DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Speedway Corporation ("ISC") today announced that it has named Chip Wile as President of Darlington Raceway ("DAR") effective immediately. Wile accepts the role from his most recent position as Director of Business Development for the Motor Racing Network ("MRN"). Current DAR President, Chris Browning, has resigned to pursue other career opportunities.
Wile joined MRN in 2012, bringing with him over a decade of experience in the motorsports industry servicing partners such as Caterpillar, Verizon, Exide Technologies, and Dollar General. His responsibilities at MRN included developing and overseeing new business opportunities; acting as the network's primary liaison to ISC's sponsors and integrated media sales; directing MRN's overall marketing and promotional efforts; and managing its annual budget. Wile received his bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Georgia.
"We are excited to announce Chip Wile as President of Darlington Raceway," stated John Saunders, ISC's President. "He is a respected and seasoned motorsports executive and is well prepared to accept the leadership position at Darlington Raceway. We were fortunate to have such a high-caliber individual to transition into a strategic position within our organization. We congratulate Chip on his new position and look forward to his continued success within our organization.
"I would also like to thank Chris for his many years of service at Darlington. We wish him much success in his future endeavors."
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.
The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing Network, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.
SOURCE International Speedway Corporation