Pocono Raceway announced Tuesday that track president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky has resigned to join NASCAR as Managing Director of Event Marketing and Promotion, .
Igdalsky’s resignation was effective last Friday, July 14, just two weeks before the July 28-30 NASCAR Cup and Trucks weekend at Pocono.
“The time and opportunity has come for me to move on,” Igdalsky said in a statement. “Doc (grandfather Dr. Joseph Mattioli) gave me the chance to learn, grow, lead and become the person and leader that I am today.
“If not for those hard lessons he showed me, I would not be where I am today and I am eternally grateful to him and my family for the chance to do what I do.”
In his new role with the sanctioning body, Igdalsky will oversee the team dedicated to working with track partners on event-related initiatives, as well as lead the NASCAR Track Council. He’ll be based out of NASCAR’s Daytona Beach, Florida offices.
Igdalsky will report to NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell, who said, “The work across the entire industry to help create the best live experience possible is extremely important to our industry’s initiatives. We’re delighted that Brandon’s experience as a track president will further solidify the strong working relationships we have with our track partners as we continue to innovate the fan experience at track.”
Brandon’s brother, Nick Igdalsky, has been promoted to CEO, while Ben May has been named the track’s new president, Pocono Raceway’s Chairman of the Board Looie Mattioli announced.
Brandon Igdalsky was named the third president in Pocono Raceway history in 2007 and added CEO duties four years later. The racetrack was founded by Igdalsky’s grandparents, Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rose Mattioli.
Nick Igdalsky has served as Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President at Pocono for the past 10 years, as well as overseeing management of South Boston (Virginia) Speedway. He becomes the third CEO in Pocono Raceway history.
May has spent the last 17 years at Pocono and most recently served as the track’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2014.
In addition to Igdalsky’s appointment, NASCAR also announced Evan Parker has been appointed Managing Director of Content Strategy, Scott Warfield has been named Managing Director of Digital and Social Content and Jeff Wohlschlaeger has been appointed Managing Director of Series Marketing.