Kanyon West, a 14-year veteran of the sports ticketing industry, has joined Atlanta Motor Speedway's staff as the director of ticket operations, starting January 2. A Clemson, S.C. native and graduate of Clemson University, West most recently served as the assistant director of ticket sales for the Atlanta Braves. Prior to working with the Braves organization, he had worked with collegiate athletic teams for five years and arena sports venues for two years. "Kanyon brings fresh ideas and new approaches to the business of selling tickets." said Ed Clark, president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. "Fans will benefit from his past experience with a more streamlined ticket buying process." West received his Masters Degree from Georgia Southern University and lives in Stockbridge with his wife Mary and his three children, Ellis, Katryn and Ansley.