Notre Dame Graduate Named President of Iowa Speedway

Jimmy Small has been named President of Iowa Speedway.

Small, 28, has six years of experience with NASCAR in various business-building capacities. In his most recent duties, he served a senior manager for team marketing services with the NASCAR Industry Services department. He was the business and marketing liason with teams and drivers in all three national series.

Small started in the sport in 2008.

“Jimmy’s tireless dedication, energy and experience make him the ideal candidate for leading Iowa Speedway into this new era,” said Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice president, strategic development. “He has a strong background in identifying and creating fan experience improvements and defining best practices designed to help strengthen sponsor relations and ticket sales. In addition, he will have a great support structure at the Speedway and NASCAR.”

NASCAR recently purchased Iowa Speedway and Small is geared up to begin in the new leadership role at the facility. Track officials have three NASCAR race weekends to prepare for during the 2014 season.

“I’m honored to be presented with this opportunity to help guide Iowa Speedway in the next chapter of its life,” Small said. “We will continue fanning the intense passion for motorsports that is prevalent here, and do our best to showcase Iowa Speedway’s fast, exciting short-track racing in creative, fan-friendly ways.”

Small is a graduate of Notre Dame University.