The Annual NASCAR Summit serves as the only annual meeting for representatives from the facilities hosting NASCAR Events. The Summit addresses topics related to operations, large-event / venue security, access control, risk management, training, fire suppression, extrication, and emergency medical services.

Over the course of our Summit, employees and volunteers come together to share experiences and gain additional knowledge regarding their roles in Operations, Fire & Safety, Medical, Security and other fields at their respective tracks.

NASCAR welcomes representatives from all tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and IMSA road racing as well as NASCAR Home Tracks that host Developmental Series Events. We welcome the opportunity to share ideas and network with all of the members of the NASCAR family of tracks. Registrations will be confirmed and approved by each track as part of the registration process.

NEW THIS YEAR: Please note that there will be a $50 registration fee to attend the 2016 NASCAR Summit. All registrations processed after December 1st will be subject to a late registration fee of $100.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Online Registration is now closed.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Embassy Suites Hotel Block

We are excited to return to the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Concord, North Carolina for our event.

A block of rooms has been reserved for NASCAR at a group rate of $150/single occupancy per night on a first come, first serve basis. The special room rate will be available until December 17th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Attendees may book their reservations by either:
-Calling the hotel direct at 704.455.8200 and speaking to our reservations department.
-Calling 1.800.EMBASSY and providing the Group/Convention Code: NSS.
-Going online to www.embassysuitesconcord.com.

 

The Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord hotel provides a stunning accommodation for anyone visiting the Charlotte area on business or for leisure. Our Charlotte-Concord hotel is conveniently located off I-85 at Bruton Smith Boulevard - only 20 miles from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and minutes from the Concord Regional Airport.

The Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center features 308 beautifully decorated two-room guest suites, including 16 two-bedroom suites and two Presidential suites. A full size sleeper sofa and well-lit dining and work table make it easy to work and relax; many rooms include covered balconies so you can enjoy a great view of the area.

Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW
Concord, NC 28027
Phone: 704.455.8200
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Cancellation Policy: Embassy Suites has a 24-hour Cancellation Policy. Reservations must be cancelled by 4:00 PM the day prior to arrival to avoid charges. If you need to cancel or make changes to your reservations please contact the hotel directly at (704) 455-8200.

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

All travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.

 

Hotel Amenities

  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary USA Today
  • Room service
  • Business center - computers, fax, copier, printer
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Rocky River Grille & Lounge
  • Caffeina’s Marketplace
  • Spa Botanica
  • Rocky River Golf Cub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sundeck
  • Meeting rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary Nightly Manager’s Reception (2 drinks per person & light snacks)
  • Complimentary breakfast area (For on-site guests)
  • Free parking
  • Hertz - located in Embassy Suites Hotel (704) 455-3854
 

Directions
Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord, NC 28027
(704) 455-8200

85 North: 85 North, get off onto Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Proceed to go right 1/4 of mile left onto John Q. Hammons Drive to Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

85 South: 85 South, get off onto Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Proceed to go left at the traffic light. Proceed to right 1/4 mile left into John Q. Hammons Drive to the Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

77 North: 77 North to 85N to Greensboro to Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Make a right at the traffic light. Proceed 1/4 mile and make a left into John Q. Hammons Dr. to Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

77 South from Statesville: 77 South to 85N Greensboro to Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. make left at traffic light. Proceed 1/4 mile and make a left into John Q. Hammons Drive to the Embassy Suites Gold Resort & Spa.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: From Airport “Charlotte Douglas Memorial” Exit airport to 85N Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Make right 1/4 mile left onto John Q. Hammons Drive to Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

Taxi to & from Charlotte-Douglas Airport is approximately $50.00 (prices may vary).

 
OTHER HOTELS

Courtyard Charlotte Concord
(across from the Embassy Suites)
7201 Scott Padgett Parkway
Concord, North Carolina 28027 USA
Phone: (704) 453-2600
Room Block: NASCAR Summit Group
Negotiated Rate: $129 (King or 2 Queen beds)

Hampton Inn and Suites - Concord, NC
9850 Weddington Rd
Concord, NC 28027
Phone: (704) 979-5600
Summit ID: 2748594
Negotiated Rate: $95

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PMREGISTRATION
 
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM MEDICAL: Spinal Trauma Update 2016
Speaker(s): Dr. Bryan Bledsoe
Spinal injuries can be devastating. During this presentation, we will review the anatomy and physiology of the spine and associated structures. This will be followed by a discussion of the more commonly encountered spinal injuries and their treatment. Particular emphasis will be placed on changes in prehospital and emergency department care.
 
1:00 PM - 1:50 PMMEDICAL: NASCAR IGNITE
Speaker(s): Dr. Tressa Naik
This lecture is 8 "5" minute lectures which are timed at 1 minute a slide including new AHA ACLS guidelines, new AHA First Aid guidelines, hemorrhage control, pediatric illnesses, etc. with questions at the end.
 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM MEDICAL: Medical Roundtable
Speaker(s): Dr. Bobby Lewis
During the Medical Roundtable, we will focus on current medical standards and trends in our unique industry as we discuss, share, strategize, and brainstorm. Bring your questions, ‘tricks of the trade’, lessons learned, etc. as we network and learn from each other. This session will include topics that involve 99’s, Infield Care Center medical professionals and the preparation and operation of Infield Care Centers.
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWELCOME RECEPTION
 
7:30 PM - 11:00 PMTRIVIA SHOWDOWN Presented by Steve Post
Join us for the second annual NASCAR Trivia Showdown! Unlimited teams of up to eight players each will gather for a night of NASCAR Trivia hosted by MRN's Steve Post. Donation of $5.00 per person will benefit The NASCAR Foundation. Pick your team wisely! Prizes will be provided to the Winning and Runner Up teams.

8:30 AM - 9:45 PM GENERAL SESSION: Leonard Wheeler
 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Green Initiative Update
Speaker(s): Catherine Kummer,George Ewald & David Ganske
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MEDICAL: From Chaos to Clarity: Scene Leadership and Team Cohesion in a Dynamic Environment
Speaker(s):  Andy Miller, FP-C
Providing optimal emergency care to a trauma patient at a prehospital setting or a motor race offers many unique challenges. Situations are complex, dynamic, highly emotive and dangerous. Time sensitive injuries may exist and critical decisions must be made at chaotic scenes and in the face of potentially overwhelming sensory stimuli. The stress and potential cognitive overload can stifle both optimal care and the expeditious transport of the trauma patient. This lecture explores the skill of scene management, controlling the chaos to best serve the patient. It will explore concepts from bandwidth to scenario training to optimize leadership and team interaction so that 'cool heads' can prevail from the moment of impact to the doors of the ED and beyond.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SECURITY: Social Media Monitoring (1 0f 2)
Speaker(s): Michele Stuart

This class will provide step by step in depth researching techniques utilizing online and open source (OSINT) located on the web to assist in identifying and assessing threat climate with an emphasis in uncovering ‘hidden’ information on a subject’s web presence. Focus efforts into developing techniques to evaluate available information that may indicate risk thus allowing the results to direct strategies in the prevention of risk action. The class will further demonstrate how to utilize the internet as an effective investigative research tool. Information is pulled from numerous surface/deep web search engines as well as social media platforms.

