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D4D Combine Gets On Track On Day 2

By Jason Christley,

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- After a day of media training and physical assessment, the 12 drivers participating in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators finally got on track Tuesday. But not without a little extra waiting for the rain to clear at New Smyrna Speedway.

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D4D Combine: Day 1 In The Books

By Jason Christley,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Twelve drivers arrived in Florida, champing at the bit to get behind the wheel and show their talents at the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. But before they could put the cars in gear, they were put through a battery of tests designed to evaluate their off-track preparation and skills that will be equally invaluable to their dreams of moving up the NASCAR ladder.

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NASCAR D4D Pit Crew Continues to Thrive

By: Multicultural Development

Eleven members of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program attended the MENCS Bank of America 500 race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway for a chance to engage with Drive for Diversity alumni while getting a first-person view of action on pit road.

Brehanna Daniels, a 2016 participant, met with the current class at the Charlotte race just weeks after teaming with fellow 2016 class member Breanna O’Leary for the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to pit for Jordan Anderson in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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D4D Combine Set For New Smyrna

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –- A dozen drivers from across the United States and Mexico will converge on northeast Florida to vie for an opportunity to follow in the tracks of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson.

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Alba Colón Honored with STEM Award

By: Noel Salaices

Alba Colón, Chevrolet’s Racing Program Manager for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS), was recognized for her accomplishments during the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Colón, who has been the engineer behind some of the sport’s most iconic drivers such as Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. > More

HBCU Students Engaged in Diversity Program

By: Kenneth Lee

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-eight talented collegiate students from across the country participated in the 2017 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). Among the stand-outs are current and former students who have attended HBCUs, Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Cabrell Cooper, Dejah Gilliam, Gregory Carty, Kenneth Lee, Precious Makuyana, and Ronald Alexander. These students hail from five different HBCUs - Delaware State University, Johnson C. > More

Collegiate Athletes Land NASCAR Internship

By: Jorge Jones

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five of the 28 students selected for this year’s NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) are current or former collegiate athletes from across the country. This talented group of students, both on and off the field, participate in the 10-week, paid internship that targets multicultural undergraduate and graduate students interested in the motorsport industry.

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Interns Work With Habitat for Humanity

By: Noel Salaices

The NASCAR Diversity Interns participated in the program’s fourth, annual community service project as part of their internship experience Saturday. The interns both in Daytona Beach and Charlotte offices volunteered with their respective Habitat for Humanity ReStore centers. The teams had an impactful day preparing for the future home-building projects for locals. 

The interns embraced the importance of giving back and working as a team. Bria Dixon, the Weekly and Touring department intern in the Daytona Beach office commented on her involvement.

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Rev Racing Heads to New Hampshire

By: Rev Racing

CONCORD, N.C. – This weekend’s journey to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) will mark the second companion race of the K&N Pro Series East season. Despite the rigorous schedule in July, the drivers are looking to each race as an opportunity to improve their standings and finishes.

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Industry Participation Fuels Growth for Diversity Internship Program

By: Lauren Houston

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-eight students embarked on, what was for many, their first motorsports internship during the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race weekend in May. This year’s NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) class is the largest since 2004. Much of the growth and success of the 10-week, paid, summer internship program is due, in part, to the steady increase in industry participation. 

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