IRL: Bill Darcy returns to Nazareth

Darcy returns to Nazareth Speedway as General Manager NAZARETH, Pa. (April 23, 2002) - Bill Darcy, who departed Nazareth Speedway in 2000 to join International Speedway Corporation's (ISC) marketing department, will return to Nazareth as General...

Darcy returns to Nazareth Speedway as General Manager

NAZARETH, Pa. (April 23, 2002) - Bill Darcy, who departed Nazareth Speedway in 2000 to join International Speedway Corporation's (ISC) marketing department, will return to Nazareth as General Manager, the track's current President and general manager Craig Rust announced today. He assumes his duties effective immediately.

As general manager, Darcy will manage the day-to-day operation of the speedway, including marketing, promotion and ticket sales, as well as civic and community responsibilities.

Darcy who served as director of corporate sales for Nazareth Speedway from 1996 to 2000, most recently served as Senior Director of Corporate Account Management for ISC, which is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. and owns and operates Nazareth Speedway. While with the ISC marketing department, Darcy was responsible for coordination and communication between ISC's growing list of sponsors and its numerous facilities to ensure quality service, enhanced value and customer satisfaction for ISC's marketing partners.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Bill back to Nazareth Speedway," said Rust, who, in addition to his duties at Nazareth Speedway, was recently named president of Watkins Glen International in New York. "Bill's expertise in marketing and knowledge of the speedway and the Lehigh Valley will play an integral part in Nazareth's continued growth and development."

A 1993 graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, Darcy has close ties to the local racing community. He is the grandson of dirt modified legend Sonny Strupp, who competed in the familiar red number 24 at both the ½ mile Nazareth Speedway and the 1 1/8th mile Nazareth National Speedway. Darcy's great-grandfather Gus Strupp owned the Strupp-Miller Special, the open cockpit sprint car which won the Eastern AAA Championship in the early 1930s. John Strupp, Darcy's uncle, also competed on the present day Nazareth Speedway in the D.I.R.T. Asphalt Modified Series.

Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, just 1½ hours north of Philadelphia and west of New York City, Nazareth Speedway's unique shape has inspired some of the fastest racing in the world. The amazing racing that can only be experienced at Nazareth Speedway has earned it the right to be called the world's fastest one-mile oval.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar , NASCAR
Drivers Bill Darcy