Geo location is a major player in the ability to identify and correlate information on a subject in regards to his/her identification as well as GPS location. By learning how to ascertain the personal identifiers needed to associate to a specific platform, intelligence then can be established to verify location and movement.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM TRACK SERVICES: Creating the Thinking Firefighter (Part 1 of 3)
Speaker(s): Dave Barlow & Scott Kraut
Today’s fire and emergency services face numerous challenges surrounding the topic of Training. Generational gaps, social dynamics, training platforms, principle vs. protocol, task saturation, and a general lack of understanding of adult learning principles and methodology are all major factors in our training programs. The human brain plays an important role in our training. To be effective instructors we must understand how our brain processes information so our training programs can be tailored to meet needs of our individual emergency responders. Part 1 of the Thinking Firefighter will discuss these issues and their relevance in the how and why our training fails.
 
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM OPERATIONS: NASCAR PRO (Pit Road Officiating) System Trailer Operation and Tour
Speaker(s): George Grill, Cameron McCary
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM MEDICAL: Early Management of Burn Injuries
Speaker(s): Dr. Jeffrey Eric Carter
This presentation will cover the early management of burn injuries. Participants will learn about early wound care, resuscitation, reconstruction, pitfalls, and promising research in the field. Additional points of discussion include demographics of burn injuries, referral centers, inhalation injury, and management of combined trauma and burn injuries
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM SECURITY: Social Media Monitoring (2 of 2)
Speaker(s): Michele Stuart

This class will provide step by step in depth researching techniques utilizing online and open source (OSINT) located on the web to assist in identifying and assessing threat climate with an emphasis in uncovering ‘hidden’ information on a subject’s web presence. Focus efforts into developing techniques to evaluate available information that may indicate risk thus allowing the results to direct strategies in the prevention of risk action. The class will further demonstrate how to utilize the internet as an effective investigative research tool. Information is pulled from numerous surface/deep web search engines as well as social media platforms.

Geo location is a major player in the ability to identify and correlate information on a subject in regards to his/her identification as well as GPS location. By learning how to ascertain the personal identifiers needed to associate to a specific platform, intelligence then can be established to verify location and movement.
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM TRACK SERVICES: Creating the Thinking Firefighter (Part 2 of 3)
Speaker(s):  Dave Barlow & Scott Kraut
The solution is simple! Part 2 of the Thinking Firefighter will provide attendees a logical approach to the challenges outlined in Part 1. Discussion points will include the roles and responsibilities of Training Officers, Subject Matter Experts, Instructors, Company Officers and Students. We will discuss and demonstrate a simple training outline and evaluation process that can be used for countless training topics by any organization (regardless of size or budget) to obtain the mastery and fluency of emergency incident response that will improve operational effectiveness and increase responder safety on the fire ground or on the race track.
 
11:55 AM - 1:30 PMLUNCH
 
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Painting and Prep Guide / Air Titan Operation Update / Operational Update
Speaker(s): Tim Bermann, Scott French, TJ Davenport
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM MEDICAL: I Will Take CO For An Answer
Speaker(s): Dr. Ryan Stanton
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM SECURITY: Incidents & Track Response
Speaker(s): John Power, Kerrigan Smith & Jay Fraioli
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM TRACK SERVICES: Creating the Thinking Firefighter (Part 3 of 3)
Speaker(s):  Dave Barlow & Scott Kraut
 
2:35 PM - 3:20 PM OPERATIONS:  The State of NASCAR Competition
Speaker(s):  R&D Center / Competition Engineering Department
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM MEDICAL: A Multidisciplinary View of Motorsport Crashes
Speaker(s):  Joe Van Vickle: Coroner at Eldora
To address the concerns and needs of respective disciplines involved in crash investigations. We will discuss why requirements are the way they are and issues that promoters and sanctioning bodies face. Discuss the need for and reasons investigations are done, the importance of thorough investigations, securing the scene, and the all-important protection of the information concerning those involved.
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM SECURITY: A Multidisciplinary View of Motorsport Crashes
Speaker(s): Joe Van Vickle: Coroner at Eldora 
To address the concerns and needs of respective disciplines involved in crash investigations. We will discuss why requirements are the way they are and issues that promoters and sanctioning bodies face. Discuss the need for and reasons investigations are done, the importance of thorough investigations, securing the scene, and the all-important protection of the information concerning those involved.
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM TRACK SERVICES: A Multidisciplinary View of Motorsport Crashes
Speaker(s):  Joe Van Vickle: Coroner at Eldora
To address the concerns and needs of respective disciplines involved in crash investigations. We will discuss why requirements are the way they are and issues that promoters and sanctioning bodies face. Discuss the need for and reasons investigations are done, the importance of thorough investigations, securing the scene, and the all-important protection of the information concerning those involved.
 
3:25 PM 4:00 PMBREAK
 
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMOPERATIONS: NASCAR Media Group & Broadcast Panel
Speaker(s): Matt Stovcsik and Broadcast Panel
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM MEDICAL: Upper Extremity Injuries in NASCAR
Speaker(s): Dr. Glenn Gaston
Orthopaedists recognize various positions on sports teams sustain different injuries, require different treatments, and require different preventative measures. Pitchers vs catchers, and quarterbacks vs linemen, are a few examples of this. This has not been investigated for NASCAR. We performed a retrospective review of position-specific upper extremity injuries in NASCAR over the past 5 years. This has allowed us to now recognize injury patterns for the various members of the pit crew and drivers. Specific injuries to drivers included fractures and vibration induced neuropathies; while changers developed ulnar-sided wrist injuries and tendonopathies. Eccentric muscle tears occur almost exclusively in jackmen and carriers. Hook of hamate fractures only occurred in carriers and changers. Knowledge of position-specific injuries is critical. We hope to highlight these findings to the NASCAR Summit audience.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM SECURITY: Preparing your facility for world threats
Speaker(s): Mike Lentz
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

