president Joie Chitwood resigns
reported today that Joie Chitwood resigned Monday as president
of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, creating yet another change
in the historic track's leadership team.
Indy Racing League founder Tony George was asked to resign
as chief executive officer of the speedway.
became president of IMS in December 2004. He will be on the
job until Aug. 6, when he leaves to become vice president
of business operations for International Speedway Corp., which
owns 13 racetracks around the country. Chitwood also will
direct Americrown, ISC's catering company.
Lynch, who now holds the job that Chitwood will take, becomes
chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and vice president of
ISC's strategic projects.
the former chief financial officer of the Hulman-George family
companies, took George's place on July 1, and now he assumes
Chitwood's duties, too. Belskus said a replacement for Chitwood
might not be sought given the leadership team that Chitwood
whose grandfather of the same name competed in seven Indianapolis
500s from 1940 to 1950, joined the Hulman-George organization
in 1996. He spent three years with the Indy Racing League
before moving to Joliet, Ill., to lead construction and early
operation of the Chicagoland track.
pushed for the staging of the MotoGP race at IMS.
his move has no link to George's situation.