Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 1:30
Location: Harkin Institute, 2429 University Ave.

Join Jimmy Small for a conversation about his career with NASCAR. Small joined the Iowa Speedway as president in December 2013 after five years as a NASCAR employee. He manages the day-to-day operations of the Iowa Speedway, including facility operations, events promotion, business development, marketing, and communications. Small has also led public policy efforts for the Iowa Speedway at state and local levels, including ongoing state tourism development with the governor’s office.

The Harkin Institute’s student luncheons offer intimate, hour-long opportunities for Drake University students to visit with an accomplished government, nonprofit, journalism, political or public policy leader. During this event, Small will informally discuss his career, share information, answer questions, provide advice and get to know the students.


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Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: 515-271-3623

Fax Number: 515-271-3631


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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