Jeff Belskus Says IndyCar Has No Timeline For Naming Next CEO
IndyCar has not finalized a process for finding a new CEO and does not have a timeline for naming a new executive, according to Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s President & CEO and the interim CEO of the racing circuit. Belskus today said the process will involve more outreach to IndyCar stakeholders – sponsors, teams, drivers and others – than the search process that resulted in Randy Bernard’s hiring in '10. He has received a few unsolicited resumes this week. He said that the series will look for someone who has experience as a CEO.
Belskus declined to offer any specifics for why Bernard and IMS Corp. parted ways last Sunday. He said doing so would be counterproductive. He added that Tony George’s unsolicited offer to acquire IndyCar did not affect the decision. “My focus is now on the future and looking ahead at 2013,” Belskus said.