Mike Jones has been named Charlotte Motor Speedway's 2013 Corporate Sales Salesperson 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 in the corporate sales department.

A Concord, N.C. native, Jones joined the speedway's corporate sales staff in February of 2003, when he was named Senior Director of Business Development. In his role, Jones identifies new customers to work with the speedway in different sponsorship opportunities. Aside from finding new clients, Jones maintains his current customers and continues to help them to grow their businesses through unique branding opportunities at speedway events. Such additions to Jones' clientele this year include Lance Crackers, E-Z-GO & Bad Boy Buggies and Caryle Professional Hand Tools.

Dan Farrell, senior vice president of corporate sales at Charlotte Motor Speedway, said Jones stands out because of his tireless approach to making sure Charlotte Motor Speedway's partners are given every opportunity to share their brand at speedway events.

"From start to finish, Mike is always engaged with his clients, making sure to maximize their branding opportunities and helping them find new and creative ways to reach customers, whether it's during NASCAR or NHRA race weekends, at one of our car shows or other events throughout the year," Farrell said.

This year marks Jones' second time winning Corporate Sales Salesperson of the year, after winning the award in 2009.

"It means a lot," said Jones. "We have great people here and for me to be fortune enough to win it means a lot. It is awesome and humbling at the same time."

As the 2013 Corporate Sales Person of the Year recipient, Jones received a trip to Las Vegas, among other perks.

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