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Speedway Motorsports Promotes Matt Greci to Senior VP, GM at Nashville Superspeedway

Speedway Motorsports has announced that motorsports industry executive Matt Greci has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager at Nashville Superspeedway. He replaces Erik Moses, who leaves on December 2 to become executive director of the Fiesta Bowl. “Our company is very fortunate to have a senior executive with experience not only with our

Speedway Motors Announces Three Promotions

Speedway Motors has announced three promotions within the Lincoln, Nebraska-based company. Betsy Grindlay has been promoted to Vice President of People, Purchasing & Marketing. She was most recently Director of Marketing & People Operations. She first began with Speedway Motors as Ecommerce/Web Content Manager and was later promoted to Brand Marketing Manager. Her background includes

Speedway Motors Announces Promotions

Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, announced three recent promotions within the company.    “As a 70-year retailer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive parts,” said Chris Chance, Vice President of Speedway Motors, “we truly understand the stamp of quality. As we’ve continued to grow, we know that our success

Speedway Motors to Celebrate Customers, 70th Anniversary

Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, announced today they will celebrate their customers and 70th anniversary during Customer Appreciation Week, July 25-31, with discounts, giveaways and a Cars & Coffee celebration. Founded in 1952 by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith, Speedway Motors started as a tiny parts

Speedway Motorsports Announces Promotions

Two industry veterans recently received promotions at Speedway Motorsports, as Mike Burch has been named the company’s chief operating officer, while Jerry Caldwell was promoted to president of Bristol Motor Speedway. The promotions were announced by Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith.  Burch, who joined Speedway Motorsports in 2003, most recently served as chief

Longtime Executive Don Hawk to Depart Speedway Motorsports

After more than 14 years in a variety of executive roles across the company, Speedway Motorsports’ Chief Racing Development Officer Don Hawk will step away to open a personal sports management firm. Hawk joined Speedway Motorsports in 2007 and was named the company’s vice president of business affairs in 2012. He was promoted to his

Speedway Motorsports to Acquire Dover Motorsports

Speedway Motorsports—the marketer, promoter, and sponsor of motorsports entertainment and owner of several premier racing facilities—has entered an agreement to acquire Dover Motorsports for an approximate total equity value of $131.5 million. Dover Motorsports owns and operates Dover International Speedway (Dover, Delaware) and Nashville Superspeedway (Lebanon, Tennessee).  The transaction was announced by Speedway Motorsports President

Herzog Motorsports Honored at Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed

On Oct. 15-16, Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed marked the opening of the Herzog Motorsports Racing Collection with a two-day celebration commemorating the Herzog family’s legacy in the sport and kicked off a long-term display of iconic cars and trucks that raced under the Herzog Motorsports banner in the 1980s through the 2000s. Festivities included a

Jason Smith, Family Owner of Speedway Motors, Passes Away at Age 60

Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jason Smith, second-generation family owner, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 60. “We are devastated by the loss of Jason. He was a leader and innovator in the after-market

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed Announces Plans for Expansion

 Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed announced today their plans for a 90,000 square foot expansion of their Museum at 599 Oakcreek Dr. in Lincoln, Neb. The $10 Million project will be completed in two phases commencing Fall 2021. Recognized earlier this year as the #1 Attraction for Car Lovers in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice awards, Speedway Motors Museum

Speedway Motors Named National Street Rod Association Manufacturer of the Year

Speedway Motors was named National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Manufacturer of the Year at the 52nd Annual Street Rod Nationals held in Louisville, KY. Aug. 5-8. Founded in 1970, the NSRA is the foremost street rodding organization in the country and provides leadership, guidance, and fun events for enthusiasts across the country. The Manufacturer of

Speedway Motors Launches Cover Car Contest

Speedway Motors has announced it will celebrate customers and their cars during Customer Appreciation Week, July 26-30, with giveaways and a contest to be on the cover of their Race, Street or Muscle catalog. “Customer Appreciation Week is our way of recognizing all of the hours, blood, sweat and tears our customers are putting into