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NASCAR Honors Those ‘Behind The Scenes’ At Annual Summit

Jan 10, 2013

NASCAR Honors Those ‘Behind The Scenes’ At Annual Summit

Iowa Speedway’s Tyler Clement Among Honorees At Track Services Event


From Homestead to Las Vegas, a bevy of NASCAR awards have been given out in the past two months. And this past weekend, a few more accolades were distributed to a number of industry personnel who are integral to every NASCAR race weekend.


These individuals perfect their craft behind the scenes, and earlier this week, NASCAR recognized industry leaders in track services, safety and security at the annual NASCAR Track Services Summit held in Concord, N.C.


Several awards were handed out to honorees who displayed excellence in their respective fields during the 2012 NASCAR race season. Among them was Iowa Speedway Director of Operations, Tyler Clement, who was honored with the ‘NASCAR Security Award for Excellence’ by NASCAR’s operational executives.


“I am very proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone on our outstanding security staff at Iowa Speedway,” Clement said.  “This honor it is shared by the dedicated men and women that I am privileged to work with and around, and I am very fortunate to have such an excellent staff working our events at the track.”


Other award winners included:


JIM BOCKHOVEN TRACK SERVICES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD … Dr. Jerry Petty, Charlotte Motor Speedway & Carolinas Medical Center

TRACK SERVICES MISSION AWARD … Ruben Rayneri, Homestead-Miami Speedway

TRACK SERVICES INNOVATION AWARD … Robert Garland, Darlington Raceway

EXCELLENCE IN TRACK SERVICES AWARD … Jay Donnay, Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR SECURITY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE … Billie Hodges, Talladega Superspeedway



(Nursing Director Award) … Shelby Lash, Homestead-Miami Speedway

(Above and Beyond Award) … Michelle Robertson, New Hampshire Motor Speedway


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.


In addition to the contingent from Iowa Speedway, NASCAR welcomed representatives from all tracks that host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and GRAND-AM Road Racing as well as NASCAR Home Tracks that host developmental series events.


Additional information about Iowa Speedway is available online at the facility’s official website,, or by calling the toll-free telephone line at 866-RUSTY-GO (787-8946).






About Iowa Speedway


Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, or visit to learn more.


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Iowa Speedway


Phone: (641) 791-8041  Cell: (641) 521-5455



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 175 countries and in 25 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED, Motor Racing Network Radio, Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand-loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as three international series. Also part of NASCAR is GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series, known for competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America. The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be the Shootout at Daytona on Feb. 16 on FOX. For more information and a complete schedule, visit Follow NASCAR on or on Twitter: @NASCAR.


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