Brandon Igdalsky, CEO of Pocono Raceway, has stepped away from his post as head of the 2.5-mile triangular oval to move into a new role as Managing Director of Event Marketing and Promotion with NASCAR.
Igdalsky will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell and lead efforts with track partners on event-related initiatives. Further, he will lead the NASCAR-Track Council and be based out of NASCAR’s Daytona Beach, Florida offices.
While he is eager to pursue a new opportunity, Igdalsky expressed gratitude toward the staff at Pocono Raceway and acknowledged their impact on him, both personally and professionally. “Pocono Raceway is in my blood and so are the Pocono Mountains,” said Brandon. “I may not have grown up here in NEPA, but I have grown to love the people and the area. The staff of Pocono is the best in the business and I wish them all the best, but the time and opportunity has come for me to move on. “(My grandfather Dr. Joseph Mattioli) gave me the chance to learn, grow, lead and become the person and leader that I am today. If not for those hard lessons he showed me, I would not be where I am today and I am eternally grateful to him and my family for the chance to do what I do.”
Brandon’s brother, Nick Igdalsky, previously the track’s COO and Senior Vice President, assumes the role of CEO while Ben May, Pocono’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2014, takes on the role of President.
“I am very grateful and excited,” Nick said of the opportunity. “I have observed every aspect of the operation here at Pocono Raceway, starting as a 13 year old, and look forward to working with our incredible team. Our goals remain the same: to create exciting and lifelong experiences at a beautiful and sustainable facility and that will remain our focus.”
The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500 on August 19-20