John McCoy will be the next race director at the Knoxville Raceway. McCoy will replace Ralph Capitani who is retiring after this season. The announcement was made earlier yesterday afternoon during the media luncheon at the Knoxville Raceway. McCoy said he has learned a lot from his predecessors. McCoy is the current Competition Director and has been a driver and a mechanic for several different cars and teams over the years the Knoxville Raceway. Current Race Director Ralph Capitani said there was no one more qualified than McCoy for the job. McCoy will take over when Capitani officially steps down at the end of the year. The Raceway will also hire a promoter and general manager of the racetrack and fairgrounds. That position will be filled at a later date.