NASCAR announced leadership changes at Iowa Speedway and a key appointment to its international development efforts.
Jimmy Small has been named the senior director of International Business Development and Partnerships, and will be charged with developing strategic international opportunities in new and existing markets.
Small, who has served as the president of Iowa Speedway for the past four years, will be based out of NASCAR’s Los Angeles office and will report to Chad Seigler, the vice president of International Business Development.
“Jimmy brings over a decade of NASCAR experience and great passion for growing our sport internationally to this important position,” Jim Cassidy said, NASCAR’s chief international officer. “His understanding of the opportunity for NASCAR growth globally, coupled with his experience running a race track, make him an ideal fit.”
Replacing Small as president of Iowa Speedway will be NASCAR industry veteran David Hyatt. Hyatt brings nearly 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as president of The Motor Racing Network. In that role, Hyatt developed, oversaw and executed the network’s operational budget, business plan and growth strategy.
“I am honored to join the Iowa Speedway team and build upon the momentum this talented group of people has established,” Hyatt said. “There is a great passion for motorsports in Iowa and we will continue fueling that passion while showcasing The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.”
Hyatt will report to Brandon Igdalsky, the managing director of Event Marketing & Promotion. Igdalsky, who served for many years as president & chief executive officer of Pocono Raceway, will remain based in Daytona Beach, FL, and will provide strategic direction to Hyatt and the Iowa Speedway team.
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