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Alcorn State University, Breanna O'Leary, Brehanna Daniels, Coke Zero Sugar 400, Get Lifted, Monster Energy NASAR Cup Series, NASCAR, Norfolk State University -

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Threatening weather hovered over the Daytona International Speedway last weekend, but the storm never came. Instead, the 167,000 people at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 saw a piece of racing history when Brehanna Daniels became the first African-American woman to join a pit crew at NASCAR’s top level. “It was [hard] […]

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Bubba Wallace, Daytona, Entertainment, NASCAR, Sports -

NASCAR driver, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, Jr. had a surprising second-place finish at this year’s Daytona 500 and is hoping to fare even better or win the Coke Zero Sugar 400 race on the same track Saturday night.

The post NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace hopes to repeat stellar Daytona run appeared first on theGrio.

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The Coca Cola 600, one of the top races in NASCAR’s season, will set a record even before the event begins Sunday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the first time, the Memorial Day race will feature three alumni of NASCAR’s years-long effort to diversify the sport. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will be driving for […]

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Black History Month, NASCAR, NHRA, Nicole Lyons -

Nicole Lyons is the first African-American female driver to race in the National Hot Rod Association’s Top Sportsman Division. Her story: Lyons, who followed in her father’s footsteps as a race car driver and engine builder, started in the NHRA Super Street class in 2005, then moved on to Super Gas and Super Comp the […]

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Bubba Wallace, Daytona 500, Desiree Wallace, NASCAR -

As thousands of NASCAR fans filed in to Daytona Beach International Speedway on Sunday for the sold-out Daytona 500, Desiree Wallace sat nervously in the No. 43 pit box alongside the pit road. Below, awaiting the green flag that would start the race, was her 24-year-old-son, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. When Desiree Wallace sees the […]

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AutoRacing, Bill Lester, Black History Month, Grand Am, NASCAR -

Bill Lester is the first black driver to win a Grand Am race. Born: Feb. 6, 1961 His story: Lester was born in Washington, D.C. and moved with his family to the San Francisco, California area. His parents took him to a race track when he was 8 years old, and from there he was […]

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AutoRacing, Black History Month, NASCAR, Wendell Scott -

Wendell Scott was the first black driver in NASCAR and the first to win a race at its highest level. Born: Aug. 29, 1921 Died: Dec. 23, 1990 His story: Scott was born in Danville, Virginia. He learned to be an auto mechanic from his father and opened a shop after serving in the Army […]

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Daily Uplift, Daytona International Speedway, Diversity, Get Lifted, Jesse Iwuji, NASCAR, Shawne Merriman -

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — When Jesse Iwuji appeared on a NASCAR podcast at a trade show in November with NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney, the challenges to make it in racing were evident. Iwuji, at 30 years old, had started his racing career just a few years earlier at 27. Blaney, 23, was completing his second […]

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All Day, Anthony Davis, Daily Dose, Michael Jackson, NASCAR, NBA, Russell Simmons, Thriller -

Hey, y’all, it’s another TV day, so please do tune in to Around The Horn at 5 p.m. on ESPN. Also, I wrote a column about Kevin Durant and his epiphany about his blackness that he revealed to the world in the San Jose Mercury News. Remember to lotion your ankles and mind your business. […]

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African-American NASCAR Drivers, Darrell Bubba Wallace, featured, nascar, News, racism, Wendell Scott -

It’s been nearly 46 years since the world of NASCAR saw a full-time African-American driver […]

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Daily Uplift, Diversity, Jesse Iwuji, Lights Out, NASCAR, Shawne Merriman -

One of Jesse Iwuji’s favorite quotes is from motivational speaker Les Brown. “He said, ‘Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality’ and that’s huge,” Iwuji said. The 30-year-old NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver incorporates that axiom into his personal and professional life. Currently a naval officer, Iwuji says his goals are […]

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Darrell Bubba Wallace, nascar, NASCAR Cup Series, National, News, Race, Richard Petty Motorsports, Sports -

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. will drive the iconic No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports […]

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Get Lifted, Lights Out, NASCAR, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Shawne Merriman -

Shawne Merriman named it after his apparel line — Lights Out. The former NFL player recently expanded his personal brand to launch Lights Out Drive, an initiative that gives children exposure to NASCAR. Which is why on Oct. 1, 100 children from the program visited Dover International Speedway. “All those kids won’t get the opportunity […]

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Colin Kaepernick, nascar, National, National Anthem Protest, News, NFL, President Donald Trump -

NASCAR drivers have been told to leave their personal politics off the track — or […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Michelle Obama, NASCAR, The Morning Roast, Yara Shahidi -

The Morning Roast produced a fantastic photograph this week, which features me, Domonique and Mina riding on a motorcycle with a sidecar. You’ve got to listen to the episode to get it, but it’s actually pretty funny, stand-alone. I wouldn’t be able to tell you who wrote my college recommendations if I tried. What I […]

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Diversity, HBCU, Health, NASCAR -

It’s Friday afternoon in Concord, North Carolina. Concord is known as the Mecca of Motorsports because 90 percent of all stock car racing teams set up shop in this energetic suburb. It’s in the heart of NASCAR country, not far from Charlotte. Jeremy Kimbrough, a former defensive linebacker for the Washington Redskins, is swinging tires […]

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