Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis Statement on the Passing of NASCAR Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter:

"I will miss Jim Hunter. He was instrumental in helping me with my career when he was president of Darlington Raceway. But more than that, he was a true friend and tremendous ambassador for the sport of NASCAR. He had a great deal of passion for NASCAR, for the media and for the fans, and was instrumental in bringing the sport to the forefront as one of the country's most popular spectator events. He was a walking history book, wonderful promoter, marketer, journalist and PR man, and a true pioneer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed."

Roger Curtis
Michigan International Speedway President

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