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NASCAR's Houston To Be Honored By ONYX

Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – ONYX Magazine will present the 2nd Annual Women on the Move, which honors a diverse array of women who are power brokers in their own right, along with event sponsor Herzing University on Thursday at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida.

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Loving the Need for Speed

By: Ayron Lewallen

HAMPTON, Ga. – The drivers whizzed around the track at lightning fast speed. The sound of the roaring engines filled my ears and kept me alert and interested in the environment around me. As the day progressed and began to warm up, my interest and perception of a foreign sport began to change.

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NASCAR Opinion Leader Kicks Off in Atlanta

By Lauren Houston

Race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) kicked-off the first NASCAR Opinion Leader Initiative of the year. Created to build greater awareness, participation, and support of NASCAR, the program welcomed several Atlanta-based student and professional organizations to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series double header on Saturday. 

Organizations included Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Student Consortium, Black Sports Online, Honda Generators and Minorities in Sports.

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Decal Honors Wendell Scott at Atlanta

NASCAR Communications

A special decal appeared on all the NASCAR stock cars this weekend in Atlanta. Commemorating his first NASCAR premier series start 56 years ago, a decal honoring NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott were placed on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Scott was the first African American to win a race at NASCAR's highest level with his victory at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in December 1963. A true pioneer of the sport, the Danville, Virginia, driver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Diversity Awards Spotlights Industry Efforts

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – From Daniel Suárez’s historic NASCAR XFINITY Series championship to the efforts from NASCAR tracks, teams, sponsors and partners, the last year represented tremendous progress in the areas of diversity within the sport. 

NASCAR and industry leaders will gather Thursday at the Daytona International Speedway to recognize those leading the efforts in shaping a multicultural sport with the 10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards.

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FansChoice To Stream World Series of Asphalt Racing

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway is the “World Center of Racing,” and for the next two weeks, fans form around the world will turn their attention to north Florida as the 2017 racing season goes full throttle.

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NASCAR Employee Spotlight: Nichelle Levy

By: NASCAR Multicultural Development

Nichelle Nicholes Levy, Esq., CIPP/US

Nichelle is Senior Counsel, Digital & Privacy Data, for NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. In this role, Nichelle advises NASCAR Digital Media and other NASCAR affiliates on technology-related agreements and compliance with privacy, data security, advertising, promotion and other laws.  Nichelle joined NASCAR in 2012 just as NASCAR assumed control of its digital and social media rights, including operation of NASCAR.COM and NASCAR mobile applications. 

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NASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule For NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The return of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will take the green flag in March in Monterrey, and the 2017 champion will be crowned in November at Mexico City, as part of a 12-race calendar announced today.

The schedule for the top racing series in Latin America features a challenging mix of six oval and six road-courses events, and includes stops at nine different venues throughout Mexico.

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Drive For Diversity Announces Driver Class

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a season of milestones for NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates competing across NASCAR national series, the industry’s flagship development program for multicultural and female drivers has announced that six drivers will join its 2017 class. The drivers were selected after a competitive combine held last October at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway and will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Suárez: Promoted Earlier Than Expected – But Not Too Soon

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Story

Don’t worry about Daniel Suárez.

And don’t buy into the assumption that, in promoting Suárez to fill the seat of departing Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs Racing is making the same mistake it made in 2009 when the organization threw then-18-year-old Joey Logano into the deep end of the pool.

Laboring under the weight of replacing Tony Stewart in the No. 20 Toyota, Logano never blossomed at JGR. It took four years of seasoning and a move to Team Penske for Logano to realize his enormous potential in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car.

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