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New CRVA Leader Discusses Changes

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Revenue and attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame continues to sputter. The latest figures show the Hall's deficit since July 1st is nearly $270,000. This is on top of a $1.5 million loss last year. But Tom Murray, the new head of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority - which runs the Hall - says not all news is bad. "When you look at its attendance numbers, which are one of the things people are judging a lot - it's second among the sports halls of fames," Murray says. "But, it wasn't what we expected. So we are looking at ways to enhance and improve the whole model as we operate it." Murray has been on the job about five weeks. He took over for the much-maligned Tim Newman, who was forced out after a series of high-profile controversies. In this interview with WFAE's Scott Graf, Murray discusses the Authority's challenges. He also makes no guarantees that Newman will continue to have a job at CRVA. Listen