Erik Moses Becomes First Black Track President In NASCAR History


Erik Moses was named president of Nashville Superspeedway, making him the first Black man to be named president of a NASCAR track. Moses will lead the track as it prepares to reopen in 2021 and host a NASCAR race for the first time in ten years. 

Moses has a prolific career as a sports executive, including a recent stint as the president of the XFL's D.C. Defenders. Before the XFL was forced to shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Defenders were in first place in the Eastern Division, and the team was close to selling out its stadium in the only two home games of the season.

"I am excited to join the team at Dover Motorsports to lead the reopening of the Nashville Superspeedway and bring the excitement of Cup Series racing to Middle Tennessee," Moses said. "I have long admired NASCAR for its commitment to the fan experience and am thrilled to have the opportunity to create the optimal race day experience that NASCAR fans deserve in a market that has such a rich history with the sport.

Dover Motorsports said that Moses' achievements throughout his career make him the perfect choice to lead Nashville Superspeedway.  

"We are very excited and fortunate to hire an outstanding leader and executive such as Erik, who has tremendous experience in all areas of sports, events, and live entertainment," said Mike Tatoian, executive vice president and COO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "Erik's addition to our company and the outstanding reputation he has in the industry punctuates our commitment to revitalizing Nashville Superspeedway and serving the Middle Tennessee community."

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