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January 10, 2017

Hosfelt honored with Security Director’s Award during NASCAR Summit

Dover International Speedway Director of Public Safety and Track Operations Jim Hosfelt received NASCAR’s Security Director’s Award on Tuesday, Jan. 10 during the annual NASCAR Summit in Concord, N.C.

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Jim Hosfelt

Hosfelt joined Dover International Speedway as Security Manager in June 2014 and was promoted to Director of Public Safety and Track Operations in December 2016. Before joining Dover International Speedway, Hosfelt spent 25 years with the Dover (Del.) Police Department, retiring as chief of police. He is also a member of Dover’s City Council.

Medical, safety, security and operations professionals from 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 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.”

“We are proud and pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the NASCAR Summit. This is an important gathering of professionals from across the country,” said Randy Strozyk, AMR executive vice president of operations.

The Summit featured more than 30 general and discipline-specific breakout sessions that addressed topics ranging from weather contingency planning to incident scene management. Presenters included leading physicians, track services professionals and law enforcement agencies.

Attorney Gordon Graham delivered the keynote presentation. A top expert in law enforcement and public service training, he specializes in risk management.

During the event’s final general session, awards were presented to top medical, security and track services personnel for their outstanding achievements and innovations from the 2016 season. Award winners included:

Security

  • Security Director’s Award: George Brazzale, Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Jim Hosfelt, Dover International Speedway

Track Services

  • Mission Award: Daytona International Speedway
  • Teamwork Award: Kentucky Speedway
  • Innovation Award: Pocono Raceway
  • Excellence in Track Services Award: Jay Donnay, Homestead-Miami Speedway

Medical

  • Above and Beyond Award: Angela Fiege, Dr. John Maino, Dr. Brian Nao
  • Nursing Director Award: Jackie Coats, Watkins Glen International
  • Teamwork Award: Darlington Raceway, Bristol Motor Speedway

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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.