Phoenix native Latasha Causey has been named the new track president at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, ahead of this weekend’s NASCAR championship events in the desert. She will officially assume her new role on Monday, November 28.
The longtime community development executive will become the first female Black track president in NASCAR history and the second woman to hold the position at Phoenix Raceway. She replaces Julie Giese, who will finish her term over the coming month before fully beginning her new position as track president of the new Chicago Street Course.
“I have been fortunate to call The Valley ‘home’ my entire life, and I could not be more grateful to become the next leader of Phoenix Raceway,” Causey said in a track release.
Causey, who grew up in the West Valley, has been widely recognized for her substantial work in the Phoenix community and is also a founding member of the NASCAR Accelerators host committee. Established in 2020, the committee is comprised of recognized community and business leaders who serve as Arizona’s ambassadors for NASCAR.
In addition, in 2021, Causey was named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ Big Media, and in 2018 the Phoenix Business Journal honored her as part of its Outstanding Women in Business Awards. She was also featured in Frontdoors Magazine for her philanthropic accomplishments in 2017.
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