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Roger Curtis Steps Down At Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, MI (CelebrityAccess) — After a ten-year stint, Roger Curtis has stepped down from his post as president of Michigan International Speedway.

“Today was my last day at MIS,” Curtis told Detroit News. “It’s probably a good time for the track to go in a different direction.”

Curtis told the newspaper that he wasn't being forced out, exactly, but noted that he had no immediate future plans.

Curtis's tenure at the racetrack came at a difficult time for the sport of NASCAR, which has seen declining fan interest for more than a decade, leading him to increasingly seek other sources of revenue, such as music festivals and concerts

“I’m really proud of the relationship we’ve built with Live Nation and bringing Faster Horses on the map nationally, being recognized as one of the best festivals in the entire country in just four years speaks volumes about Live Nation and certainly our team since we were in partnership with them," Curtis told the Detroit News.