Michael Knight

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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation PR, communications consultant, journalist
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Introduction 1974-80: Phila. Daily News. Sportswriter, asst. sports & news editor, special projects editor. Eastern VP, American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn. Member, Baseball Writers, Hockey Writers. Nov. 1980-Dec. ’83: CART communications director.1984-2005: PR in most U.S. series. Drivers: Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Alex Zanardi, Gil de Ferran, Arie Luyendyk, Darrell Waltrip, Al Holbert, Robby Gordon, Joe Amato. Paul Newman, Joe Montana teams. Sponsors: Budweiser, Beatrice, Porsche, Kmart, Texaco, Target, Coca-Cola, Valvoline. IROC. Andretti, Luyendyk, Amato retirement tours; crisis communications; message-image development. Chairman, 2005 AARWBA 50th Anniversary. Speaker and interview source on PR/Business of Racing. Contributor to Arizona Republic. Honorary Member, AARWBA, ARPA. Member, NMPA. Winner (1978), Phila. Press Assn “Best Headline”. Winner (1979), Frank Blunk Award. 1st winner (1991), Jim Chapman PR Award. 1st winner (2005), Bob Russo Founders Award. Over 60 journalism awards. Chairman, Jim Chapman Award. Member, 5 CART title teams & 1990 Daytona 24 hours. E-mail: SpinDoctor500@aol.com .