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Top College Athletes Descend on Charlotte for NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Combine Presented by Goodyear

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 25, 2017) – A select group of former college football, basketball, softball, and track and field athletes from across the country will put their pit crew skills to the test in the second annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Combine presented by Goodyear on Friday, May 26.

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Causey Makes History at South Boston

Rev Racing

CONCORD, N.C. – Macy Causey, 16-year-old resident of York County, Virginia, won at South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division (LMSC) Saturday night. Causey, the youngest member in the history of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, earned her first career LMSC victory, and became the first female to win a LMSC race at South Boston Speedway.

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NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Kicks Off During Monster Energy All-Star Weekend

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 19, 2017)  – The 2017 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) welcomed 26 of the brightest students from across the country seeking to learn about the motorsports industry during the Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. 

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Cabre Breaks Track Record at South Boston

Team Release

CONCORD, N.C.– Chase Cabre, Tampa, Florida native, captured his first-career 21 Means 21 Pole on Saturday at South Boston Speedway. In his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start, Cabre, the driver of the No. 4 Lincoln Electric Toyota, broke the track record with a lap of 14.711 seconds to sit on the pole for the WhosYourDriver.org Twin 100s. Cabre also earned the right to sit on the pole in the second race after having turned the fastest lap in the first Twin 100. > More

A Sea of Red and White Floods Daytona Beach

By: NASCAR Multicultural Development

Nearly 1,000 Southern Region members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. attended the 2017 Florida & the Bahamas Regional State Cluster Meeting and Mock Convention at the Daytona International Speedway March 31-April 2.  

The Cluster is a regional event hosted by the Regional Leadership Team and host chapters to strengthen members’ knowledge of the organization and to help prepare for the organization’s national convention which will be held in Las Vegas in August. 

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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 Xfinity Win

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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Hamilton Makes History In Race Control

By Holly Cain, NASCAR.com

FONTANA, Calif. -- NASCAR concludes its Western swing this weekend in a historical manner. Jusan Hamilton, 26, became the first African-American to serve as a race director for a NASCAR national series event, controlling on-track activity in Saturday's XFINITY Series race.

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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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