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NASCAR Awards Drive For Diversity Recipients
February 15, 2018
Pioneers of diversity were honored Thursday during the 11th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards. The Awards highlight exceptional accomplishments by drivers, motorsports professionals, industry facilities and organizations, and more.
NASCAR Awards Drive For Diversity Recipients

Pioneers of diversity were honored Thursday, February 15, at Daytona International Speedway during the 11th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards. A list of this year’s awardees is below.

The NASCAR Drive Diversity Awards highlight exceptional accomplishments by drivers, motorsports professionals, industry facilities and organizations, as well as graduates of highly competitive programs, NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development and Pit Crew Development and the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.

Past notable awardees include Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates Kyle Larson, Daniel Suárez and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.

“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards offer an outstanding platform to recognize individuals and organizations whose significant contributions drive our efforts of inclusion and strengthen the future of our sport,” said NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France. “Our commitment to diversity is part of our core values and it’s our sincere pleasure to recognize this year’s outstanding group of winners for their efforts and achievements.”

The 2018 NASCAR season kicks off at the Daytona International Speedway with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday, February 16, followed by the debut of the NASCAR Xfinity Series with the POWERSHARES QQQ 300 on Saturday. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Daytona 500 will air on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

2018 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Award Recipients
National Series Driver Award—Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Joey Logano
NASCAR Diverse Driver Award—NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Jesse Iwuji
NASCAR Partner Award—PEAK
NASCAR Diverse Crew Member Award—Kevin Richardson
NASCAR Young Racer Award—member of the 2018 NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver class Isabella Robusto
NASCAR Industry Ambassador Award—Sam Belnavis
NASCAR Diversity Intern Award—Precious Makuyana and Jorge Jones
NASCAR Institution Award—Jason Taylor Foundation
NASCAR Track Award—Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Team Award—Roush Fenway Racing