Daytona International Speedway announces promotions and appointments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July, 22, 2002) * Daytona International Speedway President John Graham announced today the promotion of Pete D'Agresta to the position of Director of Race Track Operations and the appointment of Russ Tysinger to the position...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July, 22, 2002) * Daytona International Speedway President John Graham announced today the promotion of Pete D'Agresta to the position of Director of Race Track Operations and the appointment of Russ Tysinger to the position of Director of Capital and Facility Maintenance.

D'Agresta, who was most recently Daytona's track maintenance supervisor, will be responsible for track maintenance, ground maintenance and event preparation and execution. D'Agresta, 41, joined the Speedway in 1991 as assistant superintendent. Prior to joining the Speedway, he attended Daytona Beach Community College and was foreman of Indigo Lakes Golf Course in Daytona Beach. A native of Boston, Va., D'Agresta resides in Ponce Inlet with his wife Charlene.

"Pete has been a valuable member of our team for many years," said Graham. "He brings extensive experience and talent to this new role and we look forward to his management and direction of our events."

Tysinger, who rejoins Daytona International Speedway after being recalled to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, will oversee building maintenance for the Speedway and its Daytona Beach properties along with responsibilities including capital projects, compliance management and event preparation.

Tysinger, 38, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He joined Daytona International Speedway in 1997 as assistant track superintendent. In 1999 he was named Director of Facility Operations at Daytona. Tysinger was promoted to Director of Facility Operatios for Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS, in 2000 where he oversaw facilty operations and construction of the track into its inaugural year.

A native of Pittsburg, PA, Tysinger resides in Ormond Beach with his children Kevin, 13, Patrick, 11, and Valerie, 8.

"Russ has a wealth of management experience and we are fortunate to have him return to the track where he got his start in motorsports," said Graham. "The job he performed at Kansas Speedway was stellar and we know he will be a real assett to Daytona as we continue to grow in facilities and property acquisition and increase our event schedule."

Both positions will report to Vice President of Operations Dick Hahne. Hahne says the combination operations and capital projects will successfully lead Daytona International Speedway into the near future.

"Pete and Russ will make a great team working toward growth both in our event schedule and expansion opportunities," said Hahne.

Daytona International Speedway is a property of International Speedway Corporation a leading promoter in motorsports entertainment that currently promotes more than 100 events annually.

ISC owns and operations 11 other major motorsports facilities including Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama; Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia; Michigan International Speedway located outside of Detroit, Michigan; California Speedway near Los Angeles, California; Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas; Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida; Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona; North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina; Darlington Raceway in South Carolina; Watkins Glen International in New York and Nazareth Speedway in Pennsylvania. Other track interests include an indirect 37.5% interest in Raceway Associates, LLC, which owns Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Illinois.

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