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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY RECEIVES TWO AWARDS AT ANNUAL NASCAR SUMMIT IN NORTH CAROLINA

  • Speedway Individuals Recognized For Outstanding Service In Security And Medical Services During 2014 Season

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 13, 2015) – Texas Motor Speedway was one of only two tracks to earn multiple awards for outstanding service during the 2014 season at the annual NASCAR Summit in Concord, N.C., NASCAR officials announced Tuesday. 

>Texas Motor Speedway Security Director Gerald Baker was one of two individuals to receive the prestigious NASCAR Security Award of Excellence in the track security category. Baker was cited for his dependability, being a true “go-to” individual and a great leader of an outstanding security team at Texas Motor Speedway. 

The Texas Motor Speedway Infield Care Center staff, led by Dr. Robert Genzel, Emergency Medical Services Track Coordinator Brian Brookhouse and Head Nurse Martha Headrick, was recognized with the Teamwork Award, one of four awards that were presented in the medical field.The Teamwork Award is presented to an outstanding group of medical professionals that demonstrate excellent teamwork on a daily basis as well as excelling during challenging events. The staff was lauded for its preparedness during the Ebola crisis and the dedication of a staff that has members travel from several different states to work race events. 

"We are proud to have our best honored by NASCAR for their work in our industry,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “Gerald, BB, Dr. Genzel and Martha, along with their respective staffs, are leaders by virtue of the work that they do. Their dedication and effort are exemplary to our entire staff. We try to lead in our sport in every way and this indicates that Texas Motor Speedway sets the bar in so many categories. It is a privilege to work with all of them."

The NASCAR Summit, which concludes its three-day agenda today at the Concord Convention Center, drew a record number of more than 800 attendees in those aforementioned fields representing the facilities that host NASCAR’s national, touring and weekly and IMSA series events. They converged to ideate and address numerous key topics in their areas of expertise prior to the start of the 2015 NASCAR and IMSA racing seasons. 

The Summit is organized each year by NASCAR’s Racing Operations group, led by its Medical Liaison, Security and Track Services teams. General sessions featuring top keynote speakers, breakout sessions, round tables, workshops specific to top-line subjects in their respective disciplines and at-track demonstrations at Charlotte Motor Speedway make up the always-evolving agenda.

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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