CHAMPCAR/CART: Curtis Gray Named Homestead President

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (July 6, 1999) – Curtis Gray has been named president of Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Homestead-Miami Speedway management committee announced today. Gray, who most recently held the position of executive vice president at the...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (July 6, 1999) – Curtis Gray has been named president of Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Homestead-Miami Speedway management committee announced today.

Gray, who most recently held the position of executive vice president at the Speedway, assumes his duties immediately. Gray replaces Brian Skuza who has been named director of business affairs at Michigan Speedway.

"Brian has done a tremendous job of assembling a great team in preparation of Homestead-Miami Speedway’s inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, the Pennzoil 400 on November 14," said John Saunders, vice president of corporate administrative services for International Speedway Corporation and a member of the executive committee. "We look forward to Curtis continuing to apply his tremendous knowledge of motorsports to further grow the facility and the sport in South Florida."

"I look forward to having the opportunity to continue to build on the foundation which Brian Skuza has laid at Homestead-Miami Speedway," said Gray. "With the staff we have here in place, I have no doubt the Speedway will continue to enhance its reputation as one of the premier racing facilities in the country."

Gray, a South Florida native and a 17-year veteran of motorsports promotion with the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, served as director of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series for RJR prior to joining Homestead-Miami Speedway in March 1999.

Homestead-Miami Speedway opened in 1995 and is within a two-hour drive of more than five million South Florida residents. It is nestled between the City of Miami to the north and the tranquil beauty of the Biscayne Bay to the East, the Florida Keys to the South and the Florida Everglades to the West.

It is one of the few facilities in the world capable of hosting events from three NASCAR divisions as well as America’s top open-wheeled series, CART’s FedEx Championship Series and top international sports car racing.

Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC is a partnership among three companies. International Speedway Corporation and Penske Motorsports, Inc. each hold a 45 percent interest while Huizenga Holdings Inc. maintains a 10 percent share of the operation.

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