David Hyatt Named President of Iowa Speedway

As the next step towards the future under NASCAR ownership, Iowa Speedway announced today that long-time broadcast and motorsports industry executive David Hyatt has been selected as its new track president. Hyatt will replace current Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small who will transition out over the next several weeks.

Hyatt joins the Speedway after nearly 30 years in the NASCAR industry where he launched the original NASCAR.com and most recently served The Motor Racing Network (MRN) as president and executive producer. In that role, Hyatt developed, oversaw and executed the network’s operational budget, business plan and growth strategy.

“I am honored to join the Iowa Speedway team and build upon the momentum this talented group of people have established,” Hyatt said. “There is a great passion for motorsports in Iowa and we will continue fueling that passion while showcasing The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.”

Hyatt is a War, West Virginia native and graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Marketing with an emphasis on Broadcast Performance and Management. Hyatt and his family are looking forward to being an active part of the central Iowa community.

Small has accepted a new position at NASCAR as Senior Director, International Business Development, taking a leadership role developing international strategy out of NASCAR’s Los Angeles office. Small has been with NASCAR for nearly 10 years and was the youngest president of a major racing facility in the United States. He will contribute to our sport’s efforts in developing existing and new commercial and racing opportunities for our industry abroad.

“David’s unique skill set and his impressive career at MRN make him the perfect choice as my successor,” stated Small. “He is a seasoned NASCAR executive with an impeccable reputation in the industry and is well positioned to lead Iowa Speedway into the future.”

During Small’s tenure, the track annually hosted a pair of NASCAR weekends, the Verizon IndyCar Series and ARCA — and nonracing events such as Metallica’s WorldWired Tour and the NAPA Auto Parts Concert Series.


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