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Katy native participating in NASCAR truck race this weekend

Katy Texas News
Posted October 27, 2010

Attention Katy NASCAR fans! This weekend lifetime Katy resident Doug Hanson will be participating in the Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., but he won’t be behind the wheel of his no. 1 DougHanson.com truck.

For that, he’s found someone more qualified: Larry Foyt, son of racing legend AJ Foyt.

“I am thrilled to have DougHanson.com as a sponsor this weekend,” says Foyt. “I’ve always been impressed by (Doug) and his approach to life. He’s one of those guys that you like instantly. He has a knack for bringing out the best in people. He’s funny, caring, and very talented at helping business leaders create a winning environment. He offers a variety of services, delivered both live and on-line, to help companies create highly skilled and engaged employees. I hope to tap into those resources as we plan for next year.”

Hanson, who was raised in Katy, received his undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and a master’s from the University of Houston. His wife has taught at Katy High School for more than 20 years and all four of his children attend or have attended Katy ISD schools. He has worked as a show director for ESPN Motorsports, spent 10 years in the computer industry and now owns his own business offering seminars on creating peak performance mindset in the workplace.

“We help companies improve performance while also improving the workplace environment,” says Hanson.  “I see a parallel to racing.  Racing starts with having a competitive car or truck.  Likewise, businesses need to enter the marketplace with a competitive product and business model. But how often do you see a very competent car, or business, that doesn’t live up to its potential?  Like race cars, there are plenty of businesses with high quality products and services that don’t succeed, and their challenges always come down to the people component.  Leadership, teamwork, the competitive spirit of the group, and their overall mindset all come into play.  That’s what we’re about—putting all those pieces together.

“I’m very proud of being involved with the Foyts because they’ve been creating winning teams for decades.  I’m excited about the energy that comes with being part of a quality racing team, and look forward to using this experience to further impact the performance of my clients. This sponsorship is a new way for me to reach people and we’ll just see where it goes, but I’d like to be involved for a long time.”

The Mountain Dew 250 will be televised Saturday starting at 2 p.m. on SPEED channel.


NASCAR driver Larry Foyt, left, and Katy-native Doug Hanson.

No. 1 DougHanson.com truck Larry Foyt will race in Saturday's Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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