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Diversity Internship Application Now Open

By: Lauren Houston

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) seeks to obtain the highest quality of undergraduate and graduate applicants to be selected for this 10 week, paid opportunity. NDIP exposes multicultural students to employment opportunities within America’s number one motorsport. NDIP is also an important part of NASCAR’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Thousands of students apply each year to be selected for a spot in the competitive program. Many who complete the program are often offered full time employment.

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PEAK Becomes New Title Sponsor In Mexico

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — During an event with team owners, drivers, local dignitaries and media at the InterContinental Presidente Hotel in Mexico City, NASCAR today announced plans to strengthen its presence in Mexico for years to come with a full slate of races in 2017 and beyond. Also announced was a multi-year agreement with Old World Industries (OWI) to make PEAK® title sponsor of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, only the third title sponsor in series history. Additionally, PEAK becomes an Official NASCAR Partner along with other key brands such as BlueDEF.

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Delaware State Takes On The Monster Mile

By Lauren Houston, NASCAR

Students from Delaware State University’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) experienced their first NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway as part of the NASCAR Opinion Leader Initiative. The mass communication majors reported on the comprehensive sport and business of stock car racing during the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. 

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The 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine Rescheduled for October 17-19

By: Pete Stuart

The 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine, featuring 17 drivers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has been rescheduled for Oct. 17-19.

The annual event, originally scheduled for this week, was moved due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew. 

Participants will take part in a physical fitness assessment at Bethune-Cookman University on Oct. 17, followed by on-track tryouts at New Smyrna Speedway on Oct. 18-19. 

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Drivers Vie for Spot in NASCAR Program

NASCAR IMC

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Seventeen drivers from across the country will compete for spots in the top driver development program in motorsports, NASCAR Drive for Diversity, during a national tryout at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway from Oct. 10-12.

The 13th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers from across North and South America to test their skills over a three-day period as NASCAR evaluates talent for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Class of 2017.

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New Smyrna To Host D4D Combine

Rev Racing

The 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Driver Combine sponsored by Honda Generator, will take place October 10-12 at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, Rev Racing announced today.

NASCAR and Rev Racing competition directors and staff will host the multi-day tryout to evaluate multicultural and female drivers from around the globe, and identify which drivers will have the opportunity to compete as part of the 2017 D4D driver class.

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Six Reasons Why NABJ-HU is Applying to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

By: National Association of Black Journalists Hampton University Chapter

RICHMOND, VA - The NASCAR Opinion Leader Initiative has contributed to our decision to apply for the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) for 2017. Attending Richmond International Raceway on Friday, September 9, 2016 was an exciting and memorable experience for our organization, the National Association of Black Journalists at Hampton University (NABJ-HU). > More

Strengthened by D4D Program, Buescher’s Pit Crew is Ready for Chase Challenge

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

Kevin Richardson knows pressure—and how to excel under its weight.

Richardson also learned what it’s like to experience a David-versus-Goliath moment long before he joined the over-the-wall crew for Chris Buescher’s No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford.

As a senior running back at Appalachian State University in 2007, Richardson gained 88 yards on 24 carries in Appalachian’s 34-32 road victory over fifth-ranked Michigan in what is generally considered one of the greatest upsets in the annals of college football. 

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Diversity Graduate Kyle Larson Scores First NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Victory

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2016) – Kyle Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway to become the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and the NASCAR Next programs to win at the sanctioning body’s top level.

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From the Battlefield to the Race Track, Israeli Alon Day Has Seen It All

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

 

Ask Alon Day if he was involved in other sports besides racing as a child, and he’ll give you a one-word answer: “War.”

Day, 24, grew up in Israel, where war is an everyday reality.

“You get used to it,” Day told the NASCAR Wire Service. “As a sportsman, I try not to involve political things and sports. I think sports should be completely clear of political things. 

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