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NASCAR Rumors: Sponsor Stickers To Go Digital As Part Of Overhaul

Teams currently use the front side panels to house decals for NASCAR’s 16 ... See more

As more and more companies scale back their involvement in racing, NASCAR is ... See more

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Talking Liberty: Sean Bratches on Formula One’s new era

“So I’ve been in the process of hiring the leads of each of those ... See more

Ten months into Liberty Media’s stewardship of Formula One, Sean Bratches and ... See more

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Congrats to John Force Racing for winning 2 National Championships including ... See more

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Happy Birthday to the greatest promoter Motorsport has ever known and my first ... See more

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Smith: How women in motorsport are succeeding on a level playing field

Racing is very different though. It is a highly physical sport, yes, but the ... See more

Carmen Jorda wants an all-female F1 series so there is a level playing field in ... See more

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COTA interested in IndyCar, ‘stars need to align’ for right date

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Finding a date would be tough, but COTA holds an interest in hosting IndyCar ... See more

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2 months ago
The motorsport Daily

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News & Commentary on business of racing by Patrick Wood

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Official Weather Partner of NASCAR | NASCAR.com

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The Weather Company, in collaboration with Flagship Solutions, to provide ... See more

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New media, new audiences yield new measure of INDYCAR success

To date, total visits to IndyCar.com have increased 25 percent and unique ... See more

New media, new audiences yield new measure of INDYCAR success

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NYSportsJournalism.com - Q&A: Nascar Puts The En(ergy) Into Marketing

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The Motorsport Management curriculum at Belmont Abbey College educates students to work in this highly complex environment with particular emphasis on the business, management, cultural and legal characteristics of the motorsport industry.

Students in the Motorsport Management curriculum integrate the skills and knowledge of the industry with the values of the College’s liberal arts curriculum. This combination of specific knowledge of motorsport, coupled with the creative, ethical, and analytic emphasis of the liberal arts produces talented professionals in the field of motorsport management.

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Ian Moye

XFINITY Media Relations Representative
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams

Class of 2012

The Abbey gave me the fundamental skills and ideas to grow my career to where it is now. Without the support of the professors and guest speakers, I wouldn’t have the success I have now.

Ian Moye XFINITY Media Relations Representative

Alumni Advisory Board

Tom Vesey – Charlotte Motor Speedway | Rhegan Flanagan – Hendrick Motorsports | Paige French – Retail Sports Management | Kate Beran – Penske Racing | Justin Swilling – NASCAR | Jessica Fickenscher – Speedway Motorsports | Jennifer Gibson – Wix / Affinia Corporation | Dan Guffey – Jeff Gordon Incorporated | Ian Moye – Ganassi Racing | Mike Laheta – NASCAR Hall of Fame | Jordan Anderson – Jordan Anderson Racing

Mike Laheta

Mike Laheta

Director of Partnership Marketing at the NASCAR Hall of Fame/Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority

Class of 2012
Hometown: Broadview Heights , OH

You weren’t just learning from the staff, which is a phenomenal experience, but you get to learn from industry, professionals, people who have done what you’re trying to do. Who have made a career of out this thing that you’re trying to pursue.

Industry Advisory Board

David Hynes – Victory Management GroupPatrick Brady – OriginateSteve Lauletta – Ganassi Racing | Steve Cole – John Force RacingMatt Long – Charlotte Motor SpeedwayJay Frye – IndyCar | Greg Fornelli – StockCar Steel & SRI Performance |
Brett Frood – Stewart-Haas RacingTom Knox – JMIJim Kahler – OHIO University Center for Sport Management

| Roger Slack – Eldora Speedway

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Daniel Guffey

Director of Social Media: Jeff Gordon Inc.

Class of 2010
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

The things that the program (motorsports) and the school teach you from an all-encompassing perspective…pushes you to be well-rounded…it definitely helps you to wear those many hats, and be prepared to take on a full load.

Executive Board

Patrick Wood – Executive Director | Mary Beth Chambers – Program Director | Bruce Mosley – Executive in Residence / Roush Fenway Racing | Humpy Wheeler – CEO / Speedway Benefits | Bill Thierfelder – President / Belmont Abbey College | David Williams – Vice President of Academic Affairs / Belmont Abbey College

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Jessica Fickenscher

Vice President of Special Projects for Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Class of 1998
Newfield, NJ

My educational and personal experiences at Belmont Abbey was the catalyst of my success in my career path. The professors and staff take a vested interest their students and support them every step along the way. I am confident that the information and knowledge I acquired is what got me to where I am today.

Humpy Wheeler

H.A. Humpy Wheeler

The Opportunity

Ten years ago when racing legend Humpy Wheeler brought the idea for an academic program built around motorsport, newly minted President Dr. Bill Thierfelder was intrigued. A decade later the Belmont Abbey College Motorsport Management program has evolved from a field of concentration to a full degree major and has become a viable resource for the racing industry. Our innovative program and its related alumni and industry advisors bring together a powerful group dedicated to moving the program into its second decade developing the next generation of motorsport leadership.

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