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NASCAR promotes Brent Dewar, names him president

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) leads a group of cars around Turn 3 during the NASCAR Cup auto race, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. (Kareem Elgazzar / Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) leads a group of cars around Turn 3 during the NASCAR Cup auto race, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. (Kareem Elgazzar / Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has promoted Brent Dewar from chief operating officer to president.

Under the move announced Thursday, Dewar becomes the fourth person ever to hold the title of NASCAR president.

Dewar joined NASCAR as a chief operating officer in 2014. NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement that Dewar “has helped lead a cultural transformation of NASCAR” and has “spearheaded some of the most impactful enhancements NASCAR has implemented in its history.”

Dewar will continue to serve on the NASCAR board of directors in his new role.

Before joining NASCAR, Dewar spent three decades as a global automotive executive.


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