NASCAR president to deliver keynote speech at NCS4 conference

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) announced Tuesday that NASCAR President Mike Helton will deliver one of the keynote addresses at its second annual conference, which is scheduled to take place between Aug. 2 and Aug. 4 in New Orleans.

According to a statement, Helton will deliver his speech on the conference’s opening day.

"We’re honored to have been invited to participate in this conference. Safety and security in our business is critical," said Helton. "We also take great pride in contributing as much as we can to the effort to make America safe. Additionally, we enjoy the chance to learn, which we expect to do at the national conference."

NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani said Helton’s appearance further validates the significance of the national conference and should serve as a "must-see" for security professionals across the country.

"Few leaders in sports today face as much day-to-day responsibility as Mike Helton," said Marciani. "Under his leadership, NASCAR has grown into one of the world’s most visible products. We are indeed fortunate to have such a respected professional share his insights and ideas about security and safety at our national conference."

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