O'Donnell, who has been named Exec VP & Chief Racing Development Officer, assumes leadership of NASCAR's Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C. He maintains oversight of racing operations, industry services, green innovation, touring/weekly series and membership services in addition to his new responsibilities. Phelps and O'Donnell had been based in NASCAR's Daytona Beach HQs.
Also, NASCAR VP/Innovation & Racing Development GENE STEFANYSHYN and VP/Competition ROBIN PEMBERTON have been promoted to Senior VP, reporting to O'Donnell. NASCAR Dir of Racing Operations TOM SWINDELL also has been assigned to Concord, where he will work closely with O'Donnell on short- and long-term development projects. NASCAR PR