General manager Mark Simendinger leaves Kentucky Speedway

Mark Simendinger, the longtime general manager of Kentucky Speedway is out after leading operations at the track for more than 20 years. Simendinger, who took over track operations before the track’s opening season in 2000, had previously been the general manager of Turfway Park.

Kentucky Speedway lost its spot on the NASCAR schedule when its race weekend was moved to Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is in the midst of redevelopment by Speedway Motorsports. Speedway Motorsports bought Kentucky Speedway in 2009 and owns eight race track properties including Kentucky and Atlanta.

“Mark Simendinger has been synonymous with Kentucky Speedway for two decades, and we are grateful for his dedicated service to Speedway Motorsports,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. “As the race track’s general manager, Mark connected with NASCAR fans, our business partners and community leaders throughout the Bluegrass State and southwest Ohio. We truly appreciate his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Cincinnati Enquirer