Daytona Worldwide Speedway appoints Kelleher as monitor president
Daytona Worldwide Speedway introduced this week that Frank Kelleher, an skilled trade veteran, has been appointed president of the monitor. He replaces Chip Wile, who has been promoted to a brand new function overseeing 13 NASCAR-owned tracks as Senior Vice President, Chief Monitor Properties Officer.
In his earlier function as NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Gross sales Officer, Kelleher oversaw a crew liable for enterprise technique and income era. His crew performed a crucial function in driving each media and partnership gross sales for NASCAR and its tracks. Kelleher helped safe the founding sponsorships to Daytona Worldwide Speedway’s extremely seen injectors. As solely the ninth monitor president in DIS historical past, Kelleher is well-suited to step into this vital place.
“For practically 20 years, Frank has demonstrated the flexibility to foster significant relationships and lead crucial areas of our enterprise,” stated Lesa France Kennedy, Government Vice Chairperson, NASCAR. “He’s a devoted member of the larger Daytona Seaside neighborhood, a real team-builder, and most significantly, he has a deep-rooted ardour for motorsports and selling the fan expertise. We’re extremely excited to have Frank main Daytona Worldwide Speedway.”
“I’m extremely honored to tackle this historic function and symbolize probably the most iconic motorsports venue on the planet,” stated Kelleher. “Our race followers are what makes working in motorsports so particular and I’m excited to work with the super crew at Daytona Worldwide Speedway to proceed to ship a best-in-class racing expertise for our followers regionally, nationally and across the globe.”
As president of DIS, Wile efficiently oversaw promotion and operation of the well-known and iconic venue. From his first main occasion, the Nation 500 over Memorial Day weekend in 2016, to main the trade by a revised Speedweeks in 2021, Wile has pushed innovation and fan engagement at each flip. Previous to Daytona, Wile was the president of Darlington Raceway, spearheading a five-year technique to reinvent the monitor expertise, together with the profitable introduction of the now broadly celebrated Throwback race weekend.
“Chip has performed an incredible function in guiding the success of two of our flagship racetracks in Daytona Worldwide Speedway and Darlington Raceway,” stated NASCAR President Steve Phelps. “At all times seeking to ship for our unimaginable followers, Chip’s fixed need to enhance and drive innovation will serve our sport properly on this new and vital management function.”
“Serving the neighborhood of race followers, our trade and the France household as president of Daytona Worldwide Speedway has been the best honor of my profession,” stated Wile. “I sit up for working with our crew of proficient monitor presidents as we proceed to raise the fan expertise and ship lifetime reminiscences each time somebody units foot on our monitor properties.”
Each Kelleher and Wile will assume their new roles efficient instantly.