TRACK SERVICES:  Falling from the Sky: How do you control the chaos when things fall from the sky?
Speaker(s): Kerrigan Smith, Mike Rose, Tommy Webb, Mike Ricker, & David "Cowboy" Crumpton

 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EXHIBITOR RECEPTION
 
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMCOLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF & CASINO SPONSORED BY FORD

8:00 AM - 9:10 AM GENERAL SESSION: TBD
 
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM OPERATIONS: Severe Weather Threat Protocol and Alert Systems (Part 1 of 2)
Speaker(s): Troy Willrick
Discussion on how tracks handle large venue outdoor events and notification of staff and stakeholders for severe weather. Discuss improvements to communication and EAP plans during the 2016 season. References and samples will be made available for download.
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM MEDICAL: Early Recognition and Management of Hemorrhagic Shock
Speaker(s): Dr. Tim Pohlman & Dr. Dustin Petersen
The early recognition and management of hemorrhagic shock are among the most difficult tasks challenging providers during primary assessment of the acutely bleeding patients. Often with little time, within a chaotic setting and without sufficient clinical data, critical decisions regarding triage and initial stabilization must be reached. Due to physiological compensation, healthy individuals may lose up to 35% if their blood volume without showing any signs of distress. In this presentation we will review the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic using a recent catastrophic injury racing accident as an example. We will discuss unique clinical findings that aid diagnosis and we highlight specific aspects of initial management.
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM SECURITY: Severe Weather Threat Protocol and Alert Systems (Part 1 of 2)
Speaker(s): Troy Willrick
Discussion on how tracks handle large venue outdoor events and notification of staff and stakeholders for severe weather. Discuss improvements to communication and EAP plans during the 2016 season. References and samples will be made available for download.
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM TRACK SERVICES: How to Keep Your Team Motivated
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Members Hendrick Motorsports
A panel discussion on how the 88 team stays motivated through the ups and downs of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons. Find out what works for them and see if any of the same ideas can be used for your track services team during an event or training program at your facility.
 
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM OPERATIONS: Severe Weather Threat Protocol and Alert Systems (Part 2 of 2)
Speaker(s): Troy Willrick
Discussion on how tracks handle large venue outdoor events and notification of staff and stakeholders for severe weather. Discuss improvements to communication and EAP plans during the 2016 season. References and samples will be made available for download.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MEDICAL: Ketamine Assisted Extrications
Speaker(s): Hugh Cline, NREMT-P
Ketamine has been used for decades as a sedative for short procedures and as an induction agent for rapid sequence intubation. This lecture will discuss the pharmacokinetics of Ketamine, proper doses, indications, and its new role with assisting in the extrication process. A heavily entrapped patient can be difficult to remove and injuries sustained during the crash can complicate measures. Ketamine can be successfully used to treat sedation and pain management issues with these patients without the need for immediate airway intervention. This lecture will address all of these issues and give the NASCAR medical staff and track personnel a new tool for those drivers who are entrapped after a race incident.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM SECURITY: Severe Weather Threat Protocol and Alert Systems (Part 2 of 2)
Speaker(s): Troy Willrick
Discussion on how tracks handle large venue outdoor events and notification of staff and stakeholders for severe weather. Discuss improvements to communication and EAP plans during the 2016 season. References and samples will be made available for download.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM TRACK SERVICES: My Vroom with a View
Speaker(s): Jeff Burton, Rick Allen, Steve Letart
 
11:20 AM - 12:50 PMLUNCH
 
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM OPERATIONS: A Multi Vehicle Incident Just Happened After a Restart on Lap 20 of a 300 Lap Race, a Moderated Discussion
Speaker(s): Pete D'Agresta, Steve Swift, Amy McWilliams, & Steve Ely
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM MEDICAL: Concussion Management – New Therapies
Speaker(s):  Robert Cantu, M.A., M.D., FACS, FANNS, FICS, FACSM
This presentation will focus on proper management of concussion and present newer therapies which are becoming more well-known and utilized. It will also focus on the dangers of mismanaging a concussion that include a prolonged post-concussion syndrome, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Each of these conditions will be explained in detail and the latest thinking and research covered as well. Traditional concussion therapies such as vestibular therapy, ocular therapy, cervicogenic cervical spine therapy, cranial sacral therapy, as well as the Myoworx protocol will be discussed. The role of yoga, meditation, and bio-feedback, in concussion management will be explained. Finally some of the newest therapies such as the Vasper therapy utilizing increased natural release of growth hormone by the brain and peripheral vision therapies such as Dinovision will be explained. At the end of the presentation one will understand all of these conditions and therapies and their specific role in concussion management. Finally the role of pharmacy in terms of medications if therapies prove inefficient will be covered in detail as well.
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM SECURITY: Security Staff Planning
Speaker(s): Bobby O'Gorman & Ed Chappell
For one or two weekends each year, NASCAR tracks welcome hundreds of thousands of race fans into their facilities. Overnight, tracks turn into large cities that require hired staff to secure property, keep people safe and assist guests with accurate race-day information. Thousands of people hired to help run a facility on race day may be working there for the first and only time. How can a facility effectively train staff to best perform their jobs, while also giving the best possible experience to your guests?

This presentation will discuss creating and using event handbooks and maps to educate and train race-day staff on frequently asked questions from fans and company policies to ensure a positive experience for all guests.
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM TRACK SERVICES: A Multi Vehicle Incident Just Happened After a Restart on Lap 20 of a 300 Lap Race, a Moderated Discussion
Speaker(s): Pete D'Agresta, Steve Swift, Amy McWilliams, & Steve Ely
 
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM OPERATIONS: Inspecting Your Track: How to Prevent Race Delays and Extend the Life of Your Track
Speaker(s): Bob Harrington, Brian Prowell, & Bill Braniff
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM MEDICAL: Sudden Cardiac Death Awareness and Prevention: Venue Specific Emergency Action Plans
Speaker(s): Richard Lamphier, RN
As the medical professionals of NASCAR and race venues we have a responsibility to make sure our venues are prepared to respond to a medical emergency. This presentation will focus on getting the non-medical venue staff prepared to respond in a Cardiac or Medical emergency. We will discuss components necessary for effective Emergency Action Plans(EAP) designed for laypersons and venue specific locations. The equipment needed, proper location of AED's, communication plans and follow-up post event will be discussed. We will have recommendations and templates available for participants to design their venue specific EAP's. We will provide recommended practice drill templates and response time documentation formats. At the completion of this presentation the participant will recognize the importance of having all staff at their venue prepared to respond to a medical emergency before, during and after race weekends.
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM SECURITY: 2016 Security Updates
Speaker(s): Mike Lentz & Forrest Frazier
1:55 PM - 2:45 PMTRACK SERVICES: The times are changing; Are you onboard or will you be left behind
Speaker(s): Paul Byrd, IMSA Track Services
 
