Canadian native Brad Moran making positive impact in NASCAR Trucks
Ontario native Brad Moran is making an impact in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after serving in the position of Managing Director for a little more than a year.
Moran, who is nearing completion of his first full season as Managing Director of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after transitioning over to the role in the middle of 2016 season, is one of two Canadians to hold a key position in the largest motorsports company in North America.
While fellow Canadian Brent Dewar was recently named President at NASCAR, Moran has more day-to-day interaction with the competitors of the NASCAR national series that makes an annual visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Moran spent some time recently with Motorsport.com to talk about his position and the transition from Managing Director of Touring and Weekly Racing to the Truck Series.
How has your first full season been in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series?
It’s been a good year for our series with some great competition on the track and we’ve seen some great young talent in our series develop and win races this season. It’s been very competitive and one I hope our fans have enjoyed watching.
How do you feel to be representing Canada in NASCAR in your position with one of the three national series NASCAR operates in the United States?
I’m very honored to work with NASCAR and represent Canada as well. Canadian race fans are some of the most passionate in the world and they love NASCAR racing and support it well.
Do you think your background in racing helped prepare you for the positions you’ve served in NASCAR?
Having been involved in racing from the competitive, track owner and official perspective has given me the opportunity to look at the sport at different levels and help me understand a situation better and help work through it to find a positive solution. I feel my experience can only help me.
What do you think of the young drivers in your series today and the success they’re having?
We have some great young talent in the NCWTS and we also have a nice mix of veterans that make up our series. It’s satisfying to watch a young driver develop and get the experience they need to further their NASCAR careers and the Camping World Truck Series is a great place to do that for more young drivers.
What might surprise fans in the states about racing and race fans in Canada?
One thing is certain, Canadian race fans are very passionate about their racing. They support the tracks and follow their favorite NASCAR drivers. I think you’ve seen that during the truck races at CTMP and the support of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series especially. NASCAR is very popular in Canada.
You’ve served in several positions at NASCAR, how did this come about for you?
I was owner of Barrie Speedway in Ontario and we hosted the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and were also part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series when I operated the track. Things worked out to where I had an opportunity to sell the track and there was a position open at NASCAR and we started talking and I was given the opportunity to go to work for NASCAR and it’s progressed to where I’m at today. I'm very thankful for all the opportunities NASCAR has given me.
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