Nascar announces leadership shake-up

Gene Stefanyshyn, John Probst, John Bobo and Scott Prime step into new roles.

Nascar announces leadership shake-up

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Nascar has announced that Gene Stefanyshyn has been promoted to the role of senior vice president and chief international officer.

Stefanyshyn (pictured), who joined the North American stock car racing organisation in 2013 and most recently served as vice president of innovation and racing development, replaces Jim Cassidy, who stepped down in May just three months after being appointed to the position.

In his new role, Stefanyshyn will be responsible for developing the racing product and brand across Nascar’s slate of international series in Canada, Mexico and Europe, as well as prospective new markets abroad. He will continue to report to Steve O’Donnell, Nascar’s executive vice president and chief racing development officer.

“Gene’s experience leading our strategic work and industry collaboration on innovating and improving our competition product, along with his prior international working experience, make him an ideal fit for the next phase of our international efforts,” said O’Donnell.

John Probst will step into the role vacated by Stefanyshyn, and will be responsible for leading Nascar’s efforts to deliver strong racing at all levels of competition, as well as integrating innovation and technology across the sport’s at-track operations.

Meanwhile, John Bobo has been promoted to vice president of racing operations. He will oversee racing operations across all national, touring and weekly series, as well as managing Nascar’s drug testing programme.

Finally, Scott Prime has been elevated to the role of vice president of strategic development, which will entail leading on key strategic initiatives and new business platforms for the sport, along with managing the industry council framework across Nascar’s main stakeholders.