NASCAR’s only female track president ready to host championship – The Athletic

Posted: November 4, 2020 at 11:58 am

AVONDALE, Ariz. Julie Giese doesnt like the spotlight, so this moment was awkward for her.

She was standing in the desert sun and smiling as a line of photographers snapped away, capturing pictures of both Giese the Phoenix Raceway track president and a car sporting the newly unveiled logo for NASCAR Championship Weekend.

This was March 6, before the pandemic arrived and turned 2020 into a giant barn full of cow dung, forcing the whole world to change its plans. That includes Phoenix, which will host its first championship race this weekend with limited capacity and a different feel than was originally envisioned.

Fortunately for NASCAR and the track, Giese knows all about dealing with giant barns of cow dung; after all, she grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin.

Yes, NASCARs lone female track president only the second ever is used to hard work, putting in long hours and accomplishing goals,...

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