Public Relations staff expanded

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has expanded its public relations staff to include three individuals who bring respected credentials from their previous positions within ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has expanded its public relations staff to include three individuals who bring respected credentials from their previous positions within motorsports.

Rick Houston, Denise Maloof and Buz McKim are the newest members of the NASCAR Public Relations Department.

Houston is the new Manager of Communications for the NASCAR Busch Series. Until his recent appointment with NASCAR, he spent nearly a decade writing for NASCAR Winston Cup Scene, including the last seven years as the publication's NASCAR Busch Series editor. Houston is also a published author, having written the book, "Second to None: The History of the NASCAR Busch Series."

Maloof, named a Manager of Communications, spent the last year with SI.com where she was the beat writer responsible for all original NASCAR coverage for the dual Sports Illustrated-CNN worldwide website. She was a member of the original start-up staff for the site and also contributed as a writer/package producer for CNN's "Sports Tonight." Maloof also spent over 10 years as a writer for both the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Gwinett Daily News, covering the sports and education beats.

As NASCAR's Coordinator of Statistical Services, McKim will manage NASCAR's Historic Database, which includes the sports' vast historical and statistical archives. McKim, a former racer and car sign-painter who also created artwork for the likes of NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has been involved in the history of NASCAR for most of his life.

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