Former journalist Terry Blount begins July 30.
Terry Blount, a sports journalist, has been named NHRA vice president of public relations and communications.
In his new role with NHRA, Blount will lead and create the strategic direction for corporate communications, media relations, and public relations for the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body. He will begin his position July 30 and will report to Gary Darcy, NHRA senior vice president of sales and marketing.
“Terry has a great passion for NHRA Drag Racing, and his background as a world class sports journalist is second to none,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “Terry is the consummate professional and has tremendous relationships with the national media as well as many high-level executives throughout the motorsports community. He is positioned well to lead our efforts to enhance and expand our current communications and public relations initiatives and drive increased awareness and attention to the sport.”
During the last decade as a popular sports columnist at ESPN.com, Blount spent the last three years covering the Seattle Seahawks. As the main beat writer for the Seahawks, he also served as a television commentator for ESPN’s family of networks. He recently covered the 2015 U.S. Open golf championship at Chambers Bay in Washington. The NHRA says he has a "vast knowledge" of drag racing.