SBJ/Dec. 9-15, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places: Las Vegas

The motorsports industry gathered at the 14th annual

event in Las Vegas to discuss current events and future

plans on and off the track.

Photos by Kristina Paumen / Limelight Photography

Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson: “The brand is important, but the brand to me that’s most important is hoisting those trophies.”

ISC Chairperson and CEO Lesa France Kennedy on the Daytona Rising  project: “I liken it to a house. Sometimes you continue to renovate and it’s all working good. But at some point it’s time to tear down and start anew.”

NBC Sports’ Sam Flood engaged in a rapid-fire Q&A session at the forum.

Eastman & Beaudine CEO and author Bob Beaudine gave a featured presentation on driving sales and reaching revenue goals.

Telemundo Chief Operating Officer Jackie Hernandez was a featured speaker on the issue of marketing to Hispanic audiences.

Hulman & Co. CEO (and former ATP CEO) Mark Miles: “I wouldn’t trade the personalities in the IndyCar paddock for the tennis world, period. These are very attractive athletes.”

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Dylan Kwasniewski said he had “a lot of creative control” in the AOL documentary series “Flat Out.”

Rob Keith of Richard Petty Motorsports and Kirk Gillette of Hewlett-Packard Co.

Leslie Withoft and Jared Melzer of Farmers Insurance, Marc Stein of Turner Sports Digital and Ryan Schumacher of Sprint

Ben Reiling of Coca-Cola North America Group and Rick Perko of Immersion Media

Kristen Wentzell and Glen Cromwell of the NHRA and Matt Petersen of IEG

Please submit photos for review of industry conferences, parties, product launches and openings showcasing the people and personalities at the event. Include the event date, location, names/titles of those featured along with credit information. The photo specifications are as follows: 300dpi, tiff, jpeg or eps color images. Submit digital photos for review at: or send color prints to: Faces & Places, c/o Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, 120 W. Morehead St., Suite 310, Charlotte, NC 28202.

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