David Hoots serves as the Managing Event Director for NASCAR.
Hoot’s career and love for racing began near his home in Winston-Salem at Bowman Gray Stadium. That historic short track is where he began his career scoring races. From there he started working at Hickory Motor Speedway, Caraway Speedway and various other tracks in the NASCAR Home Tracks family within the North Carolina and Virginia area.
Throughout his 40 years working in racing, Hoots has served as a Scorer, Assistant Scorer, Chief Scorer, Registrar, Pit Steward, Track Steward, Chief Steward, Technical Inspector, Race Director and, in his present position, as the NASCAR Managing Event Director.
With more than 35 years of service to NASCAR and 40 years in racing, last weekend at Michigan International Speedway marked his 830th consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that he has served as the Race Director. He has served as Race Director for more than 1,650 races in his career on the National level.
After 27 years of service with UPS, Hoots retired as a driver in 1999 and began to work full-time for NASCAR. “The best part of the NASCAR are the fans and folks that you meet in in our travels. There isn’t a more passionate group of fans for any sport. The people at each track are different and have (and continue to live) interesting lives. The competitors are so focused on winning and you understand there is a garage full of champions.”
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