Leading NASCAR News Journalist Jim Utter Joins Motorsport.com
Jun 25, 2015, 01:00 ET
MIAMI, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorsport.com today announced the appointment of leading National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) news journalist Jim Utter as the company's NASCAR Editor – Motorsport.com.
Utter has spent the last 24 years with Charlotte, N.C.-based Charlotte Observer, where he led the company's auto racing and regional sports coverage.
"Jim's addition to our editorial staff at Motorsport.com reflects our commitment in providing the most in-depth analysis and auto racing coverage in the world," said Motorsport.com Editor in Chief Charles Bradley. "Jim's insight into everything NASCAR – from C-level executives, owners, drivers to race team personnel – is like no other in the NASCAR garage.
"His addition to our team will help provide impeccable editorial coverage to all our readership around the world, but specifically in the American market where NASCAR continues to dominate. We aim to be the go-to destination for breaking NASCAR news and top-quality analysis, and in hiring the garage's premier opinion former, we will enhance our coverage of this great sport."
One of the fastest growing motor sports websites in the world, Motorsport.com is a technically advanced digital distribution platform, which provides worldwide, multimedia motor sports coverage resulting in over 180 countries this year.
"Motorsport.com's strategic growth into 14 countries and 10 native languages in 2015 makes my transition into this digital platform a tremendous opportunity," said Utter. "Working along side such great international editorial talent as Jonathan (Noble, F1 Editor), Charles (Bradley) and NASCAR colleague Lee Spencer is a tremendous honor. I look forward to continuing to provide fans of NASCAR high-level news coverage they expect."
Utter, 45, will join Motorsport.com on July 22nd in time to cover the unique Camping World Truck Series event at Tony Stewart's famed Eldora dirt track. His first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for Motorsport.com will be at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 on July 26th.
In his new role, Utter will lead all NASCAR content direction and report directly to Bradley, working alongside Spencer.
Today's news follows other recent significant editorial hires, including, F1 editor Jonathan Noble and columnist Kate Walker.
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports content featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide with news bureaus in 14 countries in 10 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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