Former Daytona Int’l Speedway President Robin Braig, 64

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Robin Braig, the former president of Daytona Int’l Speedway, has died at the age of 64.

Daytona Int’l Speedway officials confirmed the news in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

Braig started his career in NASCAR in 1998. Before joining the International Speedway Corp., Braig served as vice president and general manager of Phoenix Raceway from 1999 to ’02.

Braig was named president of Daytona Int’l Speedway in 2002 and during his time at the speedway he spearheaded the complete renovation of the paddock and the construction of a new turn one tunnel.

Braig left Daytona Int’l Speedway in 2010 and was replaced by Joie Chitwood III.