Randy Bernard

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Randy Bernard

Randall "Randy" Bernard (born January 31, 1967) is the former CEO of Professional Bull Riders and IndyCar. He is currently the CEO of GhostTunes.com, LLC in partnership with Garth Brooks.

Career[edit]

Professional Bull Riders[edit]

Bernard served previously as the CEO of Professional Bull Riders, serving from the league's founding in 1995 to 2010.[1]

IndyCar[edit]

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 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.[2] 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] In 2011, he led a return for IndyCar to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 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 starting in 2011, it was re-branded under the name "IndyCar". On October 28, 2012, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway board of directors announced that Bernard had been removed as IndyCar's CEO.[4]

National FFA Foundation[edit]

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

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