From the ski slopes to the frontstretch, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today the hiring of Bill Quigley in a newly created position as the vice president of marketing and events.

Quigley joins the speedway after spending the last decade as the director of marketing and sales with Gunstock Mountain Resort in his hometown of Gilford, N.H., while holding board positions with the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association. Quigley is not new to the speedway, though, having served as an original board member of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities for six years.

"Bill brings more than 30 years of CEO, CMO and senior level experience to the table and we couldn't be more excited to add him to our team," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "Bill has a proven track record of increasing sales, developing strong marketing initiatives and cultivating a strong and motivated staff - both of which will serve him well as the head of our marketing and events teams."

As vice president of marketing and events, Quigley will work closely with the speedway's in-house graphics, sales and ticket teams in order to meet business, revenue and ticket sales goals. He will also be responsible for nearly all activities the fans will experience on an event weekend, including but not limited to the NASCAR pre-race show seen by over 100,000 race fans, victory lane post-race coordination and FanFest, a fan-driven event which officially kicks off each NASCAR race weekend.

"Going from an iconic ski facility to the center of racing in New England, I cherish the opportunity that I have to continue building on the community relationships that I have with the same vendors who are also near and dear to New Hampshire Motor Speedway," said Bill Quigley, vice president of marketing and events at the speedway. " I am excited to work with such a phenomenal team as I take on my new role to market a great facility, bring in new exiting events and build on the existing ones for the fans."

Quigley joined Gunstock in 2005, leading branding and sales efforts as a member of the senior management team. Prior to Gunstock, Quigley was the chief marketing officer for Tayllysoft in Houston, Pa., from 2003-05; the chief executive officer for Wisp Mountain in Deep Creek, Md., from 2001-02; vice president of The Grandoe Corporation in Gloversville, N.Y., from 1997-2001; and the director of sales and marketing at Gordini, USA in Essex Junction, Vt., from 1991-97.

Quigley graduated with a B.S. in Science (concentrations in marketing and entrepreneurial studies) from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. He resides in Gilford, N.H., where he lives with his wife, Paige, and their children, Carson, Bryce and Keaton.

For more details and ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway or to purchase tickets to the July 17 and September 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.

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