Susan McKee has been named Lowe's Motor Speedway's 2007 Employee of the Year.

Presented annually, the award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty in executing his or her responsibilities.

The winner is determined by a vote of the speedway's executive committee and is selected from among 12 Employee of the Month award recipients.

A native of Charlotte who now lives in Concord, N.C., McKee joined the speedway staff in 1988. She works in the finance department where she serves as the track's systems administrator and benefits coordinator.

"The diverse nature of Susan McKee's position requires her to be the ultimate juggler," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "Her responsibilities range from computers to telephones to health insurance and she works diligently to ensure everything is running smoothly. She is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious award."

As the 2007 Employee of the Year recipient, Wheeler presented McKee with a $1,000 bonus, a reserved parking space and the keys to a Toyota Camry company pace car to use throughout 2008.

Tickets for all May races at Lowe's Motor Speedway, including the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night, May 17, and the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday evening, May 25, are now available. They can be purchased online or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.