Sunday, December 7, 2008

Auto Club Speedway Names David Talley Director of Communications

David Talley, who currently serves as Director of Media Relations for Daytona International Speedway, has been named Director of Communications for Auto Club Speedway announced Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker.

"Auto Club Speedway couldn’t be more thrilled to have David Talley join our already highly skilled team," said Zucker. "David’s talent, enthusiasm and expertise is priceless. Having someone of his caliber, lead our communications efforts will certainly take Auto Club Speedway to the next level."

As Director of Communications, Talley will oversee all public and media relations functions for Auto Club Speedway including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races, the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR, the Auto Club 500 on February 22, 2009 and the Pepsi 500 on October 11, 2009, the fourth race of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. Additional events held at the Speedway include the AMA Superbike Series, the Historic Sportscar Racing Festival (HSR) and the NHRA Drag Events. Talley assumes his duties December 8th.

Talley comes to Auto Club Speedway as a seasoned public relations executive with over 26 years of experience. Most recently, he was the Director of Media Relations for Daytona International Speedway after serving 5 years with parent company International Speedway Corporation as its Director of Corporate Communications. In both roles he served as chief spokesperson and developed, implemented and managed all strategic communication initiatives.

For years this track was known as the California Speedway. The site sits on 568 acres. The speedway interior covers 130.7 acres. It houses three garages with one hundred spaces. Moses raced the road course here on August 11, 2007 in his rookie year in the series then known as the Grand National West Series. He qualified seventh and lead the race briefly before transmission issues sent him to the pits for repairs. He was able to return to the track and finished the race in fifteenth position.

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