Friday, August 13, 2010

Chitwood New Boss At Daytona

Joie Chitwood III has been named President of Daytona International Speedway, effective immediately. He replaces Robin Braig, who spent the last eight years at the helm of the speedway. Chitwood previously served as Vice President of Business Operations for International Speedway Corporation, and was previously responsible for the day-to-day operations of Indianapolis Motor Speedway as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he managed and oversaw the construction of Chicagoland Speedway.

“We are very fortunate to have a seasoned executive of Joie’s proven ability to step into this important position as President of Daytona International Speedway,” said ISC Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy. "Joie is highly respected throughout the industry and brings a lifetime of motorsports entertainment experience to Daytona. We will certainly benefit from his experience and knowledge of the motorsports industry which he has proved in his successful work over the years.

“I would also like to thank Robin for his passion and dedication to the speedway and to promoting motorsports. I wish him much success in his future endeavors.”

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