ISC COO Joie Chitwood III Resigning

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Joie Chitwood III will leave the International Speedway Corp. at the end of November. (NASCAR Photo)
Joie Chitwood III will leave the International Speedway Corp. at the end of November. (NASCAR Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – International Speedway Corp. officials have announced Joie Chitwood III has resigned his position as Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of ISC, effective Nov. 30.

“After 10 great years with ISC and with the pending merger, this feels like the right time to step away and find a new challenge,” said Chitwood. “I am proud to have been involved in several transformation projects while at ISC. I’m so fortunate to have a great opportunity to be pro-active in deciding what challenge, in or out of motorsports that I’d like to pursue next.”

Chitwood was promoted to the newly created role of COO in 2016 after serving as president of Daytona Int’l Speedway since 2010. He was named Vice President of Business Development at ISC in 2009 and prior to that worked as president and COO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“Joie has provided us with great leadership and strategy during his time at ISC.   He has helped us successfully execute some of the most ambitious projects our company has ever undertaken such as the DAYTONA Rising project and the rebuild of ISM Raceway,” said John Saunders, President International Speedway Corp.  “We will miss him and wish him all the best in the future.”