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Larson Finally Captures Victory in Fontana

By: Reid Spencer

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. 

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Larson Holds Off Logano for NASCAR Xfinity Win at Auto Club Speedway

By: Reid Spencer

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. 

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NASCAR Partners With ALPFA To Host Southeast Regional Collegiate Symposium

Official Release

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.

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The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Recruitment Tour Kicks Off at Alcorn State

By: Rev Racing

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.

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NASCAR's Houston To Be Honored By ONYX

Press Release

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.

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Loving the Need for Speed

By: Ayron Lewallen

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.

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NASCAR Opinion Leader Kicks Off in Atlanta

By Lauren Houston

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.

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Decal Honors Wendell Scott at Atlanta

NASCAR Communications

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.

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Diversity Awards Spotlights Industry Efforts

Official Release

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.

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FansChoice To Stream World Series of Asphalt Racing

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

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.

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