Auto Club Speedway President Named One Of NASCAR’s Most Powerful Women

Gillian Zucker cited by, along with Lesa France Kennedy, Danica Patrick

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF. (Feb. 4, 2010) – Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker has been named one of the most powerful women in NASCAR by

In the online photo essay by reporter Rea White on its site today, Zucker, the fourth president in the history of the facility and first president to host two Sprint Cup Races at Auto Club Speedway, was named to the exclusive list of 5 most powerful women who “are influencing the shape and direction of NASCAR more now then ever.”

Along with Zucker, White names Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chairwomen and Executive Vice President of NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide first-timer driver Danica Patrick, DeLana Harvick, co-owner of Kevin Harvick, Inc., and Kelley Earnhardt, co-owner of JR Motorsports to the select list.

Zucker became the fourth president of Auto Club Speedway in 2005.   As president, she oversees all of the Speedway’s business units including marketing, communications, ticketing, accounting and operations.

Prior to Auto Club Speedway, Zucker served as Daytona International Speedway's vice president of business operations and development.  In that role, Zucker managed the track’s multi-million dollar budget and directed operations for the Daytona 500 Experience, working closely with sanctioning bodies, broadcast partners, sponsors and vendors. 

Zucker joined International Speedway Corporation in 1998 as director of business development for the new Kansas Speedway, and shortly thereafter was promoted to vice president of operational development.

Be a part of history when Danica Patrick makes her NASCAR debut in the Stater Bros. 300 NNS event on Saturday, Feb. 20 for as low as $30.   Then come back for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR – the Auto Club 500 NSCS event on Sunday, Feb. 21, for as low as $35, to witness four-time consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson attempt his record breaking fifth win at Auto Club Speedway.

With free admission for children 12 and under in effect for events on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, families experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full weekend of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit and be part of NASCAR history in Southern California.


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