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December 13, 2018

Greg Walter Promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager Of Charlotte Motor Speedway

10/22/2018

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CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2018) – Greg Walter, a 19-year veteran of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK), has been promoted to the role of executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith announced today.

With the promotion, Walter will oversee all operations of the motorsports megaplex campus, which includes the famed 1.5-mile superspeedway and the ROVAL™, as well as zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte. He will report to Smith.

With its roots dating to 1960, Charlotte Motor Speedway is home to one of the most diverse calendars of motorsports anywhere, including three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, two NHRA drag races, two World of Outlaws events, an eight-week U.S. Legend Car racing series, three national car shows, the region’s largest drive-through Christmas light show and more.

“Greg has done a phenomenal job since taking over as executive vice president of Charlotte Motor Speedway two years ago,” said Smith. “Thanks in large part to his leadership, Charlotte Motor Speedway continues to thrive as one of the world’s leading sports entertainment venues. I look forward to seeing how his passion for excellence continues to drive our ‘Fans First’ approach at America’s Home for Racing.”

Walter joined the Speedway Motorsports’ family in 1999 as vice president of sales for Atlanta Motor Speedway before being promoted to the national sales team in 2014. He was named executive vice president at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2016.

“At Charlotte Motor Speedway, we approach every event and every day as a new opportunity to exceed expectations and create unforgettable experiences for our fans,” Walter said. “Our success is a direct reflection of the passionate team of hard-working employees who work tirelessly to make sure Charlotte Motor Speedway remains at the forefront of innovation and entertainment, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead them.”

Walter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and began his professional career working for a radio station in Wilson, North Carolina. From there, Walter worked in advertising sales for Raycom Sports, helped launch 96.1FM in Charlotte, and eventually became the head of affiliate sales for ESPN Regional.

After his time with ESPN, Walter moved to Capitol Broadcasting, a company based in Raleigh-Durham, where he oversaw advertising sales for national NASCAR radio networks, as well as the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes Television Network and the Duke University Sports radio network. After five years, he joined Speedway Motorsports in Atlanta.

In 2014, Walter was promoted to the Speedway Motorsports national sales team, where he was responsible for identifying and building partnerships at the eight world-class racing facilities in the Speedway Motorsports portfolio. He was promoted to lead the executive team at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2016.

When not at the track, Walter enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna, and his two daughters, Katelyn and Elizabeth. He loves scuba diving, hiking and photography at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

About Charlotte Motor Speedway

For nearly 60 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard for motorsports entertainment for fans of all ages.

Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only race vacation destination where fans can immerse themselves in the heart of NASCAR country. Visitors can attend one-of-a-kind race spectacles such as the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America ROVAL 400; take behind-the-scenes speedway and race shop tours; explore the NASCAR Hall of Fame; and drive an 800-horsepower stock car.

Through every event and every decade, Charlotte Motor Speedway puts FANS FIRST with a never-ending commitment to enhance the fan experience. That tradition continues with unmatched value through affordable season tickets, unparalleled prerace entertainment and more opportunities for fans to see their favorite drivers.

For all the latest news and information from The Greatest Place to See the Race, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or download the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

About Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor SpeedwaySonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. For more information, about the company, please visit the Speedway Motorsports website.

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