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FONTANA, Calif. – What a difference one position makes.
After three straight second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, polesitter Kyle Larson finally found Victory Lane, pulling away after an overtime restart to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Larson took the checkered flag at the end of the second extra lap as team owner Chip Ganassi celebrated from his perch atop the pit box.
“It’s great to be Kyle Larson right now,” said the 24-year-old driver.> More
FONTANA, Calif. – Kyle Larson kept polesitter Joey Logano at bay after a restart with four laps left in Saturday’s Service King 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Auto Club Speedway and held on to win by .127 seconds.
Larson and Logano had swapped the lead on three successive laps before Brandon Jones plowed into the outside wall on Lap 142 to bring out the seventh and final caution of the afternoon.> More
CHARLOTTE, N.C.– NASCAR and ALPFA will jointly present the 2017 Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) Southeast Collegiate Symposium on March 25 at the Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
Felix Sabates, part owner of Chip Ganassi Racing and one of the founding owners of the Charlotte Hornets, will deliver the keynote address to more than 200 Latino college students from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida ALPFA chapters.> More
CONCORD, N.C. (March, 23 2017) – Today, the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Recruitment Tour will kick off at Alcorn State University, located in Lorman, Mississippi.
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program is a comprehensive training program for aspiring minority and female pit crew members. The program is designed to identify, coach, train and develop minority athletes who possess the skill, ability and attitude to be a successful pit crew member in one of the three NASCAR national series.> More
ORLANDO, Fla. – ONYX Magazine will present the 2nd Annual Women on the Move, which honors a diverse array of women who are power brokers in their own right, along with event sponsor Herzing University on Thursday at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida.> More
HAMPTON, Ga. – The drivers whizzed around the track at lightning fast speed. The sound of the roaring engines filled my ears and kept me alert and interested in the environment around me. As the day progressed and began to warm up, my interest and perception of a foreign sport began to change.> More
Race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) kicked-off the first NASCAR Opinion Leader Initiative of the year. Created to build greater awareness, participation, and support of NASCAR, the program welcomed several Atlanta-based student and professional organizations to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series double header on Saturday.
Organizations included Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Student Consortium, Black Sports Online, Honda Generators and Minorities in Sports.> More
A special decal appeared on all the NASCAR stock cars this weekend in Atlanta. Commemorating his first NASCAR premier series start 56 years ago, a decal honoring NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott were placed on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Scott was the first African American to win a race at NASCAR's highest level with his victory at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in December 1963. A true pioneer of the sport, the Danville, Virginia, driver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – From Daniel Suárez’s historic NASCAR XFINITY Series championship to the efforts from NASCAR tracks, teams, sponsors and partners, the last year represented tremendous progress in the areas of diversity within the sport.
NASCAR and industry leaders will gather Thursday at the Daytona International Speedway to recognize those leading the efforts in shaping a multicultural sport with the 10th Annual NASCAR Diversity Awards.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway is the “World Center of Racing,” and for the next two weeks, fans form around the world will turn their attention to north Florida as the 2017 racing season goes full throttle.> More