There are awards, and there are awards, and then there are Emmys. Dave Laden is now the proud owner of the latter.

Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 37th annual Sports Emmy Awards and Dave’s NBC NASCAR spot, “America, Start Your Engines,” took home the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement. I don’t think I need to impress upon you the immensity of this moment, I think just referring to Dave as “Emmy Award Winning Dave Laden” from now on will convey how momentous this achievement is.

… and I’m not joking. I ran into Dave at the urinal this morning and said, “Good morning, Emmy Award Winning Dave Laden.” Yeah, it was weird. But Emmy Award Winning Dave Laden earned that weird moment.

Congratulations to Dave as well as the creative dream team of Executive Producer / Executive Creative Director Allan Broce & NBC Sports.