Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) announced Monday that David McGrath has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
McGrath will take over the position after Jerry Gappens recently resigned. Gappens served in the position since Speedway Motorsports Corporation purchased the facility in 2008.
Marcus Smith said he chose McGrath because of his leadership, passion for his work and excellence.
“During his time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, David has shown tremendous leadership and great passion for his work,” Smith said in a release. “He has earned the respect of his peers across the company and has embraced opportunities to tackle new challenges. Under his direction, I am confident the future of New Hampshire Motor Speedway is in good hands.”
McGrath has been working with the NHMS since becoming the director of advertising in 2011. He then served as the vice president of marketing and promotions for the facility in 2013. Just last year, McGrath was promoted once again to vice president of corporate sales.
“I am thrilled to lead and inspire this wonderful team of dedicated employees, who are as equally passionate about the success of New Hampshire Motor Speedway as I am,” said McGrath. “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and go to work in this new capacity as we continue to move our business forward in 2016 and beyond.”
McGrath currently resides in Maine with his wife and two children. He grew up in the New England area.