3:00 PM - 3:50 PMOPERATIONS: Vacuum System Dust Control
Speaker(s): Jeff Miles
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM MEDICAL: Crew Resource Management in Emergency Medical Care
Speaker(s): Kent Spitler, RN, NRP, MSEd
Crew Resource Management training originated from a NASA workshop in 1979, which found that the primary cause of most aviation accidents was human error. Crew Resource Management (CRM), a sub-domain of team training is a system used in medical training inspired by aviation training. CRM training encompasses a wide range of knowledge, skills and attitudes including communications, situational awareness problem solving, decision-making, and teamwork. Many involved in the training consider CRM in medicine has tremendous potential based on its success in aviation. This type of training can also be seen in practice by NASCAR pit crew teams. Given the interdisciplinary nature our work and the necessity for cooperation, one can conclude that teamwork plays an important role in ensuring patient safety and avoiding errors. Teams make fewer mistakes than do individuals do, especially when each team member knows his or her responsibilities and improve overall performance.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM TRACK SERVICES: The future of racetrack recovery
Speaker(s): Chris LeClaire
 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CLOSING SESSION

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Leonard Wheeler
Senior Communication Consultant, game on Nation, LLC


Former NFL player turned power player on the coaching circuit, Leonard Wheeler has been a change agent for athletes, executives, and major corporations for the last 15 years. His competitive spirit, power to motivate, and infectious personality have taken him all over the world. From serving on the boards of prominent national organizations to addressing corporations in London, Barcelona, Seville and even the survivors of the Columbine tragedy, Leonard is highly sought after to motivate, train, coach and lead.

As the President of Wheeler Enterprises, Inc., owner of Athletes Institute and as a certified game on Nation instructor, Leonard has worked with NASCAR, Capital One, MIT, Vanguard, Bojangles, Ford, AAA, N Group, Carolina's Medical, Abbott Laboratories, White Knight Engineering, Habitat for Humanity, the NFLPA, and the NFL, to name a few. Leonard is an Ambassador for the NFL, a national speaker for the NFL’s "Fuel Up To Play 60", and serves on the NFLPA Former Players Board and the NFLPA Finance Committee.

Leonard attended Troy University and played eight years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, and the Carolina Panthers after being selected in the third round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Communications.

 

MEDICAL


Brian E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P
Professor of Emergency Medicine- University of Nevada School of Medicine


Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician, researcher, and EMS author. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada -School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He is the author of numerous EMS textbooks and has over 1 million books in print. Dr. Bledsoe was named “Hero of Emergency Medicine” in 2008 by the American College of Emergency Physicians and a “Hero of Health and Fitness” by Men’s Health magazine. Dr. Bledsoe is medical director for MedicWest ambulance in Las Vegas and the annual Burning Man event.


Robert C. Cantu, M.A., M.D., FACS, FANNS, FICS, FACSM -
Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research for the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center
Clinical Professor Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Founding Medical Director Concussion Legacy Foundation (formally Sports Legacy Institute, SLI)


Dr. Cantu is the Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research for the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Associate Chairman Department of Surgery, and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. He is a founder of the Center for the study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University Medical School where he is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Section Co-Chair Mackey-White National Football League Players Association Health and Safety Committee; -Founder and Medical Director Concussion Legacy Foundation (formally Sports Legacy Institute); Member World Rugby Concussion Advisory Group; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Senior Advisor Brain Injury Center and Adjunct Staff, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Vice President Chair Scientific Advisory Committee National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). He also consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams. He also is a professional consultant to the USA Rugby Medical & Risk Committee sub-committee for Sports Concussion. He has published over 400 scientific articles including 33 books on Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Sports Medicine. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California Berkley. Jointly, in medical school and graduate school, he received his M.A. degree in endocrinology in 1962, and in 1963, his M.D. from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Following a surgical internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1963-1964, he began a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and simultaneous position of research fellow in physiology at Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his residency in 1968, he joined the neurosurgery staff at MGH, where his practice and laboratory were located, while assuming the position of Acting Assistant Director of Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Boston City Hospital.


Dr. Jeffrey Eric Carter, MD FACS


Dr. Jeff Carter is a burn and trauma surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, NC. He graduated from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine with honors and completed his residency training at Wake Forest University with an additional research fellowship in surgical education. He continued his training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Burn Surgery where he received the Womack Scholar Award. In 2008, his research in burn injuries was recognized by the American Burn Association with the Moyer Award. He has won numerous teaching awards locally and nationally and is credited as the cofounder of the Center for Applied Learning, an experiential learning center driven to improve patient care outcomes. His clinical and research interests coupled with the design of novel biomimetic simulators has resulted in a near zero sentinel event rate in the operating room and improved trauma team efficiency with severely injured patients. He currently serves as the Associate Director for the Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center, Medical Director for the Wake Forest Innovations Center for Applied Learning, and as the Director of Surgical Education for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Department of General Surgery.


Hugh W. Cline III, BS, CMTE, EMT-P, CCEMTP, FP-C
Flight Paramedic
PHI Air Medical AirCare Medevac
Virginia

Hugh graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he completed his bachelor's degree and paramedic certification. He has been flight paramedic for PHI Air Medical’s AirCare Medevac for the past eight years and has been a paramedic for over a decade. He frequently lectures around the region with his primary interest being advanced airway management, envenomations, and trauma. Hugh has also been a flight paramedic for several Richmond NASCAR races over the years while at PHI. Hugh resides in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife Erica and their two dogs. He is currently applying to medical school for 2016.


Dr. Glenn Gaston, M.D.

Dr. R. Glenn Gaston has been the Chief of Hand Service for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center since 2008 and Vice President since 2012. He is the Program Director for the OrthoCarolina Hand & Wrist Fellowship.

