Published January 22, 1998
JEFFREY BELSKUS has been named COO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Belskus had been IMS Exec VP/Administration and Operations (IMS). In Indianapolis, Bill Koenig reports that Belskus is now responsible "for most of the major departments at the Speedway," and that one priority "is to boost corporate support of the IRL" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 1/22)....G. CLIFTON PENNELL was named President of R.J. Reynolds' Sports Marketing Enterprises. Pennell has been with RJR since '79 and has been a Brand Marketing Senior VP since '85. He fills the position of the late T. WAYNE ROBERTSON (STAR-NEWS, 1/21).