Curtis Gray Joins Homestead-Miami Speedway

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (February 18, 1999) - Curtis Gray, a 17-year veteran of motorsports promotion with the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, has been named executive vice president of Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC, it was announced today by ...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (February 18, 1999) - Curtis Gray, a 17-year veteran of motorsports promotion with the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, has been named executive vice president of Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC, it was announced today by Speedway president Brian Skuza. Gray, 41, who most recently held the position of Director of the Winston Cup Series for Reynolds, joined the company in 1981 as an assistant manager in sports marketing. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Speedway and will oversee all levels of staffing while reporting to Skuza. He will begin his new role March 1. "Curtis' tremendous knowledge of motorsports, including the people involved in the industry, will be a huge benefit to our company," said Skuza. "With our inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series event later this year and the kickoff of the CART FedEx Championship Series just five weeks from now, we're excited to have a person of Curtis' experience join our staff." Gray is a native of South Florida, and called going home to Miami a perfect opportunity. "RJ Reynolds has been a great company to work for, and the decision to leave there after nearly two decades was very difficult. In order for me to leave, the opportunity had to be perfect. I hope my involvement in Miami will allow Brian and his staff to further build awareness of racing in the huge South Florida market. Brian will also be able to spend more time on the massive expansion projects currently underway at the Speedway as well as the overall performance of the business." Homestead-Miami Speedway opened with the NASCAR Busch Series finale in 1995, and is a 1.5-mile oval speedway situated on 344 acres, considered by many to be the most beautiful racing facility in the country. Its South Beach look and feel plays host annually to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' Florida Dodge Dealers 400, CART's Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota, the USRRC's sports car extravaganza, the NASCAR Busch Series' Miami 300 and in 1999 the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series Jiffy Lube Miami 400. Located just 20 minutes south of Miami International Airport off the Florida Turnpike, Homestead-Miami Speedway is easily accessible by air traffic and by car to the nearly five million residents of the region as well as all international countries. Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC is a partnership between three companies. International Speedway Corporation and Penske Motorsports, Inc., each hold a 45 percent interest while Huizenga Holdings Inc., maintains a 10 percent share of the operation.

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