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 Edinboro, Pa., who now lives in Charlotte, N.C., Spiegel joined the speedway staff in 2005. She works in the guest services and logistics department where she manages the extra staffing for all Charlotte Motor Speedway events, including security, parking, ticketing and grandstand ushers.

"Lindsay is an invaluable member of the Charlotte Motor Speedway staff," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "She does everything she can to help ensure that our fans have the best possible experience when they come to an event at Charlotte Motor Speedway."

As the 2008 Employee of the Year Award recipient, Smith presented Spiegel with a $1,000 bonus, a reserved parking space and the keys to a Toyota Camry company pace car to use throughout 2009.

Tickets for all May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including the 25th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night, May 16, and the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24, are now available. They can be purchased online or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.