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NASCAR President Steve Phelps Added to Sanctioning Body’s Board of Directors

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps has now joined a very exclusive club, as he has been named to NASCAR’s Board of Directors.

NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim France made the announcement on Tuesday.

“Steve’s unwavering leadership and dedication to growing our sport through even the most challenging times has been remarkable,” said France in a NASCAR press release. “Steve understands every part of our business and has demonstrated a consistently confident and steady presence in the face of adversity. He will be a valued and trusted addition to the Board of Directors as we work to build a stronger NASCAR for our fans and our sport.”

With the addition of Phelps, there are now five members of NASCAR’s Board of Directors. Phelps joins the team of Jim France; Lesa France Kennedy, Executive Vice Chair; Mike Helton, Senior Advisor to NASCAR; and Gary Crotty, Chief Legal Officer.

For Phelps, who has held the position of NASCAR President since 2018, the assignment to the Board of Directors is an extreme honor.

“I am incredibly honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors,” said Phelps. “As a lifelong fan of the sport, I feel a great sense of pride and duty in our work to position the sport for long-term success. I am grateful for the leadership and example set by the France family and am genuinely humbled by their continued trust in me.”

Phelps has been with the sanctioning body since 2005, and has held numerous titles in his time with the company. He even was featured on an episode of Undercover Boss back in 2010, when he was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NASCAR.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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