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.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Register for 2016 Annual NASCAR Summit

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 - 2:00 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. Bryan Bledsoe, 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
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWELCOME RECEPTION
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMTRIVIA SHOWDOWN

8:30 AM - 9:45 PM GENERAL SESSION: TBD
 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Green Initiative Update
Speaker(s): Catherine Kummer, Manager of NASCAR Green Innovation
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: Risk Mitigation
Speaker(s): Gabe Feldman
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM TRACK SERVICES: Discussion Panel on Motivation
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Race Team
 
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM OPERATIONS: 2016 R&D Center Safety Update and Air Titan Operations
Speaker(s): T.J. Davenport
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: Incidents & Track Response
Speaker(s): John Power, Kerrigan Smith & Jay Fraioli
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM TRACK SERVICES: Ownership Lecture
Speaker(s): Gayla Haight & Race Team Crew Chief/Member
 
11:55 AM - 1:30 PMLUNCH
 
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Painting and Prep Guide / Operational Update
Speaker(s): Tim Bermann / Scott French
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMMEDICAL: Confused, Combative, and Critically Ill: Managing the Patient with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Speaker(s): Dr. Robert J. Hyde
Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of trauma-related deaths and accounts for significant direct medical costs, permanent disability and loss of productivity. Early interventions are critical for optimizing patient outcomes. Using a case-based approach, we will discuss the issues confronting pre-hospital providers in assessing and managing the patient with severe TBI, including appropriate diagnostic tests, acute therapeutic options, resource utilization and best management strategies. Specifically, we will address how we examine and evaluate the patient with TBI, review specific therapies including pharmacologic management for sedation, airway management and increased intra-cranial pressure.
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM SECURITY: Social Media Monitoring
Speaker(s): Michele Stuart
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM TRACK SERVICES: Turning Followers into Leaders: Preserving the Past While Security the Future of Track Services
Speaker(s):  Michael Donovan
 
2:35 PM - 3:20 PM OPERATIONS:  The State of NASCAR Competition
Speaker(s):  TBD
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM MEDICAL: Medicolegal Aspects of Motorsports
Speaker(s):  Joe Van Vickle: Coroner at Eldora
To address concerns and needs of respective disciplines. Why requirements are the way they are. Issues that promoters and sanctioning bodies face. The reason MLI (Medicolegal Investigations) are done. The importance of thorough investigations (criminal and civil), securing the scene, and the all-important protection of the information concerning those involved.
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM SECURITY: Medicolegal Aspects of Motorsports
Speaker(s): Joe Van Vickle: Coroner at Eldora 
To address concerns and needs of respective disciplines. Why requirements are the way they are. Issues that promoters and sanctioning bodies face. The reason MLI (Medicolegal Investigations) are done. The importance of thorough investigations (criminal and civil), securing the scene, and the all-important protection of the information concerning those involved.
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM TRACK SERVICES: Medicolegal Aspects of Motorsports
Speaker(s):  Joe Van Vickle: Coroner at Eldora
To address concerns and needs of respective disciplines. Why requirements are the way they are. Issues that promoters and sanctioning bodies face. The reason MLI (Medicolegal Investigations) are done. The importance of thorough investigations (criminal and civil), 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: 2016 Security Updates
Speaker(s): Mike Lentz & Forrest Frazier
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): VIR Staff & Chad McGunegill

 
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
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
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: Training the correct way to avoid a catastrophic event (Part 1 of 2)
Speaker(s): Dave Barlow & Guest Speaker
 
10:30 AM - 11:20 AMOPERATIONS: Severe Weather Threat Protocol and Alert Systems
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
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: Training the correct way to avoid a catastrophic event (Part 2 of 2)
Speaker(s):  Dave Barlow & Guest Speaker
 
11:20 AM - 12:50 PMLUNCH
 
12:50 PM - 1:40 PMOPERATIONS: Last lap or late race significant restoration incidents, a moderated discussion
Speaker(s): Daytona, Kentucky & Track Services
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM MEDICAL: TBD
Speaker(s):  TBD
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM SECURITY: Security Staff Planning
Speaker(s): Bobby O'Gorman & Ed Chappell
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM TRACK SERVICES: Last lap or late race significant restoration incidents, a moderated discussion
Speaker(s): Daytona, Kentucky & Track Services
 
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM OPERATIONS: Asphalt Repair and Maintenance
Speaker(s): Bob Harrington
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: Cyber Security
Speaker(s): Charlie McGonigal
1:55 PM - 2:45 PMTRACK SERVICES: The times are changing; Are you onboard or will you be left behind
Speaker(s): Paul, 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


TBA


 

MEDICAL


Dr. Jeffrey Eric Carter



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 bachelors 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


Andy Miller, FP-C


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


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


Jeff Miles


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


Gabe Feldman
Tulane University


Ed Chappell
Sonoma Raceway


Jay Fraiolli
Homestead-Miami Speedway


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


John Power
Daytona International Speedway


Kerrigan Smith
Virginia Raceway


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


Michael Donovan
Track Services Coordinator, NASCAR


Gayla Haight
Track Services Coordinator, NASCAR


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


Joe Van Vickle
Coroner at Eldora


Paul
IMSA

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


PLATINUM




GOLD

 
                    

SILVER

GT Grandstands/Cheaha Construction


BRONZE

All Traffic Solutions
DeTect, Inc.
Gel Tech Solutions
G-Force Racing Gear
Owens Corning
Point Source
Pro-Tech 8
R & B Fabrications
Smith Fence
TEAM Coalition
United Site Services

OUTDOOR

Muddy Creek Motorsports


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 team s 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 and Vendor Receptions and Vendor Hall for a reasonable fee. 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 Sum m it program s, 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 Sum m it’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-m ail 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 requirements 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. Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirements lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity. Contact hours have been applied for from the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Registered Nurses need to complete a questionnaire in order to receive CE's. Additional details will be provided during the educational activity.
   
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT I am a nursing professional. Is continuing nursing 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: 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.

   

 

Name  Phone Email Role
Bermann, Tim 704.507.5392 tbermann@nascar.com Exhibitor Manager
Bruneel, Allison 386.310.6474 abruneel@nascar.com Website & Exhibitor Coordinator
Frazier, Forrest 704.720.3143 ffrazier@nascar.com Agenda - Security
French, Scott 386.566.0231 sfrench@nascar.com Agenda - Operations
Lockett, Ebony 704.720.3127 elockett@nascar.com Registration & Hotel Coordinator
Robertson, Rodney 704.277.4184 rrobertson@nascar.com Agenda - Track Services
Talbert, Pam 386.310.6428 ptalbert@nascar.com Agenda - Medical