DAYTONA BEACH, FL – NASCAR announced today that Alex Nagy has been named as series director for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Nagy, originally from Brantford, Ontario, brings a wealth of motorsports experience from both the technical and business aspects of the sport. Most recently he has served as spotter and driver coach for Alex Tagliani in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
He also served as crew chief for Tagliani’s efforts in the Canadian Tire Series including a 2008 victory in Edmonton, Alberta. Over six seasons, he also led efforts for Steve Mathews, Pete Shepherd III, Ron Van Es and Jacques Villeneuve in the Canadian stock-car touring series.
Nagy, 50, succeeds Brad Moran, who was appointed as NASCAR Touring Series director in December 2012. Moran held the post for the last four seasons.
“We are excited to bring Alex aboard,” said Moran. “With his wide range of experience within the industry in Canada, particularly, makes him an excellent fit. He’ll be able to continue to build upon the foundation already in place and take Canada’s premier racing series to the next step.”
After beginning his racing career as a driver in CASCAR – the precursor to the Canadian Tire Series – Nagy worked his way into the business side of the sport as a CASCAR team owner and by managing some race specialty shops in Ontario. He also served as the track manager and promoter for Twin Fountains Raceway, a karting and legends car complex in Shelbyville, Tenn., along with launching the first legends car and pro challenge series in Ontario.
Nagy currently resides in Brantford, with his wife and two children. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series kicks off its seventh season on May 19 on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario.
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