June 4, 2003- Richmond International Raceway President Doug Fritz announced today the hiring of Brian Hagerman as the track's new Corporate Sales Executive.

Most recently, Hagerman comes from the New Jersey Gladiators Arena Football League, where he was named account manager in October 2001. Before joining the New Jersey Gladiators, he served as account executive assistant at MMT Sales, Inc. and held sports sales jobs with the Tallahassee Thunder Arena Football League 2 and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.

In his new position, Hagerman will be in charge of corporate sales and oversee all hospitality sales for the 105,000 seat facility.

The Ramsey, New Jersey native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, with a minor in Business Administration, from Florida State University in 2001.

Richmond International Raceway's 2003 season picks up again when the IRL IndyCar Series returns for the third annual SunTrust Indy Challenge, along with the Dominic's of New York 100 USAC Silver Crown Event on Saturday, June 28. The season concludes with a NASCAR tripleheader weekend: the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Virginia is for Lovers 200 on Thursday, September 4, the FUNAI 250 NASCAR Busch Series race on Friday, September 5 and the Chevy Rock 'N Roll 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race on Saturday, September 6.

For more information, call 804-345-RACE (7223) or log onto www.rir.com

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