Dr. Gaston earned his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Georgia where he was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He then returned to his home state of Tennessee where he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis. His internship and orthopedic surgery residency were completed at the Atlanta Medical Center where he served on the hospital ethics committee as well. He was awarded a distinguished hand surgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Gaston is heavily involved in upper extremity research and has received numerous honors, including awards from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He lectures regularly at both regional and national upper extremity conferences and as an invited guest professor annually. Dr. Gaston is very active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand where he serves on the Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee, Resident Education Committee, and served as the Chairman of the Young Members Steering Committee. Dr. Gaston serves as the hand consultant for the Carolina Panthers and NASCAR. He was named one of the top 45 hand surgeons in the U.S. by Becker’s ASC in 2011 and received the Faculty Teaching Award for Carolinas Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 2014.


Robert J. Hyde, MD, MA, NRP, FACEP

Dr. Robert J. Hyde is an attending emergency physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and New London Hospital in New London, NH. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Hyde completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and fellowship training in Emergency Ultrasound at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE. He has extensive background in EMS, including ground, fixed wing and rotary wing retrieval services. @roberthydemd


Richard Lamphier, RN

Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in critical care, emergency rooms, and critical care transport. The last 2 ½ years as the Clinical Program Manager of Project S.A.V.E. He currently is the Director of Legislation and Public Policy, for the Georgia Nurses Association, a member of the Georgia High School Association Sports Medicine Safety Committee, a member of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation review board for the CDC-NIH funded Death in the Young study. He is also on the PACES national task force for preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young


Bobby Lewis, MD
Medical Director- Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR Consulting Physician

Dr. Bobby Lewis has been involved with NASCAR racing at Talladega Superspeedway since 1981 as a staff physician on the LifeSaver helicopter and in the Infield Care Center. He became Medical Director at Talladega 20 years ago and was involved in the planning of the NASCAR Medical Liaison program. He has remained a Physician Consultant for NASCAR since the Medical Liaison program began. He has been actively involved with the racing community and has given numerous presentations to racing and sports organizations. Dr. Lewis is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In addition he has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for over 30 years.


Andy Miller, NR-P, CCEMT-P,FP-C


Andy is a dedicated Flight Paramedic and EMS educator with an extensive background in expedition and remote patient care. For the last seven years Andy has been providing pre-hospital and acute care to the most serious trauma and medical patients of the New England region as a Flight Paramedic with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART). With over 20 years of Wilderness education experience, Andy is a lead instructor of Advanced Wilderness Life Support at Dartmouth. He is an integral member of the Air Medical team provided by DHART for multiple NASCAR events at the NH Motor Speedway.


Tressa Naik, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Physician Consultant
Medical Director for the City of Henderson Fire Department


Tressa D. Naik, MD is the Assistant Medical Director at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a current NASCAR Physician Consultant, physician at University Medical Center in Las Vegas and Medical Director for the City of Henderson Fire Department. These diverse roles allow her the unique opportunity to share her knowledge of patient care both on and off the track in regards to EMS response. It is a continual learning process which drives her passion for education and safety.

She continues to work and live in the Henderson/Las Vegas area where she has the opportunity to go back to her roots in the education of Emergency Medicine residents at University Medical Center, Las Vegas and the EMP Firefighter program.


Dustin J. Petersen, MD, MPH


Dustin J. Petersen, MD, MPH is a trauma surgeon at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, earned a Masters Degree in public health at UNC Chapel Hill, completed residency training in general surgery in Columbus, Ohio, and recently finished a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He has experience working in the emergency department, cardiac cath lab, as an EMT, and as a volunteer firefighter. In addition to injury crash research, he is also interested in clinical education, public policy, and emergency medical services administration.

Dustin and his wife, Karen, live in Morgantown with their two children, Clay and Olivia.


Tim Pohlman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery- Indiana University School of Medicine
Director of Trauma Intensive Care and Trauma Outreach- Indiana University Health Methodist
Associate Director- LifeLine Air Ambulance Service


Dr. Pohlman is Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and serves as Director of Trauma Intensive Care, Director of Trauma Outreach, and Associate Director LifeLine Air Ambulance Service at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Pohlman is board-certified in Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care. Dr. Pohlman has received numerous awards during his career, including AΩA and Outstanding Teacher of the Year from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Dr. Pohlman serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Rural Health Association and the Brain Injury Association of Indiana.


Kent Spitler, RN, NRP, CPP

Kent Spitler is a paramedic, registered nurse, EMS educator, and education administrator with 40 years experience in pre-hospital medicine and emergency medicine. He is a Registered Nurse for Carolinas Health Care System Event Medicine Team for 16 years and is the Department Chair/Director for EMS Education at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton in Educational Leadership and held several committee and board positions. Kent is owner of Education Concepts that focuses on team training, planning, assessment and evaluation in healthcare and education.


Joe Van Vickle
Chief Medicolegal Investigator for the Office of Coroner, Darke Co. Ohio

Joe has been an investigator in the Coroner’s office since 1996. Prior to, he had 20 years in EMS as an EMT-Paramedic. For 30 years, on week-ends, he was an Official with AMA Pro Racing which is now part of Daytona Motor Sports. He was the Grand National series starter when he left in 2007. On the race track he had the responsibility for riders and track safety personnel. He has had to give deposition in on track injury cases as well as those that were fatal and the case’s that involved spectator injury. Presently, he is an active member of SOMDI, and also serves on OMORT as an MLI. He has pre-plan involvement for Eldora Speedway, which is in Darke Co.

OPERATIONS


T.J. Davenport
Air Titan Program Manager / Track Services Coordinator, NASCAR


T. J. is an honorably discharged Naval Veteran that specialized in aircraft firefighting and salvage operations onboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. Upon leaving the U.S. Navy after five years of service, T.J. returned home 2005 where he returned to school and earned his paramedic credential. T.J. began his career in the fire service at the age of 15 in eastern North Carolina where he has spent the remainder of that time serving his community as a medic and firefighter in Richmond County, NC where he also worked as a firefighter and paramedic at the Rockingham Speedway and Rockingham drag strip.


Bob Harrington


Prior to retiring, Mr. Harrington was Senior Engineer for the company that resurfaced Michigan International Speedway twice over a period of twenty years. The resurfacing project of 1994/95 was a design-build contract requiring a new asphalt pavement mix design capable of resisting forces that were damaging existing tracks. The resulting design-build specifications used on the MIS project have become the basis of the specifications used on almost all bituminous tracks paved since 1995.

Mr. Harrington has worked on more than 20 race tracks in United States, England, Canada and Mexico.

