Rick Humphrey, President of Talladega Superspeedway, has been named a recipient of the Clarence L. Pugh Sr. Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C.
The Clarence L. Pugh Distinguished Alumnus Award is the Lenoir-Rhyne College Alumni Association’s highest award and is presented annually to that alumnus/a who has achieved great prominence in his or her field of endeavor.
“I’m extremely honored to receive this award,” Humphrey said. “I’m proud to call myself an alumnus of Lenoir-Rhyne College.”
Humphrey is a 14-year veteran in the motorsports industry and has served as President of Talladega Superspeedway since July 2007. As President, he oversees a staff of 50 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 2.66-mile, 3,000 plus acre complex. In addition to his duties as President, Humphrey serves as Executive Director of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Prior to being named TSS President, Humphrey, who joined the staff at Talladega Superspeedway in 1997, has served as the track’s vice president and general manager, director of operations and director of public relations.
Humphrey received a degree in journalism from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1990, where he was a four-year member and letter winner of the college’s baseball team.