Michigan International Speedway Appoints NASCAR Track Veteran Joe Fowler as Track President

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Oct. 27, 2021) – Michigan International Speedway today announced Joe Fowler, a longtime executive at Kansas Speedway and NASCAR, has been appointed President of Michigan International Speedway.

In his previous role as NASCAR Senior Director of Marketing in the Midwest Region, Fowler oversaw all marketing and promotional efforts across Kansas Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Watkins Glen International and Iowa Speedway. His team played an integral role in driving attendance and creating a best-in-class experience – particularly upon the return of fans to venues in the COVID era – across all racetracks in the region. Before his role in NASCAR’s Midwest Region, Fowler served in various marketing and sales roles for more than 15 years at Kansas Speedway, most recently as vice president of marketing and sales, setting him up to be the perfect candidate to step into this position.

“Joe is a native Midwesterner, and his passion for providing the best experience for NASCAR fans runs as deep as his Midwest values and work ethic,” said Chip Wile, NASCAR senior vice president and chief track properties officer. “He has devoted nearly his entire career to promoting NASCAR and ensuring our loyal fans experience the best race day possible when they visit the racetrack. We look forward to an exciting next chapter at MIS under Joe’s leadership.”

“I have been fortunate to work across several different facets of the business during my time at Kansas Speedway and NASCAR, including the past few years working directly with the fantastic team at Michigan International Speedway,” said Fowler. “In a short time, I quickly came to love MIS, what the region has to offer and learned that the people in Michigan share the same enthusiasm for NASCAR as I do. I can’t wait to get to work.”

Fowler will assume his new role effective immediately.

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Be sure to tune into the action at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. ET (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as eight drivers get one last shot to earn a spot in the Championship 4. Then, those four drivers will compete for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series title at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. ET (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

About Michigan International Speedway

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track. The two-mile track – with 18 degrees of banking and 73-feet wide sweeping turns – has hosted the NASCAR Cup Series for more than 50 years. Beyond the on-track action, MIS offers a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment options for fans of all ages. MIS is the largest registered campground in the state of Michigan with nearly 9,000 campsites across 1,400-plus acres. In addition to the annual NASCAR weekend, MIS hosts non-racing events including Faster Horses Festival and Nite Lites. For more information, visit mispeedway.com.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

 

Contact:

Josh Hamilton

NASCAR/MIS Communications

386-547-7205

jhamilton@nascar.com