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Joie Chitwood III takes over Daytona

8/13/2010 - NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joie Chitwood III has been chosen president of Daytona International Speedway in a leadership shakeup at one of the nation's most famous racetracks.

International Speedway Corp. officials said in a statement that current track president Robin Braig will leave to "pursue other opportunities."

The 41-year-old Chitwood has been vice president of business development for ISC since 2009, and was president and COO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before that. Chitwood also has been involved in his family's motorsports entertainment business, the Chitwood Thrill Show.