FILE - In this April 12, 2014, file photo, Kevin Harvick (4) and Joey Logano (22) race during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Kerry Tharp was little more... more 
FILE - In this April 12, 2014, file photo, Kevin Harvick (4) and Joey Logano (22) race during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Kerry Tharp was little more than a NASCAR fan when he joined the series 11 years ago as a media spokesman. Now, he's leading one of its most iconic tracks. Tharp has been the familiar public relations voice of NASCAR and chief liaison for media for more than a decade. That changed when he received a call from new NASCAR chief operating officer Joie Chitwood III to fill the open role of Darlington Raceway President. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File) less 
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