Currently he is a consultant to International Speedway Corporation and was part of the team that reconstructed Darlington, Talladega, Homestead/Miami, Phoenix, Richmond and Watkins-Glen Speedways.


Catherine Kummer
Director, Green Innovation and STEM Platforms, NASCAR


Catherine Kummer is NASCAR’s Director of Green Innovation. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Catherine supports the widespread adoption and implementation of sustainability practices across the sport. She joined NASCAR in 2004 and over the last three years has worked on existing and new initiatives across the industry for a platform that in just over the last six years has grown into the largest sustainability program in all of sports and one of the most impactful green programs in the public and private sectors. NASCAR boasts the three largest green programs in sports: renewable energy, recycling and clean air. In addition to working with partners such as the US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency and NRDC on developing new programs for implementation across the sport, Catherine also focuses her attention on growing and continuing programs that have recycled more than 20 million bottles and cans; 600,000 race tires; and enough oil to power the Empire State Building for one year. She manages a national tree planting initiative that with partners has planted enough trees (400,000+) to completely offset carbon emissions for all NASCAR national series racing for the past five years of NASCAR Green, plus the next 40 years. Catherine is also responsible for taking NASCAR Green into the digital landscape with the award winning NASCAR.com/Green, a go-to portal for green content applied practically and twitter handle @NASCARGreen. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Catherine is also a LEED Green Associate.


Jeff Miles


Jeff Miles and has been helping design and supplying Elgin Sweepers to airports, municipalities, contractors and racetracks for over 24 years.

His Elgin Dealership, Key Equipment & Supply Company has sold Elgin Sweepers since 1962. In 2001 he had the opportunity to sweep the race surface at the new Kansas Speedway to help prevent airborne dust during a locally televised test session. After that test, Jeff left the track with several ideas for a design of a sweeper that would excel on a racetrack surface, along with working efficiently around a race track complex. Since then Jeff has assisted Elgin Sweeper Co. with the NASCAR Green Elgin Sweeper program. Jeff was presented the 2014 NASCAR Innovation Award for his efforts bringing unique sweeping solutions to complex problems related to track clean-up that, while often not apparent to the fans, have helped make the racing safer and better for the entire industry.

In addition to Jeff's normal job designing and selling street sweepers, he is also a lead driver for the Richard Petty Driving Experience, in which gives him an added appreciation for clean track conditions while traveling to tracks across the United States. This also gives him the opportunity to see firsthand the different tracks and their sweeping programs/hurdles.


Matt Stovcsik
Director, Operations, NASCAR Productions


Troy Willrick
Senior Director of Event & Emergency Services, Daytona International Speedway


Troy Willrick serves as the Senior Director of Event & Emergency Services at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. Willrick, who joined Daytona International Speedway in 2005, is responsible for event operations and oversight of Emergency Services including Fire Rescue, Care Centers, Race Control and OSHA/EPA regulatory issues. Willrick began his career in public safety in 1980 as an EMT, Paramedic, Shift Operations Manager for Volusia County EMS System. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff and Flight Paramedic for Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Troy, along with his wife Teri, have three children and three grandchildren and reside in Palm Coast, Florida.

SECURITY


Ed Chappell
Sonoma Raceway


Ed has been married for 34 years to his wife Sherre, and has 3 boys Andre, Chance, Brandon. Ed has lived in California for the last 30 years while working for the federal government as a civil service worker. He retired from the Air Force reserves 3 years ago after serving for 33 years. Ed has been working for Sonoma raceway in part time capacity for the past 17 race seasons, and two years ago accepted the job of Director of Security for the track. Ed loves bowling, walking, hunting, going out to dinner and all types of racing.


Jay Fraiolli
Homestead-Miami Speedway


Jay Fraioli has been a State trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol since 1986. During his tenure with FHP Jay has been assigned to many security details such as the September 1987 Pope John Paul II/President Ronald Reagan visit, Hurricane Andrew Disaster Task Force in 1991, ValueJet Flight #592 Crash Recovery in 1996, (Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) summit and related protests in downtown Miami during November 2003, USSS team to various Presidential and Vice presidential details from 2004 as well as University of Miami Football Team Security starting in 2002. Jay has been with Homestead-Miami Speedway as Director of Security & Access for 10 years starting with 2006 NASCAR Championship Weekend. Numerous security initiatives piloted by Jay at HMS have become embraced by the industry such as fan text messaging, ISS247 Incident Management and fan-friendly event signage creating better communication to guests. After studying in the BS Journalism program at Louisiana State University, Jay returned to Miami, entered the FHP while also operating a family business.


Forrest Frazier
Director, Security, NASCAR


Prior to joining NASCAR, Forrest worked for Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA. as the Director of Security. Forrest retired with 32 years of law enforcement with the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento County Sheriff Department and California Alcohol Law Enforcement. Forrest worked a variety of positions and retired as the commander of Special Operations Unit specializing in narcotics and organized crime. Forrest has extensive experience having participated in joint operations in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe New Year’s events, multiple agency narcotic investigations and rescue operations during floods and disasters.


Mike Lentz
Senior Director, Security, NASCAR


Prior to joining NASCAR, Mike worked for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) as Director of Security and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in Gainesville, FL. Mike possesses over 27 years of law enforcement experience as a uniform Deputy Sheriff and a Detective assigned to the Major Case Squad (Homicide/Sex Crimes). Mike is certified in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and post blast investigations. Mike has extensive event management experience having assisted in the joint coordination of law enforcement operations at Ben Griffin Stadium at the University of FL.


Charlie McGonigal
FBI


Bobby O'Gorman
Sonoma Raceway

Bobby O’Gorman, who started at Sonoma Raceway as an intern in 1999 when he was a student at Washington State University, has served as Director of Operations for the Northern California facility for 13 years. O’Gorman oversees the track’s safety and security departments, and manages the parking, shuttle and traffic operations for all major events, including NASCAR, NHRA and INDYCAR.

During his tenure, O’Gorman has played an integral role in elevating the overall event experience for guests at Sonoma Raceway by improving highway and way-finding signage and creating more effective event-day handouts and training materials to better prepare staff for interacting with fans. He also completely redesigned the raceway’s shuttle routes, as well as traffic ingress and egress plans, to most efficiently transport fans throughout the facility.


