DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Henry Frederick has won five journalism-industry awards for covering NASCAR-related events at Daytona International Speedway over the past two decades, capped off by a first place award last year for his on-scene reporting of the race car that went airborne and tore into the catch fence at the end of the Coke Xero 400 race, with debris injuring several spectators.
In all, he has won five journalism awards for news related to NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway among dozens of journalism industry awards he has amassed in his news reporting career primarily in the areas of breaking news and investigative reporting.
Frederick was embedded in the civil trial brought by Teresa Earnhardt, widow of NASCAR driving legend Dale Earnhardt in convincing a circuit judge to seal his autopsy photos in the months following his fatal crash in the 2001 Daytona 500.
-- 2016, Florida Press Club, First Place, Sports Deadline Reporting, "BREAKING NEWS: Several fans injured when debris from race car rips through catch fence at finish of Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer
-- 2012, Florida Press Club, First Place, Blog Writing, "NASCAR Hall of Fame announcement fuels memories of 1979 Daytona 500," Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer
-- 2003, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, First Place, "Lawsuit: Monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR," Henry Frederick, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
-- 2003, Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, Third Place, "Lawsuit: Monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR," Henry Frederick, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
-- 2002, Florida Prss Club, Press Club, Third Place, Excellnce in General News Writing, "Lawsuit: Monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR," Henry Frederick, Daytona Beach News-Journal.