INDIANAPOLIS – Denise Titus has been named the winner of the Lone Star J.R. Johnny Rutherford Award.
Titus works as the the RN, Medical Liaison and coordinator for officials, team members and drivers of the NTT IndyCar Series.
Titus was one of four finalists selected by the IndyCar community and voted as the winner. Anyone who holds a hard card in IndyCar is eligible for the award.
This award was created by the IndyCar Ministry to honor the IndyCar participant who best exemplifies outstanding character, integrity and leadership in the home, at the track and in the community.
The award is named after Johnny Rutherford, who has won the Indianapolis 500 three times. In 1987 he was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in 1998 he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America.
Rutherford is an individual of great character who has served his family and community faithfully through the years and is a role model for drivers and business people alike.
The award is on permanent display in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Titus also received a $1,000 check.