John Power
Daytona International Speedway


John Power began his career in law enforcement with the Daytona Beach Police Department in 1972 and retired in 1996 as Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. During his career he held many positions within the department and spent the majority of his career as an investigator or supervisor of investigations. Immediately upon his retirement in 1995, after almost 25 years with DBPD, John began his second career with Daytona International Speedway and International Speedway Corporation. John is currently the Senior Director of Security for Daytona International Speedway and International Speedway Corporation which owns and operates twelve racing facilities across the country. John graduated with a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and is a graduate of the 183rd session of the FBI National Academy. John resides in Ormond Beach, FL with his wife, Carol, and they have two children and four beautiful granddaughters. In his spare time, John likes to fish and chase that little white ball.


Kerrigan Smith
Virginia Raceway


As the COO for Virginia International Raceway I would like to challenge myself and the wonderful team at VIR to keep moving VIR forward and to focus on our track renters, Club Members, racing roots and to maintain the title as one of the top road racing tracks in the country and one of the favorites of the pro's. It is my intention to continue the growth of VIR into a more recognized spectator track and a world class circuit with racing events that still has the "historic" and "state park" atmosphere, while still being on the cutting edge of improvements and upgrades that all of our renters and customers can benefit from.

A native of Midlothian, VA and now currently living in Greensboro, NC. I had spent 8 years with Synergy Racing, formally G&W Motorsports, located in VIR's industrial park racing in the Grand American Rolex Series as everything from a pit crew member to senior management.

Before racing I was a ski lift mechanic for Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, CO and relocated to Mount Sunapee Resort in Sunapee, NH to be their Director of Lifts.


Michele Stuart
JAG Investigations


Michele Stuart is the owner and operator of JAG Investigations, Inc. since its creation in 1997. Previous to this she was employed by Assets Intelligence starting a financial investigative career in 1990. Michele has over 25 years of experience in OSINT, counter intelligence, insurance fraud investigations, financial investigations, threat assessments, due diligence, corporate & competitive intelligence. Over the past 15 years, she has taught hundreds of classes in open source intelligence and social media investigations for the law enforcement and military intelligence communities as well as the financial industry and insurance industry on a global level. She is an Instructor at Quantico (FBI Academy) for International training programs and an Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia.


Joe Van Vickle
Chief Medicolegal Investigator for the Office of Coroner, Darke Co. Ohio

Joe has been an investigator in the Coroner’s office since 1996. Prior to, he had 20 years in EMS as an EMT-Paramedic. For 30 years, on week-ends, he was an Official with AMA Pro Racing which is now part of Daytona Motor Sports. He was the Grand National series starter when he left in 2007. On the race track he had the responsibility for riders and track safety personnel. He has had to give deposition in on track injury cases as well as those that were fatal and the case’s that involved spectator injury. Presently, he is an active member of SOMDI, and also serves on OMORT as an MLI. He has pre-plan involvement for Eldora Speedway, which is in Darke Co.


Troy Willrick
Senior Director of Event & Emergency Services, Daytona International Speedway


Troy Willrick serves as the Senior Director of Event & Emergency Services at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. Willrick, who joined Daytona International Speedway in 2005, is responsible for event operations and oversight of Emergency Services including Fire Rescue, Care Centers, Race Control and OSHA/EPA regulatory issues. Willrick began his career in public safety in 1980 as an EMT, Paramedic, Shift Operations Manager for Volusia County EMS System. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff and Flight Paramedic for Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Troy, along with his wife Teri, have three children and three grandchildren and reside in Palm Coast, Florida.

TRACK SERVICES


Dave Barlow
Track Services Coordinator, IMSA


Dave currently serves as a Track Services Coordinator for IMSA as well as the Captain of Engine Company 410 in the Baileys Crossroads area of Fairfax County Virginia. Dave began his fire service career in 1995 as a volunteer and was appointed to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in 1998. Over the past 17 years Dave has been primarily assigned to one of the departments Technical Rescue Companies as both a firefighter and officer. Prior to his assignment to Fire Station 10, Dave held a 5 year position at the Training Academy serving as the Captain of Field Training which is responsible for the training of 1400 career and volunteer personnel.


Paul Byrd
IMSA

Paul currently serves as a Track Services Coordinator for IMSA as well as a Lt./Paramedic of Engine Company 821 in Lake Wales, an area of Polk County Florida. Paul began his career at Sebring Fire Dept. in 1994. In 1996 Paul started his Track Services career as a pit lane firefighter at Sebring International Raceway. Paul has served on the IMSA Track Services Team for the past 18 years holding multiple positions ranging from firefighter to Paramedic to Crew Chief. In 2007 Paul became an instructor at Ridge Technical College where he teaches numerous fire classes from Minimum Standards to Technical Rescue courses.


Michael Donovan
Track Services Coordinator, NASCAR


Gayla Haight
Track Services Coordinator, NASCAR


Scott Kraut


Scott is currently assigned as a Lieutenant on Tower Ladder 440 located in the Fair Oaks region of Fairfax County Virginia. Scott has been in the fire service for over 20 years serving at the ranks of Firefighter Paramedic, Engine Chauffeur and Truck Officer which included a 4 year position in charge of the departments Field Training Section at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. Scott also serves as a lead instructor for Traditions Training since 2004.


Chris LeClaire
Track Services Coordinator, NASCAR


Todd Marshall
Manager, Track Services, NASCAR


Todd M. Marshall is a Track Services Manager for NASCAR, Mr. Marshall recently retired from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department after 23 years of service at the rank of Captain. Todd has been in the fire service since 1982, he started as a volunteer firefighter in Delaware. Prior to NASCAR Todd was with Dover Motorsports Inc., where he worked at the Dover International Speedway, working everything from the garage to finally ending up on the tool truck. Todd Marshall has been involved with training within the fire service from the firefighter to the battalion chief with didactic and hands on evolutions and scenario based training for the past 20 years.


Chad McGunegill
Manager, Track Services, IMSA


Joey Meier


Joe Van Vickle
Chief Medicolegal Investigator for the Office of Coroner, Darke Co. Ohio

Joe has been an investigator in the Coroner’s office since 1996. Prior to, he had 20 years in EMS as an EMT-Paramedic. For 30 years, on week-ends, he was an Official with AMA Pro Racing which is now part of Daytona Motor Sports. He was the Grand National series starter when he left in 2007. On the race track he had the responsibility for riders and track safety personnel. He has had to give deposition in on track injury cases as well as those that were fatal and the case’s that involved spectator injury. Presently, he is an active member of SOMDI, and also serves on OMORT as an MLI. He has pre-plan involvement for Eldora Speedway, which is in Darke Co.

