Greg Walter Named Promoter Of The Year For 2020
Photo of Greg Walter courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway
Speedway Motorsports officials have honored Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter as the Promoter of the Year and named Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Kevin Camper as the O. Bruton Smith Award recipient for 2020.
“Both Kevin and Greg have exemplified what world-class leadership looks like while navigating unchartered waters with an unwavering commitment to providing maximum value to our partners, crewmembers, stakeholders, and fans during the pandemic year. Their creativity, integrity, and drive for excellence in all of their efforts are an example to all of us,” Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith said, who chooses the recipient of the Promoter of the Year.
Walter, a 20-year leader within Speedway Motorsports, was recognized for Charlotte Motor Speedway’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility used its substantial logistical expertise to provide safe, socially distanced events ranging from drive-thru high school graduations and Halloween events to drive-in concerts and movie nights.
Walter’s team was also pivotal in planning and executing North Carolina’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination event and was just the second track on the NASCAR’s return to racing schedule with the Bank of America ROVAL 400 last fall.
“The trophy may say ‘Promoter of the Year,’ but this is a team award,” Walter said. “So many people here at Charlotte Motor Speedway have put in the extra hours and stepped up in ways we couldn’t possibly have imagined a little more than a year ago, and it is my honor to be able to share this recognition with each of them.”
Annually presented to one employee across all of Speedway Motorsports and its subsidiaries, the recipient of the O. Bruton Smit Award is someone who exhibits the traits of the Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman and Founder, O. Bruton Smith. Those traits include character, enthusiasm, drive, a heart for helping others, respect and appreciation for team members, vision, and determination.
“Having worked closely with the Smith family for most of the last 25 years and knowing what this award represents, I am humbled to have even been considered for the O. Bruton Smith Award,” said Camper, who is responsible for corporate sales revenue across all eight of Speedway Motorsports’ facilities and its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. “I have been fortunate to spend much of my career surrounded by consummate professionals who are among the very best in the entertainment business. They are an equal part of my success and share this award with me.”
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