Michigan Int'l Speedway names new staff position

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MIS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF MICHAEL PRINTUP AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FACILITY DEVELOPMENT Newly created position brings another job to the State of Michigan BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 6, 2007) -- Michigan International Speedway is as much about job...

MIS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF MICHAEL PRINTUP AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FACILITY DEVELOPMENT
Newly created position brings another job to the State of Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 6, 2007) -- Michigan International Speedway is as much about job creation and contributing to the local and state economy as it is about hosting thrilling motorsports events.

On the heels of the news that Michigan International Speedway is responsible for $400 million in economic impact to the state annually, speedway President Roger Curtis has tasked Michael Printup to unlock even greater potential for the two-mile economic powerhouse.

Printup has joined the 54-person MIS team as senior director of facility development.

"Michael Printup will be a valuable addition to Michigan International Speedway and serve as a catalyst for expanded use of this great facility," Curtis said. "We already know what we can do as a track -- our economic impact speaks for itself. But Michael will help us seek out additional development and use opportunities. There's a world of possibilities out there and just adding a job to seek out those potential new uses, partnerships and events for our speedway is a welcomed first step for our business, our community and for the state or Michigan."

Printup has worked for International Speedway Corporation, MIS' parent company, since 2000, most recently as the vice president of 380 Development LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ISC, since 2005. Printup was the project manager for the development and implementation of a racetrack in Staten Island, N.Y. ISC made the decision in mid-2007 to abandon the Staten Island project.

Prior to that, Printup was vice president of Americrown Corporation, another wholly owned subsidiary of ISC, from 2000-2005. He worked out of the Americrown offices at Michigan International Speedway, overseeing all food and beverage services for all ISC-owned speedways and the show car programs.

He moves back to Michigan, a state he and his family had grown to love.

"I'm excited to come back to Michigan and be a part of the MIS family," Printup said. "My wife and I always enjoyed Michigan and to come back and raise our sons here will be wonderful. MIS is a great racing facility full of tradition and I'm happy to be here."

Printup also served more than 15 years with Sportservice Corporation in various capacities, including general and regional manager positions. He was responsible for food and stadium management at many major sport facilities across the country, including California Speedway, Kansas Speedway, the Ballpark at Arlington (Texas), Key Arena (Seattle), Jacobs Field (Cleveland) and Boston Garden. He also worked for 18 weeks during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Printup and his wife Stephanie have two sons, Brendan, 10, and Matthew, 4.

Sports fans who are interested in attending a race at Michigan International Speedway can purchase tickets for the 2008 season on Dec. 15, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at MIS in June and August. Call the MIS Ticket Hotline at 800-354-1010 or visit MISpeedway.com.

-credit: mis

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