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Roush Fenway Racing pit crew members Raphael Diaz and Mike Russell, both NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates, accept the NASCAR Diverse Crew Member Award during the NASCAR Diversity Awards at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Image: Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR Hosts 2016 Diversity Awards

The NASCAR Diversity Awards recognize the people and organizations in motorsports that champion diversity and inclusion

The NASCAR Diversity Awards recognize the people and organizations in motorsports that champion diversity and…

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NASCAR Driver Wendell Scott

Black History Month: Wendell Scott, NASCAR Legend

29 days of modern black history makers

Stock car racing driver Wendell Scott posthumously became the first African American inducted into the…

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Female NASCAR Engineer Promotes Education

Latina, Alba Colon, motivates youth to pursue their dreams and keep going

Alba Colon, female Latina NASCAR engineer motivates youth to pursue their dreams.

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Congress Denies Army National Guard From NASCAR Sponsorship Funds

A Senate investigation alleges wrongdoing and misappropriation

From 2011 to 2013, the Army National Guard’s sponsorship of NASCAR racing motorsports has totaled…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott

2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott to Be Honored at Martinsville

Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event

Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wendell Scott, First African American in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott: First African-American Inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Scott was the first African-American driver to win a premier series race at NASCAR in 1963

He was the first African-American driver to secure a victory at NASCAR’s top level

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Darrell Wallace Jr., Talks NASCAR, Advice to Parents and Life After Racing

Explains the impact that NASCAR Drive for Diversity had on his career

Darrell Wallace Jr., talks NASCAR Drive for Diversity, added pressure from his historical wins and…

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50 Cent’s SMS Audio Partners with NASCAR’s Swan Racing

SMS Audio gets into big time NASCAR business

With tech company, 50 Cent gets into marketing game with NASCAR.

By Darren Sands

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Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates after his historic win in Danville, Va.

For Darrell Wallace Jr., an Add of a Victory to His Brand’s Winning Smile

Maybe you knew Bubba Wallace as a photogenic, affable driver on NASCAR's Truck series. Now attention is in overdrive --thanks to NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program and the determination of one of the sport's hottest rising star

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s brand has transformed just 19 races into young career

By Darren Sands

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Ryan Gifford will make his first Nationwide Series start next month in Newton, Iowa. Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

Richard Childress Racing Says Ryan Gifford Will Make First Nationwide Start

Winchester, Tenn. native is second African-American to make Nationwide Series start in 2013

Gifford, just 23, will drive the the No. 33 Menards/Rheem Chevrolet

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Singer Akon Takes on NASCAR Launching Akon Motor Sports

Joe Henderson III competes for Akon's Motor Sports at NASCAR on June 22

Akon launches a car racing company, will compete at NASCAR

By Makkada B. Selah

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Young NASCAR Phenom Takes First K&N Victory in Richmond

Ryan Gifford, a Drive For Diversity participant, overcomes defeat

Ryan Gifford, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant, got his first win at the K&N…

By Sasha King

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BlackEnterprise.com producer Janell Hazelwood with Alba Colon, NASCAR's first female engineer of color

Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Enterprise's Janell Hazelwood and Kimberly Wilson visited Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 23 for the Daytona 500 race, to explore the business and diversity of NASCAR. Here, they are pictured with pit crew professionals, several of which were products of the 'Drive for Diversity' program. (Images: Kimberly Wilson/BlackEnterprise.com)

Experience NASCAR through Black Enterprise Live

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of NASCAR and their "Drive for Diversity"

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of…

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Darrell Wallace Jr., just 19, is one of NASCAR's hot young talents.

Darrell Wallace Jr., Racing’s Future, Joins NASCAR’s Truck Series

Meet one of the next young faces of NASCAR

He became the first black driver to win a race, winning at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in…

By Darren Sands

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NASCAR’s Commitment to Diversity Goes Into High Gear

Success stories are an indicator NASCAR's tracking to higher values

Several victories over the past few years indicate there’s been a changing of guard at…

By Mia N. Hall

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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In the News: NASCAR Fans Boo Michelle Obama; Mariners Greg Halman Found Dead and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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