Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Statement from NASCAR Involving Aegis Science Corp

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2011) – NASCAR confirms that data theft involving Aegis Science Corporation included information on members of the NASCAR community. 

Although Aegis provides NASCAR with laboratory drug testing services, absolutely no drug or medical records pertaining to NASCAR were on the laptop or drives. Among material on the laptop and external drive was a 2009 file that primarily listed names and social security numbers of individuals involved in the sport. 

While there appears to be no identity theft to date, NASCAR is taking every precaution possible to address this situation including contacting all individuals whose names appear on the file. Aegis also is providing outreach and consultation.

It should be noted that the process that allowed information to be available on a laptop/drive could not happen today due to a data-processing system that NASCAR and Aegis have utilized since 2010.

NASCAR apologizes to the affected individuals for this unfortunate incident involving one of our vendors, and we are pressing Aegis to do everything necessary to mitigate this situation. 

Information on the theft can be found on the Aegis website at

- Nascar Press Release

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