The Autosportradio.com Show presented by Honda and HPD, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Verizon IndyCar Seriesand the SVRA will stream live on Tuesday February 20th live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 No High School Road.. beginning at 7PM ET.
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C.J. O’Donnell was named as chief marketing officer for Hulman Motorsports in November 2013. He leads the combined team of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway marketing, communications and social media.
O’Donnell has built a strong Marketing and Communications team in the past three seasons at Hulman Motorsport. Since 2013, INDYCAR has experienced growth in all measures of fan engagement, highlighted by increases in TV ratings and viewership on both ABC and NBCSN. In this timeframe viewership has increased by 55%. Growth is also evident in several additional metrics. INDYCAR’s social and digital platforms have seen growth of over 125% and, in 2016, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway recorded a sellout crowd for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 – the youngest and most diverse crowd on record.
C.J. joined Hulman Motorsports after serving for 20 years in a variety of marketing and executive positions at Ford Motor Company.
John, is a former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1970-1977 and 1979-1980 seasons, with 52 career starts, including the 1972-1976 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 17 times, with his best finish in 5th position at Ontario Motor Speedway in both 1973 and 1975. His best points result was 11th in the 1975 USAC National Championship.
John’s early career included driving and developing the Javelin. He also raced in NASCAR.
Currently rebuilding Offy engines and restoring vintage cars. He has also teamed with Darren Manning to mentor and teach young drivers.
Darren’s journey is a familiar one: He came to America after a successful run up the European racing ladder, spent seven years as an Indy car driver with the likes of”My IndyCar career was tailing off – I did a couple of races after driving for A.J. Foyt, but nothing was really coming to fruition to stay in the series and I didn’t really have any other businesses outside of being a professional driver,” said Manning, who also served as a test driver for the Honda F1 team.
“I moved from Indy and started a business in Baltimore, which went well and we sold that so I could move back to the Midwest and look to get back into racing – but do it with control over my own destiny, and that meant starting something of my own,” he said. “I was very lucky to start out as a kid with a dream and work my way to achieve some pretty incredible things, and being able to use that experience to start a team and work with drivers who want to get the best out of themselves, or want to be coached and guided to eventually move up to bigger series, is something that’s right for me.”
Returning to Indianapolis Darren built a simulator training center that is available to businesses and to train young drivers. He has been mentoring Indy Lights driver Dalton Kellett. In addition Darren and John Martin are teaming up with mentoring and training young drivers via simulators and on site training.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…