Brooks named senior vice president

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- Paul Brooks has been named senior vice president for NASCAR, reporting directly to NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France. Brooks will interface with all NASCAR ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- Paul Brooks has been named senior vice president for NASCAR, reporting directly to NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France.

Brooks will interface with all NASCAR departments, direct long-term strategic planning while also overseeing special projects and industry relations. In addition, Brooks has been named president of NASCAR Broadcasting and NASCAR Digital Entertainment and will continue his leadership of NASCAR's broadcast, new media and entertainment initiatives. Brooks, who has worked within the sport for over a decade and currently manages NASCAR's Los Angeles office, will return to NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"Paul is well-respected throughout our entire industry and he has always delivered for NASCAR and the entire sport," said Brian France. "Paul cares deeply about the future of our sport and I am pleased to bring him back to Daytona Beach as a key part of my senior management team."

Brooks started his motorsports career in 1989 working with NASCAR drivers and media outlets. Joining NASCAR in 1993, he has held several key positions within the company and was responsible for developing and managing several of the company's significant marketing, licensing and media initiatives. In 1998, Brooks was named vice president, office of the president, reporting directly to then-president Bill France.

"I've had the fortunate opportunity to work and learn at the highest levels of our company and sport throughout my career at NASCAR," said Brooks. "The future for NASCAR is incredibly bright and I am thrilled with this opportunity to further serve our sport, partners and fans."

Most recently, Brooks has served as vice president of broadcasting for NASCAR and NASCAR Digital Entertainment, managing all broadcasting, new media and entertainment business for NASCAR. Brooks opened NASCAR's Los Angeles office and under his leadership, quickly established close-working relationships throughout the television and entertainment industry that have benefited NASCAR's drivers, teams, tracks and partners.

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