Alpert, Pico added to Homestead speedway staff

MIAMI (August 12, 2003) - Curtis Gray, President of Homestead-Miami Speedway, has named Jason Alpert as Marketing Manager and Jay Pico as Manager of Corporate Partnerships. "With their experience, Jason and Jay provide a fresh perspective on ...

MIAMI (August 12, 2003) - Curtis Gray, President of Homestead-Miami Speedway, has named Jason Alpert as Marketing Manager and Jay Pico as Manager of Corporate Partnerships.

"With their experience, Jason and Jay provide a fresh perspective on the motorsports industry," said Gray. "Their work ethic meets the high standards necessary to operate the Speedway as efficiently as possible for our annual racing events."

As Marketing Manager, Alpert's primary responsibilities include overseeing the pre- and post-race activities for the Speedway's major events as well as coordinating all advertising ventures for the track. Before coming to the Speedway he worked as a sports reporter for several television stations, most recently as the South Florida Bureau Chief for the Sunshine Network.

Alpert currently resides in Hollywood, Fla., and holds a B.S. in Telecommunications Broadcast News with a concentration in Sports Management from the University of Florida.

As Manager of Corporate Partnerships, Pico will primarily coordinate efforts involving corporate hospitality packages for the events held at the Speedway. Prior to coming to the Speedway, he was self-employed in the exportation industry. Pico also worked for the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Born in Cuba and raised in California, Pico currently resides in Doral, Fla., where he has co-founded the Doral Little League and currently manages the campaign of a candidate for community council. He holds a B.A. in Sports Information from the University of Southern California.

Homestead-Miami Speedway is a world-class motorsports facility located just south of Miami in tropical South Florida. The Speedway is the home of Ford Championship Weekend, the season-finales for the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series, as well as the Toyota Indy 300 featuring the IRL IndyCar Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Infiniti Pro Series. In addition to these major spectator events, the Speedway is active more than 230 days per year with multiple forms of testing, racing, track rentals, driving school and community events.

Tickets for the 2003 Ford Championship Weekend, the season-finales for the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series, held November 13-16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway are now available to the public. To order race tickets, call (305) 230-RACE or 1-800-PIT-SHOP, log onto homesteadmiamispeedway.com or visit TicketMaster.

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