Humphrey Named ISC Managing Director of Business Operations International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) today announced it has named Rick Humphrey as Managing Director of Business Operations. Humphrey accepts the role from his most recent position as president of Talladega Superspeedway. W. Grant Lynch Jr., Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and Vice President of Strategic Projects for ISC, will assume the responsibilities for day-to-day operation of the facility.
Humphrey, 41, is a 16-year veteran in the motorsports industry, serving most recently as president of Talladega Superspeedway since July 2007. As president, he worked closely with the facility’s more than 50 employees to secure, maintain and operate the 2.66-mile, 3,000-plus acre complex, and presided over a significant number of upgrades and enhancements to the legendary race track.
In his new role, Humphrey will be primarily responsible for driving operational excellence across all ISC racetracks through benchmarking, innovation and best practice sharing. In addition, he will provide leadership for ISC’s Green initiatives. Humphrey will report to ISC Vice President of Business Operations, Joie Chitwood III.
“Rick brings a wealth of facility management, promotions and operations experience to ISC,” said Chitwood. “We look forward to his contributions across the Company’s entire portfolio of premier racing facilities. We congratulate him on his new position and look forward to his continued success.
“In addition,” Chitwood continued, “Talladega remains in very capable hands as Grant returns to oversee the day-to-day operations. We are fortunate to have executives of such high caliber assume new responsibilities within the organization to help the company continue to grow and succeed well into the future.”
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