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Sunday July 18, 2010


Calling all aspiring Richard Petty’s and Jeff Gordon’s out there.  The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), “Drive for Diversity Initiative” is accepting applications from experienced drivers for the 2011 race season.  This will mark the eighth season for the innovative NASCAR program that seeks to provide opportunities for minority and female drivers to compete in NASCAR competition.  If a driver is capable and winning he can on go to compete in the NASCAR development circuit where new talent is recruited.

To further their efforts to seek minority race car driver’s NASCAR announced today it is teaming up with the Black Entertainment Televtion (BET) Networks to showcase “Changing Lanes” a new docu-series showing what its takes to become a NASCAR driver.  Keep in mind that NASCAR is the second biggest sport in the U.S. only behind football.

If a driver’s application is accepted they get to showcase their skills before a panel of motor sports expert and if chosen its START YOUR ENGINES and get ready to go nearly 200 miles an hour in a 3,400-pound stock car.  This program has already yielded impressive results with Darrell Wallace, Jr. becoming the youngest driver and first African American to win a race in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. 

For all of you speed loving demons visit theNASCAR Drive for Diversity


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