Race Control and Logistics: How David Hoots Built a Career with UPS and NASCAR
David Hoots

David Hoots is NASCAR’s Race Director and manages logistics and race control at all NASCAR Sprint Cup Races. Hoots was a UPS employee for 27 years and is featured in UPS Delivers: Ideas that Changed NASCAR – Race Control.

My time at UPS started after high school, working at night on the re-load. At the same time, I started working the races at the local short track. By working for UPS at night I had the option on the weekends to go to the races. I have been working with NASCAR since the late 70’s in a number of different capacities and I’ve been a NASCAR official since I was 18.

In my current position in race control, logistics play a major role in my day-to-day responsibilities. There’s a lot of detail that goes into planning for a NASCAR race and planning ahead is essential if you want to reduce the probability of something getting overlooked. The further ahead you can plan, the more successful event you’re going to have. It’s just like at UPS, planning ahead makes you efficient in what you’re doing.

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Getting the UPS Colors Ready to Race!
Jeff Silver

Jeff Silver is Roush Fenway Racing’s paint and body shop manager and has been working in racing for 12 years. His department of 12 at the race shop is responsible for bringing to life the designs sponsors select for RFR teams. Jeff talks about the process of taking a bare metal car and getting it ready to race on track.

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Logistics of NASCAR
UPS Trackside Services

Before I got a job working with our NASCAR sponsorship, I didn’t know very much about the sport and would likely immediately change the channel if it were on TV. Over the years, I’ve learned a great deal and have developed an appreciation for all the hard work and skill demonstrated by teams and drivers that can only be witnessed in person.  The energy and excitement from fans is equal or greater than most other sports in the U.S., making it one of my favorite sporting events to attend.

My role in the NASCAR sponsorship was recently expanded, and I’m now responsible for one of the more notable elements of the sponsorship, the Trackside Services Program.  As the Official Logistics Provider of NASCAR, we have the privilege and responsibility to provide exclusive shipping for customers within the NASCAR garage at all 38 Sprint Cup race event weekends. Check out the infographic below to see more of what we do.

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