DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- International Speedway Corp., on Tuesday announced that Scott Paddock has been named president of Chicagoland Speedway , effective Jan. 18. Paddock formerly served as director of sports marketing for the Gatorade Co., a division of PepsiCo Inc. Paddock, 42, a 15-year veteran in the sports-marketing industry, will report to ISC president John R. Saunders and will be responsible for all operations of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. Information and Tickets "We are excited to have Scott join our company," Saunders said. "This is an important year for Chicagoland as we will celebrate its 10th year of operation and host the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. "Scott is a proven, professional sports-marketing executive having managed Gatorade's involvement in NASCAR as well as the other major sports leagues like the NFL. Also, with Scott being a well-respected marketing professional within greater Chicago, we are confident that he will elevate the prominence of our multipurpose motorsports complex within the business community of the third-largest market in the country." Joining Gatorade in 1998, Paddock most recently was responsible for the management of the brand's $120 million sports-marketing sponsorship portfolio, including all league, team and spokesperson relations and negotiations. Prior to joining Gatorade, Paddock was with Sports Partners, a sports marketing and advertising agency that specialized in assisting corporate clients in activating their sponsorship rights and assets. "ISC has a long, rich tradition in motorsports and I am thrilled to be a part of it," Paddock said. "I'm looking forward to leveraging the talent and resources we have at Chicagoland to continue to raise awareness of major motorsports entertainment in a region that is well known for its passion for all levels and types of sports. By delivering a truly unique and memorable guest experience at each of our events, and working to become even further entrenched as a corporate citizen within the community, we will ensure Chicagoland's success throughout the region." Paddock received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1990. He has served on a number of boards and committees, including the United States Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council; member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors -- USA Basketball; Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee; and member of the Board of Directors for Camouflage Kids. He was a professional basketball player and a starter on the 1995 United States National Team. Paddock also was named a member of the Sports Business Journal 's prestigious Forty Under Forty class for 2008. He and his wife reside in Orland Park, Ill., and have two daughters. Caraviello: NASCAR turns to Chicago in search for big city to call home
See where your favorite driver will pit in the Lucas Oil 225 (Sat., 7 p.m. ET, FS2) RELATED: Full starting lineup for Lucas Oil 225 The pit stall assignments are out for the Lucas Oil 225 (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 2) at Chicagoland Speedway and polesitter Johnny Sauter got his pick of spots on pit road. Sauter enters the race as the Camping World Truck Series points leader and he will occupy the pit stall closest to the exit of pit road. He will also have an opening in front of him to exit pit road. Brennan Newberry (starting second), Jeb Burton (starting third), Austin Dillon (starting fourth), Darrell Wallace Jr. (starting sixth), Kyle Busch (starting seventh), Timothy Peters (starting 10th), Joey Coulter (starting 11th), Tyler Reddick (starting 12th), Joe Nemechek (starting 14th), John Wes Townley (starting 15th), Ben Kennedy (starting 17th), Jennifer Jo Cobb (starting 21st) and Norm Benning (starting 29th) all have openings in front of them on pit road. Caleb Roark has the pit stall closest to the pit road entrance. Busch is the defending race winner at Chicagoland but he will start at the rear of the field because of a driver change. Erik Jones ran the truck in practice while Busch was in downtown Chicago for Chase Media Day activities. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Nationwide Series regular will drive the No. 32 car for Go FAS Racing RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Joey Gase will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in the MyAFibStory.com 400 on Sept. 14. Gase will drive the No. 32 Ford for Go FAS Racing. "I am very excited and thankful that Archie (St. Hilarie, team owner) and the entire team are giving me this opportunity," Gase said in a team release. "My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011, which led to a great 20th-place finish (at Iowa). Hopefully, I can get another good finish with the team." The team currently has a couple of associate sponsors for the race, but is looking for a primary sponsor, according to the release. Gase is currently running a full Nationwide Series schedule for Jimmy Means Racing. He is 20th in the standings with a best finish this season of 11th at Talladega in May. In 66 career Nationwide Series starts, the 21-year-old Iowa native has yet to record a top-10 finish. This season, Go FAS Racing has used other six drivers in the No. 32 car. Travis Kvapil (15 starts), Terry Labonte (three starts), Blake Koch (two starts), Boris Said (two starts), Eddie MacDonald (one start) and J.J. Yeley (one start) have combined to run the first 24 races of the season. Yeley will drive the car this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway . The team's best finish this season was an 11th-place finish by Labonte in July at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
