Erik Moses Steps Down As Nashville Superspeedway President

Erik Moses. Photo: Courtesy of Nashville Superspeedway

Nashville Superspeedway President Erik Moses is stepping down from his position with the speedway to take on the role as Executive Director and CEO of the Fiesta Bowl.

This move comes after Moses has served as the NSS President for the past two years, leading NASCAR’s returning to Middle Tennessee for the first time in nearly a decade.

“The Fiesta Bowl has a rich history for innovation and a commitment to meaningful impact on and off the college football field. I’m excited to join this high achieving organization and to continue and enhance its inspiring work within Arizona’s communities,” says Moses. “The joy of sports, entertainment and charitable giving is how we help to connect our communities make our state a better place to live, work and visit. I look forward to working with the talented staff, collaborating with our dedicated Board of Directors, Yellow Jacket Committee and our incredible volunteers to ensure our prominent standing in a vastly changing college football landscape.”

Moses led the way for NASCAR’s return to Nashville with major engagement and attracting musical acts like Chris Janson, Brothers Osborne and many more to headline pre-race concerts at the speedway. His work helped lead to a sellout of the first annual Ally 400 Cup Series race which saw eventual NASCAR champion Kyle Larson take home the coveted Gibson guitar trophy.

“Erik has been a tremendous part of the bringing NASCAR back to Nashville Superspeedway during the past two years,” notes Speedway Motorsports President & CEO Marcus Smith in a statement. “We’d like to thank him for all of his hard work promoting the Ally 400 and serving the community. We wish him the very best in his new role at the Fiesta Bowl.”

Pictured: Ally 400 winner and eventual 2021 NASCAR champion Kyle Larson and Erik Moses on Victory Lane. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Superspeedway

Prior to his work in Nashville, Moses served as CEO of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, Moses oversaw the formation and founding of the Military Bowl, now celebrating its 14th anniversary, and also facilitated the creation of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic featuring the tradition, unity and heritage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). While in DC, he was also influential in the successful recruitment of MLB to the Nation’s Capital and the construction of the acclaimed Nationals Park–home of the MLB Washington Nationals and cornerstone of the revitalization of the southwest area of Washington, D.C. into a vibrant destination point of the city.

As Senior Vice President of Events DC, Moses solidified his expertise in sports tourism and event creation as the chief advocate for sports, entertainment and live events. He managed multiple venues, including the historic RFK Stadium, the Entertainment and Sports Arena at St. Elizabeths and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. His responsibilities included creating industry-leading partnerships with A-list brands to support local events, overseeing a community grants program and maintaining strong relationships with major league sports teams and their governing bodies.

Moses’ last stop in Washington was as the founding President of the DC Defenders of the newly-launched XFL spring professional football league, where he guided all aspects of the team’s business operations and fan experience. The team quickly climbed to become the standard bearer of the league in the areas of game day experience, ticket sales, corporate partnerships, content and community engagement.

Steven Boero