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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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Top College Athletes Join NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2016) – NASCAR and Rev Racing today announced nine former college student-athletes selected to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Crew Member Development Program. The new class of participants received invitations to train with Rev Racing following standout performances at the first national D4D pit crew combine in May. > More

NASCAR Diversity Interns Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

By: Sydnei Fryson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.– The NASCAR Diversity Interns do more than just work from an office. Each summer, NASCAR Diversity Interns engage in a service project to aid their local communities and build team morale. Participants of the program in both Charlotte and Daytona Beach worked with Habitat for Humanity in late July. Interns in Daytona volunteered on-site for a beautification project at the Habitat ReStore center, led by the Halifax Habitat for Humanity chapter. > More

Navy League of United States Awards Certificate of Appreciation to NASCAR Diversity Intern

By: Sydnei Fryson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 28th, 2016) –Ariadna Jaramillo, a participant in the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Navy League of the United States for assisting the troops in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 race earlier this month.

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NASCAR, Chevrolet Announce Diversity Scholarship to Support STEM Education

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2016) — NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the launch of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Through this initiative, NASCAR and Chevrolet continue their longstanding commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education and promoting opportunities for college students pursuing technology related careers.

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West Meets East: Iwuji Takes on Daytona

By: Sydnei Fryson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There are many different paths one could take to become a NASCAR driver. Twenty-nine-year-old Jesse Iwuji took the path less traveled.

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NASCAR Enhances Competition Team

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that Elton Sawyer has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Officiating and Technical Inspection and John Probst has joined the organization as Managing Director, Competition and Innovation.

Additionally, NASCAR made the following promotions within its competition team:

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