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Lesa France Kennedy among Adweek’s ’30 Most Powerful Women in Sports’

For the second consecutive year Lesa France Kennedy has been named to Adweek Magazine’s list of the “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports.”

Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chairperson of NASCAR, joins executives from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Football League (NFL) among others.

The magazine emphasized Kennedy’s work with the recently completely $400 million Daytona Rising project and the ongoing nearly $200 million facility update at Phoenix Raceway.

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“We compete with stick-and-ball sports properties and entertainment venue,” making it imperative to keep “the crown jewel of our sport polished,” Kennedy told the magazine.

Two years ago, Kennedy was also chosen as the 2015 Most Powerful Woman in Sports in a survey conducted by Forbes Magazine.