Ramage named GM at Texas Motor Speedway


FORT WORTH, Texas — Speedway Motorsports named Texas Motor Speedway government Rob Ramage because the monitor’s new common supervisor on Wednesday after Eddie Gossage had overseen the ability by way of its first 25 seasons of racing.

Ramage had been the monitor’s common counsel since 2013, additionally serving as director of governmental affairs and senior vp of finance and compliance. His obligations have included danger administration and dealing with authorities entities, enterprise leaders, and group advocates.

“After a nationwide search and interviewing some wonderful candidates, we realized one of the best chief to hold Texas Motor Speedway into its subsequent quarter century was already working within the places of work exterior of Flip 1,” mentioned Marcus Smith, president and chief government officer for Speedway Motorsports.

Gossage, the old-school promoter and showman, introduced in Could that he was stepping down from the monitor that he had overseen since its groundbreaking about 20 miles north of downtown Fort Value in 1995, two years earlier than the primary race. Gossage labored for Speedway Motorsports for 32 years total, and his remaining occasion was the primary NASCAR All-Star race held in Texas in June.

Earlier than becoming a member of Speedway Motorsports, Ramage practiced regulation in Dallas.

“I grew up with racing and have been a NASCAR and IndyCar fan for so long as I can bear in mind, so day-after-day at Texas Motor Speedway is thrilling to me,” Ramage mentioned. “I can bear in mind when Bruton Smith introduced he was bringing NASCAR to Texas after which being right here on day one as a fan with my dad and brother.”

The monitor’s twenty fifth season will wrap up with a NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff race Oct. 17.

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