Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

January 26, 2010

IZOD Indy Car – Who Would Make a Good CEO?

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 11:58 am

Anton told them to cram it, although in a nicer way.

The CEO of IMS, Jeff Belskus, wears many hats. He thinks too many. As a result, there are reports he is seeking a new CEO for the IZOD Indy Car Series. The names being bantered are interesting, and include:

-Randy Bernard, CEO of Professional Bull Riders.

-Mark Miles, president and CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnerships and chairman of the 2012 Super Bowl committee.

-Zak Brown, founder and CEO of Just Marketing Inc.

Of the three, Randy Bernard seems to be held in the highest regard by those in sports. He made bull riding significantly more popular than it was. That is great experience.

Whoever is chosen MUST respect history and tradition. He/she should keep a lid on cockamamie ideas by car owners. The recent evisceration of the sacred month of May, for example, should NEVER be allowed to stick.

This form of evolution should be interesting to watch.



  1. Zak Brown has at least competed in race cars, and has since made marketing racing his passion. I’d definitely consider him.

    Comment by Joe — January 26, 2010 @ 12:02 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve got to go with Joe. If not for CEO, why not take on Zak Brown as their head of marketing or something along those lines. He has experience and definate success.

    Comment by Matt Chamois — January 26, 2010 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  3. The evisceration of the month of May was made by IMS not the IRL. Now that Hulman & Co. have surgically removed from themselves the IRL, the IRL has to represent themselves and look after their own affairs. I’m pretty sure Belkus will appoint a lackey to the position of IRL CEO. Who will the IRL CEO represent? It’ll be the IRL team owners of course since there isnt any other interest from other entities (track owners, manufacturers) in the running of the sport.

    Comment by pr0n watcher — January 28, 2010 @ 9:24 am | Reply

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