Friday, January 11, 2019

Forbes’ ‘Women in Sports to Watch’ in 2019 - NASCAR's Hailie Deegan, Julie Giese

Forbes’ ‘Women in Sports to Watch’ in 2019 - NASCAR's Hailie Deegan, Julie Giese

Julie Giese and Hailie Deegan earned their way onto the Forbes’ list of “Women In Sports To Watch” in 2019.

Julie Giese,  President of ISM Raceway (#NASCAR)

Ms. Giese

Julie Giese has been with the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) since 2001 when she joined Watkins Glen International as the director of public relations.

In October 2018, ISC announced that Julie Giese, Managing Director of Business Operations for ISC Design & Development, had been promoted to President of ISM Raceway.

Beginning in November 2018, Giese assumed oversight of promotion and operation of the all-new ISM Raceway. Giese’s first major event, the Can-Am 500, was part of the Raceway’s Opening Weekend on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 2018.

On what’s ahead in 2019: In 2019, we will look to showcase ISM Raceway as not only a motorsports venue, but as a world-class venue for entertainment as well. We look forward to working with organizations to host various types of new events at our newly modernized venue space that benefit the local Phoenix area. We’ll also continue to work on enhancing the guest experience at our NASCAR events to position ourselves as having the most immersive experience in all of motorsports.

Hailie Deegan, Maded History With #NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Win at Meridian.

Ms. Deegan

In 2018, seventeen-year-young, Hailie Rochelle Deegan competed full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and part-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing.

In her rookie year, Deegan’s K&N Pro Series West stats include one record-breaking win (Meridian Speedway), five top-fives and twelve top-tens on the fourteen-race schedule. If that were not enough; Hailie also captured two pole awards and finished an impressive fifth in the point standings.

Hailie Deegan topped her History-Making 2018 Season With K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie Honors and received the Autoweek Rising Star Award.

On what’s ahead in 2019: I just announced I’ll be running again in the K&N Pro Series West next year. I’m looking forward to battling for a championship. That’s something that’s going to take a lot of work, but I think we’ve already accomplished winning races. I think winning a championship is something that we could potentially do next year.

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