Randy Bernard

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Randy Bernard (born January 31, 1967) is the former Chief Executive Officer of PBR and IndyCar. He is currently the CEO of GhostTunes.com LLC in partnership with Garth Brooks.

Bernard assumed the role as CEO of IndyCar in March 2010, taking over for series founder Tony George. At the onset, he was vocal about increasing the sport's visibility among general audiences, expanding the schedule to markets that are important to advertisers, and achieving a 50/50 split of oval and road course races.[1] He also oversaw the ICONIC Project, which selected a new engine and chassis package for the 2012 season. It led to the return of Chevrolet and manufacturer competition to IndyCar.[2]

Bernard spearheaded a return for Indy cars to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2011, only to have the race end in tragedy. A year later, he was able to secure a return to Fontana in 2012, and Pocono for 2013. Under Bernard's tenure, the series also retired the name "Indy Racing League," and was re-branded starting in 2011 as "IndyCar."

On October 28, 2012, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway board of directors announced that Bernard had been removed as CEO of IndyCar.[3]

Pocono Raceway and IndyCar announce the return of the Tricky Triangle to the IndyCar schedule starting in 2013. It was Randy Bernard's last public appearance as IndyCar CEO. He was terminated 27 days later.

Bernard previously served as the CEO of Professional Bull Riders, serving from the league's founding in 1995 to 2010.[4]

Bernard also sits on the board of directors for the National FFA Foundation[5] and will be inducted into the National Cowboy & Heritage Museum's Rodeo Hall of Fame in September 2014.[6]

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