Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis leaves post for ‘new opportunities’

John Galloway

After a decade of serving as the track’s president, Roger Curtis has left Michigan International Speedway.

International Speedway Corp., the parent company of the 2-mile oval, announced in a release Tuesday afternoon that Curtis departed “to pursue new opportunities.” A replacement wasn’t announced, but Joie Chitwood, chief operating officer at ISC, will take over MIS operations in the interim.

“We want to thank Roger Curtis for his many years of service with ISC, and the last 10 years, specifically, as the face of Michigan International Speedway,” Chitwood said in a release.  “We wish him much future success.”

Curtis became president of MIS in June 2006 after a two-year stint as the vice president of marketing at Auto Club Speedway. He previously served as the director of marketing at Richmond International Raceway (2000-2004) and Watkins Glen International (1996-2000).

Michigan played host Sunday to the second of its two annual Sprint Cup race weekends.