Short's Travel Management to Become Official GRAND-AM Partner

Top-20 Company to Operate Travel Office in Daytona Beach

Mar 23, 2012, 10:45 ET from GRAND-AM Road Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAND-AM Road Racing announced today that Short's Travel Management will become an official partner of GRAND-AM, providing corporate travel management services for the sanctioning body. As part of the relationship, Short's also will provide travel management for NASCAR.

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Short's is a top-20 travel management company with more than 65 years of experience, including significant involvement with sports teams and leagues, major corporations, colleges and universities.

Short's will assume the travel management role on April 30, and will operate the on-site travel department located at the International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach.

"Short's has a long history of outstanding service to the sports and business world," said Ed Bennett, GRAND-AM's chief executive officer. "They are known for thinking outside the box and delivering unsurpassed value and technology. We're happy to have GRAND-AM join the lineup of Short's notable partners that include the LPGA, NCAA, FSU, LSU and Boston College."

Short's was established in Iowa in 1946 and purchased by the current ownership in 1979. By the end of 2006, the company reported gross travel-related sales of $219 million and operated offices in Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and New Jersey. Short's has two headquarters, located in Waterloo, Iowa, and Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City.

"We look forward to doing our part in helping grow the sport and fan base for this exciting racing organization," said David LeCompte, CEO of Short's Travel Management.

About Short's Travel Management:

Short's Travel Management is a full-service travel management company focused on innovation and service. They work extensively in both corporate travel and sports team and fan travel. Short's sport client list includes the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the 2010 World Equestrian Games and dozens of colleges and universities.Learn more about Short's Travel at

About GRAND-AM Road Racing:

GRAND-AM Road Racing is the premier road racing organization in North America. GRAND-AM operates and sanctions the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Owned by NASCAR Holdings Inc., GRAND-AM is located in Daytona Beach, Fla. GRAND-AM delivers professional sports car racing to key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED and distributed globally through ESPN International. For additional information, please visit