Presented by Eldora Speedway and The Tony Stewart Foundation


2019 Brain Health & Performance Summit


An Evening with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR royalty Dale Earnhardt Jr. will spend an evening with summit attendees and community members discussing his public journey recovering from the traumatic brain injury he suffered at the wheel of the number 88 Chevrolet SS. Joining Earnhardt Jr. is internationally renowned sports-concussion expert Micky Collins, PhD, who helped guide the driver through his recovery. Together, they will cover the effects of concussion, the "return to race" pressures faced by injured professional drivers and Earnhardt’s journey to recovery.

Collins, a 2019 Brain Health & Performance Summit keynote speaker, also penned the foreword to Earnhardt Jr.'s memoir, Racing to the Finish: My Story, a chronicle of Earnhardt’s struggles with long-lasting concussion symptoms and how he managed to close out his career on his own terms.

Event Details

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Doors: 6:15 p.m.
Event Begins: 7:15 p.m.

Mershon Auditorium at the Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

A variety of ticket options are available for the event, including:

VIP Seats
- $225
Excellent front-of-the-house seats and a personal meet-and-greet opportunity await VIP ticketholders. VIPs will receive a copy of Earnhardt Jr.'s memoir, Racing to the Finish: My Story, which Earnhardt will sign before the program. Full details on timing and entry will be provided closer to the event.

Preferred Seats and Book Signing - $75
Enjoy floor seats directly behind VIP seating. Preferred ticketholders will receive a copy of Racing to the Finish: My Story. Earnhardt Jr. will sign these books immediately following the program.

Premium Floor Seats - $55
Located on the floor just behind Preferred Seats, Premium ticketholders are within 100 feet from the stage. No book signing is offered with this ticket.

Mezzanine Seats - $45
On the second floor of the theater, Mezzanine seats give audience members an excellent view of the stage. No book signing is offered with this ticket.

Accessible seating is available on the first floor of the theater.

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Thank You to our Sponsors

  • Eldora Speedway
  • The Tony Stewart Foundation
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Mark Wahlberg Chevy
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Chronic Brain Injury Program
  • Allergan Neuroscience
  • Ohio Brain Injury Association


Accommodations Statement

If you have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations please contact the ADA Office at email address Typically, a two week notice will allow us to provide seamless access.