Rick Nasoff, a 25-year veteran of the food service industry, has joined Speedway Motorsports, Inc. as director of event services.

A native of College Park, Md., who now lives in Mooresville, N.C., Nasoff previously worked as director of operations for Levy Restaurants, the Chicago-based company that pioneered the category of upscale food service for venues such as sports stadiums, ballparks, arenas, race tracks and convention centers.

In his new role, Nasoff serves as a liaison between SMI and Levy Restaurants which provides food and beverage service for each of SMI's six speedways. He also works with SMI Properties and Motorsports Authentics concerning trackside souvenir sales and assists the general managers at each track in training volunteer and part-time help.

"Rick is an excellent manager and has an outstanding history in the event services industry," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. "He's not only worked with each of our speedways, but also with some of the best arenas and stadiums in America. He's dedicated to making the fan experience at each of our tracks the best in the industry."

Nasoff graduated from Maryland's Frostburg University and worked for several of the nation's largest volume grossing restaurant companies, including Rainforest Café and Dave and Buster's. He joined Levy Restaurants in 1998 where he was able to combine his passions for sports and food service.

Nasoff and his wife, Lori, have two children.

About Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

Speedway Motorsports (NYSE: TRK) is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The company owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. The company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary. The company also owns Performance Racing Network which broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to over 750 radio stations nationwide. For information, visit www.speedwaymotorsports.com.