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William (Bill) Heisel, PA-C

One of the Most Important People in NASCAR You Might Not Know

You can find him at nearly every race, hauling a large backpack full of supplies, walking like he’s on a mission. Over the course of a race he’ll walk a total of around seven or eight miles. He’s there because he knows the sport inside and out. He can offer up NASCAR history, facts and trivia on demand. But he’s not who you might think.

'It's Like Playing In Traffic': Pit Crews Prepare for Coca-Cola 600

Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports William Heisel, who helps make sure the team stays healthy through the NASCAR season, says it’s actually the pit crew that tends to get injured during race week more than the drivers.

OrthoCarolina Releases NASCAR Surgery Numbers and Injury Trends for 2018 Season

As the 2019 NASCAR season begins, OrthoCarolina has announced its surgery numbers for the 2018 season as well as recent pit crew and mechanic injury trends in the sport.

Race Night at Bowman Gray

Race Night at Bowman Gray, a new documentary series from the Discovery Channel, follows modified racing and the Points Championship at one of NASCAR’s most storied, longest running weekly tracks in Winston-Salem. 

How Aric Almirola Won at Talladega a Year and a Half after Breaking His Back

Aric Almirola won the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in the No. 10 Smithfield Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, marking his second-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. For Almirola, it was a sweet taste of success after a nearly-devastating injury in a wreck at Kansas Speedway in 2017 when he suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra.

High Octane Performance: A Crew Member’s Determination to Stay in the Race

For Robby Maschhaupt, racing isn’t just a job. It’s his life. In fact, it’s the only job he’s ever had. Robby has been in racing for 33 years as a crew member, including Off Road racing, Indy Car, NASCAR and endurance racing. Despite facing numerous injuries, this is how he stayed in the race.

8 Things about NASCAR That Might Surprise You

For drivers, pit crew and teams, NASCAR races are their jobs and their livelihoods, and they take their work just as seriously as anyone else. Here are eight things about NASCAR that might surprise you.

NASCAR's Aric Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back

Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to twelve weeks.

Bill Heisel, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports, Seeks to Minimize Injuries on NASCAR's Pit Road

As the 2018 NASCAR season begins, one of the sport’s top medical providers is emphasizing the need for teams to focus on minimizing the number of injuries on pit road. Bill Heisel, PA-C, Director of Motorsports with OrthoCarolina, suggests that recent NASCAR rule changes mean teams should carefully consider their strategies and injury prevention plans over the course of the season.

Making the Grade: XCalibur Pit School is a training ground for NASCAR’s best

Working on a NASCAR pit crew isn’t an easy job. Fast-paced, physically demanding working conditions mean pit crew members must be in top physical shape.

Bill Heisel on WTBQ talking about medical care in NASCAR

Bill Heisel is the Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports

NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.

Epidemiological Study Tracks Upper Extremity Injury Trends in NASCAR Drivers and Pit Crew

Any sport will cause wear and tear on the bodies of athletes over time, but for a NASCAR pit crew, roles on the team can play a big role in the type of injuries they face.

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