For this episode of Gen X Amplified, we’re back for another #FabulousOver40 Fireside chat edition, featuring Erik Moses, President at Nashville Superspeedway, which is the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR.
As mentioned in his spotlight, when Erik was named president of Nashville Superspeedway in 2020, it marked a watershed moment for representation — as he became the first Black track president in NASCAR history.
During this episode, Erik and I discuss his professional story, his thoughts on thriving as a seasoned professional in mid-career, and his plans for making race week at Nashville Superspeedway a “must-attend” destination in the Southeast Region.
Erik Moses is the President at Nashville Superspeedway, which is the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR.
Also notable is Erik made history in 2020 when he became the first African-American NASCAR track president.
Because of his successful leadership experience in the world of sports, events, and live entertainment, Erik was hired to revive and renovate the NASCAR track in Nashville— which had been closed since 2011.
One of Erik’s grand achievements from the outset was hosting the track’s first NASCAR Cup Series during Father’s Day weekend in June.
Erik started his career practicing law as an attorney, but then shifted gears to a variety of executive roles in sports and city government within the Washington D.C. area.
Most recently, Erik served as the founding president of the DC Defenders, a member of the XFL professional football league.
Prior to the XFL, Erik was SVP, Managing Director at Events DC, where he develop valuable partnerships with the NCAA, National Hockey League (NHL), MLB, PepsiCo and others.
He also served as the CEO of the DC Sports & Entertainment, Director of the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development, and as Senior Counsel at AOL.
Erik is a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina and Duke University School of Law.
He is a member of the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust — and was also named to its 2019 Power 100 list.
Erik has also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Sports Industry Management Program for over 10 years.
For much of his life and career, Erik has been the consummate “builder.”
Whether it is building relationships, business deals, or a legacy of inspiration — Erik is always striving to render the biggest impact on others.
And that includes building Nashville Superspeedway as not only the “must-attend” destination for NASCAR fans in middle Tennessee…
But also expanding the narrative of NASCAR within diverse communities around the world.
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