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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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Rev Racing Unveils Paint Schemes for Thompson

Team Release

CONCORD, N.C. – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) unveiled their 2017 short track schedule in December, announcing the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. After an eight-year absence for the KNPSE, the upcoming race will celebrate the series’ New England roots and the rich history of the division with the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8.

To mark the occasion, Rev Racing will honorably wrap two of their cars in the former paint schemes of Rogelio López and Tommy Houston.  

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Superb Restarts Propel Larson To Victory

By: Reid Spencer

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Two weeks ago at Dover, Kyle Larson took a painful master class in restarts from Professor Jimmie Johnson.

In Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Larson graduated with high honors, using a series of exceptional restarts to win his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season and his second in a row, dating to last August, at the two-mile track in the Irish Hills.

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Wallace To Make Cup Debut in Iconic No. 43

By: Holly Cain

LONG POND, Pa. — Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. entered the Pocono Raceway garage early Friday morning walking alongside and chatting with NASCAR’s biggest superstar, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

As always, a huge crowd of adoring NASCAR fans excitedly made their way toward the pair.

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Delaware State's NABJ Chapter Visits Dover

By: Tameka L. Shockley

On June 4, Delaware State University's National Association of Black Journalists and NASCAR Multicultural Development teamed up once again to bridge the gap between young media students and the growing sports industry. This is my second opportunity to spend time at Dover International Speedway networking with industry insiders.  This year, I had the opportunity to be a part of a group of educators from the Baltimore city and central Delaware areas who were invited to NASCAR not just to see the race, but to learn how to bring a NASCAR stem curriculum to the classroom. 

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Rev Racing Announces Youth Legend Drivers

Team Release

CONCORD, N.C. --  Each year Rev Racing seeks to obtain the highest quality applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. Started by Max Siegel in 2009, Rev Racing also manages a youth racing initiative for kids 8-14 who want to compete in the INEX Legend cars.

Through a several week evaluation process, youth drivers were chosen by recommendation, historical success, and overall driving performance.  

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Kyle Larson Finishes Off Dominant NASCAR XFINITY Series Run at Dover

By: Reid Spencer

DOVER, Del. – Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 ended as it started – as a two-man show with polesitter Kyle Larson on top.

Larson and Ryan Blaney were in a class by themselves at Dover International Speedway in the 11th NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season. In winning for the third time in six starts this season, Larson led 137 of the 200 laps to Blaney’s 28.

In fact, Larson now has three wins, a second and a third this season for an average finish of 2.5 – numbers that could rival those of another Kyle, XFINITY Series all-time victory leader Kyle Busch.

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