NASCAR Announces Three Vice President Promotions

NASCAR announces three vice president promotionsDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2008) – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)  announced today the promotion of Karen Leetzow, Paula Miller and Susan Schandel to vice president positions.

Leetzow has been named vice president/deputy general counsel; Miller has been named vice president of human resources and organizational development; and Schandel has been named vice president/chief accounting officer.

All three promotions are effective immediately.

“These are well-deserved appointments,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “I’m proud of the expertise and talent we have throughout NASCAR. These appointments further strengthen our leadership team.”

Leetzow, previously assistant general counsel for the stock car sanctioning body, has worked for NASCAR since 1999. She is a graduate of The American University, Washington College of Law.

Miller joined NASCAR in October, having previously worked as managing director of corporate and human services for International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ:ISCA). Prior to that she worked for 13 years with General Electric in human resources. She is a graduate of Ohio and Purdue universities.

Schandel came to NASCAR in February – being named chief accounting officer – after 15 years at International Speedway Corporation, where she rose to senior vice president. Prior to joining ISC she worked for Ernst & Young. Schandel is a graduate of Penn State University.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), celebrating 60 years in 2008, is the sanctioning body for one of North America’s premier sports. NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport – holding 17 of the top 20 highest attended sporting events in the U.S., and is the No. 2 rated regular-season sport on television. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in more than 30 languages. NASCAR fans are the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport.

NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach (Fla.), NASCAR has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Charlotte (N.C.), Concord (N.C.), Conover (N.C.), Bentonville (Ark.), Mexico City and Toronto.”