Eldora Receives Awards At NASCAR Summit
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Eldora Speedway officials were surprised with two awards while attending the annual NASCAR Summit for safety and security training for the upcoming season.
During opening ceremonies of the meeting the half-mile clay oval, owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, was honored with two prominent awards.
The first was a Teamwork Award, presented by NASCAR’s Medical Liaison department. It celebrated the Premier Health Infield Care Center team assembled at Eldora by Miami Valley Hospital and CareFlight. Liz Denlinger, R.N., nursing director at Eldora’s infield care center and emergency department and nursing director at Miami Valley Hospital, accepted on behalf of a group.
“The Eldora team went above and beyond our expectations to provide NASCAR and the competitors a safe and comfortable environment. The assembled team’s hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence for their first-ever NASCAR National Series event was amazing,” said Lori Sheppard, NASCAR senior manager medical liaison.
Moments later, Eldora was again summoned to the podium by NASCAR’s track services department. Eldora Speedway and Michigan Int’l Speedway were named co-recipients of the 2013 Mission Award honor for their spirit of collaboration and cooperation for the inaugural running of the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic. The 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, marked NASCAR’s first dirt race in nearly 43 years.
“The exceptional teamwork to meet the rigid NASCAR standards in the presentation of their debut NASCAR Camping World Series event made NASCAR’s return to dirt track racing a success,” said Mike Phillips, NASCAR’s Senior Manager of Track Services, as he complimented the Eldora team represented by Terry Kibler.