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Steve Phelps promoted to NASCAR Chief Operating Officer

NASCAR, Monster Energy Announce Premier Series Entitlement Partnership

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01: Steve Phelps, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer, looks on during a press conference as NASCAR and Monster Energy announce premier series entitlement partnership at Wynn Las Vegas on December 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monster Energy, which will begin its tenure as naming rights partner on Jan. 1, 2017, will become only the third company to serve as the entitlement sponsor in NASCAR premier series history, following RJ Reynolds and Sprint/Nextel. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Steve Phelps has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR, according to an announcement released today.

Phelps will oversee all NASCAR commercial and media operations. He assumes the role previously held by Brent Dewar, who was promoted to President last year.

“Steve has worked passionately over the years to lead the sport and it’s clear his impact is felt in all corners of the industry,” said Dewar in a press release. “We could not be more thrilled for him to step into the pivotal role of COO and we look forward to welcoming him back to Daytona Beach, where he’ll continue to work closely with myself and the other members of the executive leadership team, including the Board of Directors.”

Phelps has been with NASCAR since 2005 when he brought his expertise from previous roles with the National Football League and Wasserman Media Group.

Phelps will work out of the Daytona Beach, Florida headquarters.