Local Students Get Up To Speed on the Racing Business

Take Your CHildren to Work Day

ISC Director of Public Affairs Christi McGee (right) speaks to a group of children during ISC’s annual Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day event held today at the International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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LOCAL STUDENTS GET UP TO SPEED ON THE RACING BUSINESS

Daytona Beach, Fla. – April 21, 2010 – Approximately two dozen local students ages 11 to 18 participated in various educational sessions as part of International Speedway Corporation’s (“ISC”) Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work® day.

The students heard from executives responsible for various areas of the business including public relations, technology, human resources, marketing, accounting and community and government affairs.

Hailee Ballou, a 6th grade student from River Springs Middle School in Orange City, said, “I learned a lot about the different parts of the business and what people do at ISC.  I really enjoyed the sponsorship presentation, and the public relations session.”

“It’s always a great pleasure to invite our employees’ children to see what their parents do ‘at work’ everyday,” said ISC Vice President of Human Resources Laura Jackson.  “Hopefully we were also able to show them a different side of racing and provide some advice on how they can pursue a future career in the industry. 

ISC participates in the Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work® program each year to introduce local school-aged youth to the exciting world of the motorsports industry and the many opportunities that exist therein.

 

About the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation:

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, which administers the program, is dedicated to developing innovative strategies and research-based activities in informal educational programs that empower girls and boys in all sectors of society so they may reach their full potential and live fulfilling lives. Through its leadership, expertise, and collaborations, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation advocates for changes in social policy and public awareness on behalf of youth.

About ISC:

International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.  In addition, ISC promotes major motorsports activities in Montreal, Quebec, through its subsidiary, Stock-Car Montreal, Inc.

The Company also owns and operates MRN® Radio, the nation's largest independent sports radio network; the Daytona 500 Experience®, the “Ultimate Motorsports Attraction” in Daytona Beach, Florida, and official attraction of NASCAR®; and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise.  In addition, ISC has an indirect 50 percent interest in Motorsports Authentics®, which markets and distributes motorsports-related merchandise licensed by certain competitors in NASCAR racing.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.

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