the email address above.

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