Faber new Texas Motor Speedway GM after Ramage SMI promotion

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Mark Faber was named general manager of Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday following the promotion of Rob Ramage to senior vice president of Speedway Motorsports.

Ramage was named vice president of government relations and associate attorney for Speedway Motorsports, which owns and operates TMS and other NASCAR tracks. He had held a similar position at Texas since 2013 before becoming the track’s general manager last August following the departure of Eddie Gossage.

“Now, with a year of experience as General Manager of speedway, Rob knows even more about building the community and fan relationships necessary for our success,” said Marcus Smith, President and Chief management of SMI. “In his new role, Rob will not only invest his energy and enthusiasm in what we do in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin markets, but will also lend his expertise in government relations and legal support to our leaders and sites. nationwide sports entertainment.”

Faber will join TMS after serving as Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He spent the last 17 years at AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and live entertainment companies. He had been in Las Vegas since 2014 after working for the company in Kansas City from 2005 to 2013. His more than 30 years in the sports industry also include positions with the Orange Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys.

Gossage, the old-school promoter and showman, left last year the track he had overseen since its inauguration about 20 miles north of downtown Fort Worth in 1995, two years before the first race. Gossage worked for Speedway Motorsports for a total of 32 years.

SMI also owns Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Sonoma Raceway.

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