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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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Partners Continue to Expand NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Across Industry

By: Sydnei Fryson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program or NDIP, continues to produce excellence and promote diversity within the motorsports industry. This 10-week, paid internship gives multicultural undergraduate and graduate students career opportunities within the number one motorsport in the nation.

The program continues to enrich the fan and employee base with the help of our partnering organizations that further expand the opportunities across the industry. As a result, NDIP becomes a pipeline for future employment opportunities within motorsports.

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Suarez Becomes First Mexican Driver to Win NASCAR National Series Race

Official NASCAR Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 11, 2016) -- Daniel Suárez earned his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, becoming the first Mexican-born driver to capture a NASCAR national series victory.

With the victory, Suárez clinches a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.

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NASCAR, RISE Unveil Campaign to Promote Sports Equality

By: Pete Stuart

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 10, 2016) – NASCAR and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) today announced a new campaign to promote diversity, inclusion and equality within and outside of sports. A public service announcement (PSA) featuring several NASCAR drivers will encourage fans to take the pledge to end racism at RISEtoWin.org

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NASCAR Drive for Diversity Hosts First National Pit Crew Combine

Official Release

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

Official Release

 

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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