2016 NASCAR Summit Exhibitor Packet
2016 Exhibitor Hall Layout
2016 Embassy Suites Exhibitor Order Form



GOLD

 
                    

SILVER

Amkus
Esri
GT Grandstands/Cheaha Construction
Racing Radios


BRONZE

Akron
All Traffic Solutions
ANSUL
Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus
Bryson Industries
Columbia Southern University
DeTect, Inc.
Elgin
Empty Wallet Imagineering
Enforcer One
Gel Tech Solutions
G-Force Racing Gear
Graybar
ISS 24/7
JKS Motorsports
Outdoor American Images
Owens Corning
Point Source
Porta Kleen
Pro-Tech 8
R & B Fabrications
Smith Fence
Southeastern Equipment
TEAM Coalition
Tensator
The NASCAR Foundation
Tortal Training
UltraSite
United Site Services
VA Golf Cars

OUTDOOR

Elgin
GoVision
Muddy Creek Motorsports
Southeastern Equipment
Stapleton Security


Question: Are tours of the NASCAR Research & Development Center available?
Answer: The NASCAR Research & Development Center is a working research facility and as such, is not open to tours.
   
Question: What race shops are nearby? Can I get a “behind- the-scenes” tour?
Answer: Please see the Area Information for a listing of all of the area’s attractions, including the race shops. Each team or shop has their own hours and guidelines for tours and visitors. Remember that all the teams are busy preparing for the start of the season, so asking for special access would not be appropriate.
   
Question: Are tours of Charlotte Motor Speedway available?
Answer: The Charlotte Motor Speedway is located just a few minutes from the Embassy Suites – Concord Convention Center. The Gift Shop offers tours on a regular basis for a small fee.
   
Question: Is there any time for me to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte?
Answer: Please plan to arrive early or stay an extra day or two to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as well as the Race Shops in the area!
   
Question: Can my spouse or other guest attend the Summit with me?
Answer: Yes. Although attendance at the individual educational sessions is restricted, guests may register and attend the welcome reception, vendor reception, College Football Playoff/Casino evening event, and vendor hall for a $50 fee before December 1st and $100 late registration fee after December 1st. Guests who do not attend any Summit functions are not required to register. We do encourage each attendee to comply with any corporate travel guidelines regarding guests.
   
Question: Where can attendees go for meals?
Answer: A complete listing of local restaurants can be found at the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau website, the link can be found on the Area Information page. We are working with local restaurants as well to offer a discount while you are visiting with us. Please visit the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau Information Table during registration for more information on these discounts!
   
Question: How do I get credit for attending the class?
Answer: You receive credit by having your Summit badge scanned by the room hosts positioned near the exit of each Summit meeting room. This information is critical in helping us plan future Summit programs, so please take the time to have your badge scanned.
   
Question: Is it important to be scanned at the end of the session?
Answer: Yes! The information we obtain helps us plan future Summit activity.
   
Question: How do I obtain a list of the sessions I attended?
Answer: You can get access to a listing of sessions you attended by logging in to the NASCAR Learning Management System (http://training.nascartrackservices.com /). Simply click on ‘View’, ‘My History’ to get a full list of your educational activity.
   
Question: How do I get certificates for attending a session?
Answer: Log in to the NASCAR Learning Management System (http://training.nascartrackservices.com /). Simply click on ‘View’, ‘My History’. To the right of each line is a hyperlink ‘certificate’ that will open in a new browser window.
   
Question: NASCAR'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM What is the website address?
Answer: The Learning Management System can be found by visiting http://training.nascartrackservices.com /. NASCAR’s LMS tracks all Summit educational activity, as well as all the efforts of NASCAR’s Training & Development Group.
   
Question: NASCAR'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM How is my account created? Do I need to do that?
Answer: Most attendees already have an account in NASCAR’s Learning Management System . Those who do not will have an account created for them as part of the Summit’s registration process. You may access the account by visiting the LMS web site (http://training.nascartrackservices.com/). Click ‘Log In’ in the blue menu bar. You may log in using either your e-mail address or the six-digit number on your Summit badge (81-1234, please include the hyphen). If NASCAR created the account for you, try using the word NASCAR. You can also use the ‘lost password’ link found underneath the password box.
   
Question: NASCAR'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM I lost my password. What do I do?
Answer: The system will e-mail your current password to you. From the ‘Log In’ page, click the ‘lost password’ link found directly under the password box.
   
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT What continuing education credit is available for the NASCAR Summit?
Answer:

Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirement lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity.
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for the NASCAR Summit have been applied for through Winston – Salem State University.
We are very fortunate that Novant Health will be providing CME's for physicians again this year.
Nurses and medical professionals from other disciplines may request continuing education credit through CME reciprocity through their governing professional board.

   
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT I am a nursing professional. Is continuing nursing education credit available for Summit activity?
Answer:

Nurses and medical professionals from other disciplines may request continuing education credit through CME reciprocity through their governing professional board.

Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirement lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity.
   
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT I am a physician. Is continuing education credit available for Summit activity?
Answer: Our plan is to provide continuing education credits for the 2016 Summit attendees. For the 2015 Summit, Contact hours were provided by Novant Health in Charlotte, NC. We will be pursuing this partnership again. Check back on the website for progress. Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirements lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity.
   
Question: What if I can no longer attend the NASCAR Summit?
Answer: If for any reason you are no longer able to attend the Summit you may cancel your registration by e-mailing us at nascarsummit@nascar.com. Your registration fee is non-refundable, but we would be happy to apply it towards your 2017 NASCAR Summit registration.
   
Question: What are my payment options?
Answer:

Before December 1st: Payments are accepted via credit card or company check.
December 1st – December 10th: Payments are accepted via credit card only and are subject to the late registration fee of $100.

After December 10th: Online registration is closed, payments via credit card, check or cash will be accepted on site.
   
Question: What is NASCAR Event Management's address?
Answer:

NASCAR Event Management’s headquarters is One Daytona Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. However, Summit payments should be sent to Ebony Lockett at NASCAR's R&D Center at 7010 West Winds Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027.

   
Question: Why is there a registration fee this year?
Answer:

The NASCAR Summit has grown exponentially in size and prestige in the decade since it began, and has become a vital component of our preparation for each season. In order to preserve the integrity of this professional exchange, it has become necessary to include a minimal registration fee. Maintaining the quality of the experience for the participants is a top priority.

   

 

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Lockett, Ebony 704.720.3127 elockett@nascar.com Registration, Payment & Hotel Coordinator
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Robertson, Rodney 704.277.4184 rrobertson@nascar.com Agenda - Track Services
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