NASCAR Promotes Brent Dewar to President


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Dewar Becomes Only Fourth Person in NASCAR History to Hold Position 

NASCAR announced today that Brent Dewar is now promoted to President of NASCAR effective immediately. Dewar, who joined NASCAR as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2014, becomes only the fourth person in the sport’s history as President of NASCAR. Continue reading

Lesa France Kennedy Named One of ADWEEK’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports


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Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chairperson of NASCAR, was named one of ADWEEK’S ’30 Most Powerful Women in Sports’ in their July issue, on newsstands June 27.

The inaugural ’30 Most Powerful Women in Sports’ list is presented in ADWEEK’S annual Sports Issue. Kennedy is featured along with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Danica Patrick, and other elite athletes, league executives, sports media personalities and sports marketing executives.

“Being chosen along with such an incredible group of women is testament to the relevancy and popularity of NASCAR and motorsports,” said Kennedy. “I’m particularly pleased to be joined by NASCAR driver Danica Patrick who is inspiring the next generation of women drivers and competitors. A profound thank you to the ADWEEK team.”

Kennedy’s vision led the $400 million reimagining of Daytona International Speedway into the world’s only motorsports stadium, revolutionizing the sport and fan experience. The stadium was named Sports Facility of the Year at SportsBusiness Journal’s 2016 Sports Business Awards and Kennedy received accolades asForbes’ Most Powerful Woman in Sports for 2015, as well as being inducted as a member of the 2016 Cynopsis Sports Hall of Fame. Kennedy is also leading a legacy project with the development of ONE DAYTONA, a 300,000-square-foot preeminent retail, dining and entertainment destination set to open in 2017 across from the Speedway.

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Lesa France Kennedy to Speak at Business & Scholarship Luncheon


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American Royal Announces Lesa France Kennedy, of NASCAR Fame, to Speak at Business & Scholarship Luncheon 

The American Royal Association has announced that Lesa France Kennedy will be the featured speaker at this year’s Business & Scholarship Luncheon to be held September 12 in Kemper Arena. She was named “The Most Powerful Woman in Sports” by Forbes and serves as CEO and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”). ISC owns the Kansas Speedway along with 12 other tracks. Ms France Kennedy also serves as a Vice Chairperson of NASCAR which was founded by her grandfather, Bill France, in 1948.  Continue reading