Archive for January 10th, 2017

NASCAR Summit Presented By AMR Promotes Innovation, Safety, Preparation

Motorsports Industry Gathers for Best-in-Class Training, Best-Practice Sharing for 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – Safety is a founding NASCAR tenet and as a contact sport with major multi-day events that span the calendar, it’s vitally important that the professionals who will respond to incidents be prepared with the latest technology and best practices. That’s why medical, safety, security and operations professionals from race tracks nationwide and abroad convened for the annual NASCAR Summit Presented by American Medical Response (AMR).

The three-day gathering at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Concord, North Carolina, concluded today and featured instruction from some of the nation’s leading experts. It also provided an opportunity for the industry to share best practices and recognize and honor its best work.

“Our goal as an industry is to provide the best event experience for our fans as well as best-in-class safety for our competitors. This Summit plays a vital role in making that happen,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “NASCAR and the facilities where we compete feature the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals. They are faced with ever-changing challenges and environments, and they continually rise to those challenges. This annual gathering continues to grow, and we’re excited to have AMR on board as the presenting sponsor.”

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#Driven2SaveLives expands into dirt track racing in honor of Bryan Clauson

Campaign to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation
TULSA, Okla. – Indiana Donor Network announced today it is teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through Driven2SaveLives®. The campaign, which launched in 2016 around the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, is now expanding into dirt track racing with the hopes of registering fans to become donors in honor of the late Bryan Clauson.

The announcement came from the pits of Tulsa Expo Raceway, home to the sport’s biggest race of the year and Bryan’s favorite, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Bryan was a versatile and beloved race car driver, best known for his talent and achievements in dirt track open-wheel racing. Bryan died in August 2016 following an accident in the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas. As a registered donor, Bryan saved five lives as an organ donor and will enhance the lives of countless others as a tissue donor.

“While Bryan was known for his on-track persona, the decision he made to be an organ and tissue donor will forever be his legacy,” said Tim Clauson, Bryan’s father and co-owner of Clauson-Marshall Racing. “As a family, we are humbled to honor Bryan and his donation decision through Driven2SaveLives and the racing community we love. What donation did for our family – the light it provided us in our darkest hours – will stay with me for a lifetime. I will be forever grateful.”

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Pollard Celebrates New Year in Red Eye Victory Lane

SENOIA, Ga. — Bubba Pollard earned his third win in as many months when he took the checkered flag in the Red Eye 100 Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).
The Senoia, GA driver qualified third, but never raced outside of the top two all night.

Pollard led the first 16 laps before relinquishing the lead to Brad May. But the 29-year-old driver held steady in the second spot, then made his move with 20 laps to go to retake the top spot and pull into Victory Lane for the first Super Late Model race of 2016.

“I felt like we had a decent race car,” Pollard said. “It took us awhile to get going, really. The car kind of got tight on a long run. Brad (May) there, I let him go at the beginning of the race. I knew he was driving pretty hard, I was hoping he’d burn the right front off of it, and he finally did and we started catching him.”

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