Randy Bernard

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Bernard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2011.

Randall "Randy" Bernard (born January 31, 1967) is the former CEO of Professional Bull Riders and IndyCar. He is currently co-managing Garth Brooks.


Professional Bull Riders[edit]

Bernard served previously as the CEO of Professional Bull Riders, serving from the organization's foundation in 1995 to 2010. Bernard sold PBR in 2007 and stayed an additional 3 years, then opted out of his fourth year of his contract to become CEO of INDYCAR.[1]


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

Bernard assumed the role as IndyCar's CEO in March 2010, replacing 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.[2] He planned a return for IndyCar to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2011 season, only to have the race end in tragedy. 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 starting in 2011, it was re-branded under the name "IndyCar". 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.[3] On October 28, 2012, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway board of directors announced that Bernard will be leaving as CEO of IndyCar.[4]

National FFA Foundation[edit]

Bernard sat on the Sponsors Board for the National FFA Foundation[5] in 2014. He was inducted into the National Cowboy & Heritage Museum's Rodeo Hall of Fame in September 2014.[6]


  1. ^ A 'league' to call their own: Bernard hopes to make IndyCar noticeable on racing radar., The Hawk Eye, June 20, 2010, Retrieved 2010-06-27
  2. ^ Kirby, Gordon. The Way It is/ New Hampshire & IndyCar's evolving schedule, Retrieved 2010-06-28
  3. ^ "IZOD Indycar Series". Chevrolet revs up new engine for 2012 car. www.indycar.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Oreovicz, John (2012-10-28). "CEO Randy Bernard steps down". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Foundation Sponsors' Board and Individual Giving Council". National FFA Foundation. www.ffa.org. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees - Randy Bernard". National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org. Retrieved December 22, 2017.