ISC Announces Changes to Track Leadership
Craig Rust Named President of Chicagoland Speedway; Michael Printup Named President of Watkins Glen International
By: WGI Staff on 6/9/2009
Michael Printup has been named the new president of Watkins Glen International.
International Speedway Corporation today announced it has named Craig Rust, current president of Watkins Glen International, as president of Chicagoland Speedway effective June 15. In addition, the Company announced it has named Michael Printup as president of Watkins Glen to replace Rust. Current Chicagoland President Matt Alexander will leave the Company to pursue other opportunities.
Rust has been president of Watkins Glen since April 2002, and helped build the famed road-course into one of ISC’s premier facilities. He has been involved in motorsports since 1996, holding a number of positions including Director of Sales and Marketing for Auto Club Speedway and president of the former Nazareth Speedway. Rust will relocate with his family to the Joliet, IL, area over the next few weeks.
“I am extremely proud of my last eight seasons at The Glen and being a small part of such a special and storied history,” stated Rust. “While I am really looking forward to my new challenge at Chicagoland Speedway, WGI will always hold special memories for me both professionally and personally.”
Printup will assume responsibility for all operations of Watkins Glen. He has held various positions within ISC over the last nine years including Vice President of Americrown Services Corp. and 380 Development LLC, wholly-owned subsidiaries of ISC. Most recently, Printup served as the Sr. Director, Facility Development for Michigan International Speedway. He and his family will relocate to New York over the summer.
“We are fortunate to have individuals of such high caliber to transition into key positions within our organization,” said ISC Senior Vice President of Business Operations W. Grant Lynch, Jr. “Craig is a proven leader in the Company and we look forward to his ongoing contributions at Chicagoland Speedway. In addition, Michael has demonstrated a tremendous aptitude for leadership in a number of previous roles within ISC. We congratulate both individuals on their new positions and look forward to their continued success.”
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the Daytona 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York. In addition, ISC promotes major motorsports activities in Montreal, Quebec, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Stock-Car Montreal.
The Company also owns and operates MRN® Radio, the nation's largest independent sports radio network; the Daytona 500 ExperienceSM, the “Ultimate Motorsports Attraction” in Daytona Beach, Florida, and official attraction of NASCAR®; and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, ISC has an indirect 50 percent interest in Motorsports Authentics®, which markets and distributes motorsports-related merchandise licensed by certain competitors in NASCAR racing. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.iscmotorsports.com.