'Rowdy' scores fourth career Chicagoland Truck Series victory MORE: Full race results " Updated series standings JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Busch overcame more than his share of adversity Saturday night in winning the rain-postponed Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway . Busch came from the rear of the field twice and overcame a caution that put him on the wrong end of a cycle of pit stops to win in his own Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for the sixth time this year and the 41st time in his career. In a race rescheduled because of a Friday rainout, Busch finished 1.130 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton , who snatched the series lead from ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter . Crafton leads Sauter by five points and Ryan Blaney by 16. Austin Dillon surrendered second place to Crafton in the closing laps and came home third, followed by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton . Busch led 66 of the 150 laps at the 1.5-mile track and made what turned out to be the winning pass with 16 laps left, ducking to the inside of Dillon and squeezing him behind the lapped truck of Michael Affarano. "When I was chasing the 20 truck (Dillon) there for the lead, I was just getting really tight behind him," Busch said. "The aero on these things is hurting, and I hate that, but fortunately I got through on a lapped truck, and we were able to win this thing." Busch started from the rear, in 32nd place, because Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup media activities kept him away from NCWTS practice on Thursday, and qualifying was rained out on Friday. Before NASCAR called a scheduled competition caution on Lap 31, Busch had climbed to fourth, passing Crafton for that position on Lap 29. But a pit road speeding penalty under the caution sent Busch to the back again. He restarted 27th on Lap 36 (with attrition having reduced the field by five trucks) and began another relentless march through the field. On Lap 52 he took the lead for the first time, passing Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. for the top spot. A small piece of tape, however, adhered to the grille of Busch’s No. 51 Tundra and raised his water temperature to a dangerously high level. Busch surrendered the lead to Wallace, shortly before Norm Benning’s impact with the Turn 4 wall caused the second caution of the evening and gave Busch a chance to come to pit road, where his crew removed the tape. "Early on I was being patient, trying to get everybody acclimated to not being on the track at all (Friday)," Busch said. "I was getting acclimated, too. I knew we had a good truck. I was just trying to pace myself early. "But I knew what I had, and when I had that pit road penalty and got stuck back behind, I tried to charge back through a little harder." After a restart on Lap 67, Busch pulled away to a lead of more than four seconds, but his travails were far from over. Busch had come to the pits under green on Lap 110 when Todd Shafer missed the entrance to pit road and plowed through the infield grass on Lap 112 to cause the third caution. Busch had to take a wave-around for a restart on Lap 119 and was eighth for the restart behind leader Dillon. Though Dillon adroitly blocked Busch for 15 laps, the driver of the No. 51 finally got past Dillon near the entrance to the tri-oval on Lap 134, using the truck of Affarano as a pick. "We were just too tight," Dillon said. "I was doing everything I could. Man, Kyle’s truck was so fast -- it was unbelievable." From that point -- finally -- it was smooth sailing for the race winner. Note: Dillon's No. 20 truck was found to be too low in the front during post-race inspection. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Six-time series champion has two Coors Light Pole Awards at 1.5-mile track Jimmie Johnson has the most Coors Light Pole Awards at Chicagoland Speedway with two. Johnson took the pole position for the 2005 and 2012 races at the 1.5-mile track. In both instances he finished in the top three. The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion has a strong history at the track despite having yet to win a race there. He has seven top-five finishes, 10 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 8.9 in 12 starts.
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