Fort Worth, Texas-Texas Motor Speedway President Edigosage has resigned after overseeing the truck since it opened 24 years ago.
Gosage, 62, said Thursday that his last event would be NASCAR’s all-star race on June 13th, the first race at TMS. He said it would be the perfect moment for his 32 years working at Speedway Motorsports and Bruton Smith.
Gosage was a young public relations director for Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1992. One of his stunts literally ignited Smith’s hair when he advertised running a NASCAR All-Star race at night at a press conference. Sparks flew when Smith threw a giant light switch equipped by Gosage to highlight Charlotte Speedway’s new lighting system.
“I thought I was definitely heading for the unemployment line,” Gosage said. “But for some reason, Bruton took me, and shortly thereafter he gave me the opportunity I could only dream of.”
Gosage was the general manager of the truck when Smith built the Texas Motor Speedway, which opened in 1997. He added the title of TMS President in 2004 and is one of the longest-serving employees of Speedway Motorsports.
Gossage previously worked in motorsport management and public relations at Nashville International Raceway, Bristol International Raceway and Mirror Brewing. He participated in Speedway Motorsports in Charlotte in 1989.
Smith said Gosage is an industry-wide promoter, friend, and asset.
“There were a lot of architects, accountants and lawyers when we built the Texas Motor Speedway, but what we really needed was a promotion,” Smith said. “That’s where Eddie came in.” Everything is big in Texas, “and he needed a big personality in Dallas / Fort Worth. Eddie has been a wise businessman for years, but he has been a sincere spokeswoman and has never forgotten anything. Entertainment business is about having fun. “
Eddie Gossage resigned 24 years later as President of Texas Motor Speedway
https://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/31438794/eddie-gossage-stepping-24-years-president-texas-motor-speedway Eddie Gossage resigned 24 years later as President of Texas Motor Speedway