INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 24, 2003) -- Indianapolis Raceway Park officials announced today that Mike Myslinski has been named Director of Racing and Operations. Indianapolis Raceway Park is one of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the NHRA and will host the 50th Annual Mac Tools U. S. Nationals in 2004.

Myslinski, a veteran of the motorsports industry, brings nearly 15 years of experience to Indianapolis Raceway Park. "I'm very excited to be joining Indianapolis Raceway Park and the NHRA," Myslinski said. "Indianapolis Raceway Park is one of the premier auto racing facilities in the country and this is the highlight of my career."

Myslinski comes to Indianapolis Raceway Park after working for Dover Motor Sports, Inc., at Gateway International Raceway for the past three years, as director of operations. Myslinski also worked in a similar capacity at Dover Downs in Delaware starting in 1989.

"I've not only worked closely with the NHRA at Gateway but also with NASCAR, and IRL," he said. "I believe my experience will give me a lot of background information to draw on."

"We are very pleased to have someone with Mike's background and experience join our current management team," said Ron Anderson, general manager, Indianapolis Raceway Park. "We expect Mike to work closely with our sponsors and race organizers to guarantee the success of all of our programs and events at Indianapolis Raceway Park."

Myslinski, his wife Robbin, and daughter Lauren are in the process of relocating to Indianapolis from St. Louis.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to five annual USAC races, and an exclusive Saturday Night Series. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA and Indy Kart Club events, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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