It’s the end of an era at Texas Motor Speedway after track president, Eddie Gossage announced on Thursday that after 32 years at the helm of the track that he will step down following the All-Star NASCAR race here on June 13.
Speaking about the news, Gossage commented saying:
The timing just feels right after 32 years with the company. “The Smith family and Speedway Motorsports changed my life and I will forever be appreciative and grateful.
“Before my wife Melinda and I chart our next adventure, I’m thankful that I get to come full circle as a promoter with the NASCAR All-Star Race.
Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith, the owners of Texas Motor Speedway commented on today’s announcement saying:
“Eddie Gossage has been synonymous with Texas Motor Speedway’s success, and his contributions to our company and the speedway’s impact on the state of Texas during his career are immeasurable. “Beyond the big events, wild pre-race shows and publicity stunts, Eddie has always been the biggest fan of the fans. No one has more desire to give them a memorable experience. I’ll always be thankful for his dedication to our company and the inspiration he’s given our staff to always put the fans first.”
Gossage concluded by saying:
“I’m not sure what my next adventure will be. I do know Melinda and I are looking forward to some more fun with the grandkids,. “But first, we’re going to corral some Texas-size fun one last time with the fans at the NASCAR All-Star Race!”