NASCAR Promotes Brent Dewar To President

Brent Dewar was announced as the new President of NASCAR by the sanctioning body on Thursday. Photo by David Becker/NASCAR via Getty Images

NASCAR announced Thursday that Brent Dewar is being elevated to the position of President of NASCAR effective immediately.

Dewar, who joined NASCAR as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2014, becomes only the fourth person in the sport’s history to hold the designation of President of NASCAR.

As President, Dewar will continue to serve on the NASCAR Board of Directors and will work closely with France, Lesa France Kennedy and Vice Chairman Mike Helton in setting the strategic course of the business in continued collaboration with key industry leaders.

Steve Phelps, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer, Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer will continue to report into Dewar.

Prior to joining NASCAR, Dewar enjoyed a three-decade career as a global automotive executive, leading many successful initiatives, including assignments in Brazil, Europe, North and South America.


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