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Nascar has promoted Brent Dewar to the role of president with immediate effect.
Dewar, who has been chief operating officer at Nascar since December 2013, becomes the fourth president in the organisation’s history - only Bill France Sr, Bill France Jr and, most recently, Mike Helton have held the post since the stock-car racing sanctioning body was founded in 1948.
Though his title has changed, Dewar retains his existing responsibilities as well as his position on Nascar’s board of directors. He will also continue to report to Brian France, the organisation’s chairman and chief executive.
Dewar, 62, arrived at Nascar after more than three decades in the automotive industry, where he held a number of senior executive roles at General Motors up until the spring of 2010.
Since joining Nascar, Dewar has overseen a host of major changes at the series, including the introduction of a charter ownership system, a new title sponsorship deal with Monster Energy, and a new stage racing format.
“Brent has helped lead a cultural transformation at Nascar,” Brian France said in a statement.
“From collaborating with team owners to building the charter framework; to partnering with tracks, auto manufacturers, entitlement sponsors, and broadcasters to deliver better racing and a more dynamic fan experience; he has spearheaded some of the most impactful enhancements Nascar has implemented in its history.”