Whitesburg native to be general manager of NASCAR track

Whitesburg native Chase Brashears and his wife, Carly, have joined the staff of South Boston Speedway and will take over operations next year.

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — A Whitesburg native and his wife are teaming up to take over a NASCAR racetrack.

Chase Brashears is joining the track as assistant general manager at South Boston Speedway, while his wife, Carly, will serve as assistant office manager. Then, next year, Chase will take over as general manager, while his wife directs marketing, sales and administrative functions.

South Boston opened in 1957 and is part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, along with other touring series and special events.

Chase comes to South Boston after being one of three national series race directors in NASCAR’s competition division. Before that, he worked in various roles at Lonesome Pine Raceway, Kingsport Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.