Dewar, who joined NASCAR as Chief Working Officer in 2014, turns into solely the fourth individual within the sport’s historical past to carry the designation of President of NASCAR. (Photograph: Getty Photographs)&#thirteen;

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR introduced right now that Brent Dewar is being elevated to the place of President of NASCAR efficient instantly. Dewar, who joined NASCAR as Chief Working Officer in 2014, turns into solely the fourth individual within the sport’s historical past to carry the designation of President of NASCAR.

Dewar’s promotion to President is in following with NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France’s imaginative and prescient for a extra inclusive and strategic NASCAR. As COO, Dewar led a number of monumental initiatives and drove strategic improvement and alternative at each flip, whereas creating a robust management group centered on business collaboration and metric-pushed outcomes.    

“Brent has helped lead a cultural transformation at NASCAR,” stated France. “From collaborating with workforce house owners to constructing the constitution framework; to partnering with tracks, auto producers, entitlement sponsors, and broadcasters to ship higher racing and a extra dynamic fan expertise; he has spearheaded a number of the most impactful enhancements NASCAR has carried out in its historical past. I couldn’t be extra thrilled concerning the influence Brent has had on our business and I’m assured he’ll proceed to assist serve and develop our sport for a few years to return.”

As President, Dewar will proceed to serve on the NASCAR Board of Administrators and can work intently with France, Lesa France Kennedy and Vice Chairman Mike Helton in setting the strategic course of the enterprise in continued collaboration with key business leaders. Steve Phelps, Government Vice President and Chief International Gross sales and Advertising Officer, Steve O’Donnell, Government Vice President and Chief Racing Improvement Officer will proceed to report into Dewar.  

Previous to becoming a member of NASCAR, Dewar loved a 3-decade profession as a worldwide automotive government, main many profitable initiatives, together with assignments in Brazil, Europe, North and South America.

Dewar, who’s lively on Twitter (@brentdewar), presently resides together with his household in Winter Park, Fla.