Dover Speedway’s Tatoian honored

DOVER — The president and CEO of Dover International Speedway has been recognized for his philanthropic work. Mike Tatoian was named the fifth Comcast Community Champion of the Year Thursday at a ceremony in Miami.

The award is given annually to an individual who works in NASCAR and helps to better his or her community.

Mr. Tatoian joined the speedway in 2007 and has contributed much of his time to charities in the central Delaware area, especially the United Service Organizations. Established during World War II, the USO supports members of the military around the globe.

Mr. Tatoian has assisted USO Delaware for 13 years and currently serves as the chairman of the group’s advisory council. He is also involved with the Air Force Civic Leader Program and the Military Bowl Foundation and has been an honorary commander for Dover Air Force Base.

He was selected for the award by a panel of Comcast and NASCAR executives, as well as defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano, who won the award in 2018. Two other individuals were finalists.

A total of $70,000 will be donated to USO Delaware, the only such organization in the world that works to bring home the remains of fallen service members.

“This is a tremendous honor and I’m very thankful,” Mr. Tatoian, the first track president to win the award, said in a statement. “This gives a great spotlight to the tremendous work USO Delaware’s staff and volunteers put in and how important their efforts are for our service members and their families. Our industry should be proud of the impact we are having on communities all across this nation.”

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