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NASCAR Drive for Diversity Hosts First National Pit Crew Combine

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a national talent search, 18 multicultural and female athletes earned invitations to compete in the first-ever national NASCAR Drive For Diversity® (D4D) Crew Member Development Combine today in Concord, North Carolina.

Former college football, basketball, softball and track and field athletes will be evaluated based on a series of fitness, agility and pit crew drills at the NASCAR Research & Development Center.

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NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Welcomes 2016 Class

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2016) – Twenty-six of the best and brightest college students from across the country and abroad ventured to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend as the sport introduced the 2016 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) class at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Weekend.

 

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NASCAR’s Road to Multiculturalism

Isaiah Smalls

HAMPTON, Ga. – Emerging from the underground service tunnel, the smell of burning rubber immediately pierces your nose. With every step, the sound becomes deafening. Blink too fast and you might miss it.

These sights, sounds and smells may be unfamiliar to most, but for the more than 100,000 NASCAR fans gathered at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on a spring weekend, they’re all familiar. 

Atlanta hosted the NASCAR XFINITY Series from Feb. 26-28. Most fans came to watch the racing, but the governing body’s diversity efforts were also on display

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NASCAR Diversity Award Recipient Macy Causey Gets Special Honor

By: NASCAR.com

NASCAR Diversity Award recipient Macy Causey was featured in the March issue of Sport Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd alongside other prominent athletes thanks to her running list of racing-related accolades. 

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Wendell Scott Decal Debuts at Las Vegas

By: Brooke Bunch

NASCAR paid tribute to Wendell Scott last weekend in conjunction with the anniversary of his first career start, continuing a tradition started in 2010.

All cars racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway featured Wendell Scott decals on the B-post or C-post. The B-post is the area next to the driver's shoulder and the C-post is located next to the rear window on both sides of the car.

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Suárez, Lang and Chevrolet Recognized

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Daniel Suárez, will headline a group of eight winners at the ninth annual NASCAR Diversity Awards. The event will take place at 12 p.m. ET today at the Daytona International Speedway in the lead up to the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 21 (1 p.m. ET on FOX).  

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A Day of Service

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as a civil rights leader and world influencer, NASCAR Multicultural Development and The NASCAR Foundation invited NASCAR executives to participate in a Day of Service in Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday.

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NASCAR D4D Unveils 2016 Driver Roster

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a competitive Combine event last October, six drivers were selected to the 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity® (D4D) class and will join the industry’s premier development program for multicultural and female drivers, and pit crew members.

Talented drivers from across the Americas will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and attempt to follow in the footsteps of D4D graduates and current NASCAR national series drivers Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez.

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Champs Celebrate Crowning Achievements

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three young, rising stars received their first NASCAR championships, and four veteran drivers added to their already impressive resumes.

On a night where the remarkable achievements of 2015 were recognized, it was seven drivers who stood on stage at the Charlotte Convention Center Saturday at the conclusion of the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions who accomplished the sport's ultimate honor.

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Russell’s Remarkable Journey

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Services

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It was a chance internet search that led jackman Mike Russell to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program and, ultimately, to a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship with driver Chris Buescher.

“I was on the internet searching pit crew development stuff, and I came across coach Phil Horton,” said Russell, who on Saturday became the first African-American D4D alumnus to win a NASCAR national series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“So I called him and talked to him, and that really jump-started my career.”

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