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Deadline Approaching For D4D Combine

Rev Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Aspiring drivers have one month left to apply for the 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Combine. Young drivers of ethnically diverse backgrounds and females must submit their online application by Sept. 4 in order to be considered for the 12th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine, Oct. 19-21 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. A select number of applicants will have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the 2016 NASCAR D4D class in partnership with Rev Racing.

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Partners Drive Diversity Internship Program

By Lauren Houston, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  –  Since its inception 16 years ago, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) has served as one of the top programs in the sports industry. > More

Smithfield Partners With RPM & NASCAR To Serve Central Florida Food Bank

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In celebration of the race weekend in Daytona, Smithfield partnered with Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 driver Aric Almirola, and the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) to donate 43,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to help serve the Daytona community. This significant donation is part of Smithfield's Helping Hungry Homes tour, the company's coast-to-coast effort to help families and individuals become more food secure.

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Internship Program Welcomes 2015 Class

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty of the best and brightest college students from across the country will descend on Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend as the sport introduces the 2015 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) class at NASCAR Sprint All-Star Weekend.

The interns come to NASCAR from as far north as the University of Minnesota and as far south as the University of Puerto Rico, and will take part in the 10-week, paid program, created to expose multicultural college students to employment opportunities within America’s number one motorsport.

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D4D Application Process To Be Year-Round

Official Release

CONCORD, N.C. – Each year NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative and its competition arm, Rev Racing, seek to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing the most diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers.  This selection process begins with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine.

Beginning with the 2015 selection process, the application window for the Drive for Diversity Combine will be open year-round, allowing for drivers to update their résumé throughout the season with their latest successes and up-to-date results.

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Diversity Awards Recognize Advancements Toward Increasing Inclusion

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR celebrated a defining year for the industry’s multicultural progress with the 8th annual NASCAR Diversity Awards today at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR and industry leaders gathered to recognize people and organizations within the industry whose dedication to diversity is indicative of the evolving face of motorsports and emphasizes the importance of inclusion.

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Lopez Named Chief Starter For Daytona 500

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that long-time official Kim Lopez will be the chief starter for Sunday’s 57th running of the Daytona 500. She will become the first woman and first Hispanic to flag the Great American Race, which begins at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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Hall of Fame Inducts Five Iconic Wheelmen

Official Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Five legendary drivers with distinct styles and contributions to NASCAR were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Those who added their names to the list of now 30 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees, included: Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White.

The group makes up the Hall’s sixth class in its history.

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New Names Fill Drive For Diversity Roster

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading developmental platform for female and multicultural drivers and pit crew members, announced its 2015 class today. The program welcomes four talented program newcomers to the roster of six drivers striving to transition into the sport’s national series spotlight. Rev Racing, the program’s competition arm, has played a key role in the development of 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez.

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Roush Fenway Racing Signs Wallace

Team Release

CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) next season. The signing pairs NASCAR’s winningest NXS team with a young driver widely regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming competitors in NASCAR. The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, including four trips to victory lane in 2014.

Click here to watch Bubba Wallace make official announcement

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