CHARLOTTE — Thousands of middle schoolers from Charlotte and the surrounding area packed the Charlotte Convention Center Wednesday for the CIAA’s seventh annual Education Day. This year’s theme was science, technology, engineering and math, better known as STEM.
It looked more like a pep rally than a science seminar, but make no mistake, students were learning.
“There is a shortage of future STEM professionals,” said Roger Hathaway, the director of education at NASA Langley’s Research Center. “And we want to encourage these students at this age level, make them aware of some of those opportunities.”
NASA engineers teamed up with NASCAR officials to show students how science and technology play pivotal roles in their fields–from the food astronauts eat in space to driver’s helmets.
“We get a whole lot of our technology from NASA,” said NASCAR driver Ryan Gifford. “When it comes to our fire suits, things to keep us safe whenever there’s a fire or hard impact or anything like that.”
That technology went to good use just this past weekend during a big crash at Daytona. As one of the a few black drivers in NASCAR, Gifford hoped to teach the teens another important lesson.
“I hope it does encourage more kids, especially more minorities, to join the sport because I think it will be a good thing for the sport and for everybody else,” he said.
Dozens of colleges and exhibitors were also on hand. For seventh grader William Greier, Wednesday’s fair was an opportunity to explore the field he plans to go into one day. “My dad, he works for Siemens and it’s an engineering type thing,” he said.
Michelle Starlaper, an eighth grader at West Rowan Middle School, also thought the fair was interesting even though she doesn’t want to make science a career. “You use technology in everyday life basically,” she said. “And technology is always improving and stuff like that and discovering new things.”
It was a little food for thought as the students contemplate their future.
Thursday, the CIAA will host the Food Lion Health and Wellness symposium at the Presbyterian Hospital Training Center from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.
By: Adrianne Flores
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New racing partnership in support of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program
FORT KNOX, Ky. (April 29, 2011) – The U.S. Army announced today a partnership with Revolution Racing and NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity (D4D) program for the 2011 season. During the upcoming racing campaign, the Army will serve as one of the primary sponsors for Revolution Racing in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series races and as an associate sponsor for the entire roster of Revolution Racing drivers in both the K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
“The Army is proud to join Revolution Racing and NASCAR in sharing with America’s youth the many opportunities available to them whether through education, in motorsports or through service to the Nation as an Army Strong Soldier,” said Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander of the U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Our Army offers many opportunities for young Americans to pursue an education and to become leaders both in uniform and back in their hometowns. Our shared values and commitment to America’s youth make this a great partnership.”
As part of the new partnership, Revolution Racing leadership and drivers will join the Army’s efforts in reaching young Americans and their influencers about the many education and leadership opportunities available in the Army. The Army will be a part of NASCAR’s Fueling Your Dreams Tour presented by Revolution Racing, an interactive display area that visits NASCAR and K&N Pro Series races, local high schools and colleges, and other multicultural events across the country. The interactive assets and speaker panels provide young Americans an opportunity to learn more about the career options and leadership opportunities within both NASCAR and the Army.
“We are very excited about our partnership with the U.S. Army,” said Max Siegel, chief executive officer, Revolution Racing. “Revolution Racing’s commitment to empowerment, education, opportunity and positive change is perfectly aligned with the values of the Army. The Army’s support of Revolution Racing clearly demonstrates their strong commitment to our nation’s youth and cultural diversity.”
Revolution Racing joins the U.S. Army Racing family which consists of Tony Schumacher, driver of the U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel dragster, and Antron Brown of Don Schumacher Racing, along with Ryan Newman, who pilots the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series No. 39 U.S. Army Chevy, and Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing. The Army team of drivers represent more than one million brave Army Strong Soldiers, and give the men and women who serve this country a race team to be proud of. The motorsports program also provides opportunities for the Army to interact with prospects and influencers, and assists recruiters in building an all-volunteer force for our Nation.
Revolution Racing, owned by former Dale Earnhardt, Inc. executives Max Siegel and John Story, exists to provide opportunities in NASCAR for minorities and females, fielding four teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, six teams in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, multiple youth racing teams and a NASCAR pit crew development program. It brings together championship caliber executives, competition staff and equipment in a unique, academy-style environment.
Drivers on the 2010 Revolution Racing team enjoyed the best on-track season in the history of the Drive for Diversity program, earning four victories, 42 top-five finishes and 80 top 10s in 141 starts. Each team is part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, now in its eighth season.
The 2011 season has started on a winning note for Revolution Racing with driver Darrell Wallace Jr. capturing a victory in the U.S. Army-sponsored car in Thursday night’s K&N Pro Series East race at Richmond International Raceway.
“NASCAR is proud of the long standing bond between our sport and the U.S. Army,” said Marcus Jadotte, vice president, NASCAR Public Affairs and Multicultural Development. “The Army’s sponsorship of Revolution Racing speaks to our organizations’ shared values.”
The Drive for Diversity program has been successful in creating meaningful opportunities for minority and female competitors. The program helps to further diversify NASCAR’s participant and audience base. The program has seen continuous growth since its inception in 2004.
About U.S. Army Accessions Command
The U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), a subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, meets the human resource needs of the Army by transforming volunteers into officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers. In providing the force, the 18,391 men and women of Accessions Command prepare these future Soldiers and leaders for their initial military training. Commanded by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, USAAC is located at Fort Knox, Ky.
Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2011) – Revolution Racing, the second-year NASCAR development program, will campaign Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series beginning with this weekend’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).
Revolution Racing, founded and owned by former Dale Earnhardt Inc. executives Max Siegel and John Story, exists to provide opportunities in NASCAR for minorities and females and fields four teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, six teams in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, multiple youth racing teams and a NASCAR pit crew development program. Each team is part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity (D4D) program, now entering its eighth season.
“Revolution Racing is providing a tremendous service to the NASCAR industry and the individuals it touches,” said Ed Laukes, corporate motorsports marketing manager for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (TMS). “Toyota’s commitment to diversity is built into every aspect of our business. We are proud to support the diversity efforts of NASCAR and Revolution Racing both on and off the track.”
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams are operated under the direction of four-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series champion Andy Santerre, and the six NASCAR Whelen All‐American Series teams are led by former Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway track champion Blair Addis.
“Toyota and TRD have made a significant contribution to Revolution Racing, the NASCAR D4D program and diversity in general,” said Siegel and Story in a joint statement. “Toyota has made significant contributions to NASCAR and has proven itself to be a great corporate partner to the entire sport, and we are fortunate to have Toyota as a partner at Revolution Racing.”
This year’s D4D class represents drivers from across North America. Six drivers will return from 2010 and will be joined by four new drivers.
Last year’s on-track success was the most significant in the history of the D4D program with 11 drivers combining for five wins, 75 top-10 finishes and 41 top-five finishes. African-American driver Darrell Wallace Jr., who will return for his second season, earned Rookie of the Year honors as a 17-year-old, the youngest to ever win the award in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Hispanic driver Sergio Pena took the world by surprise when he won the pole for the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., as he beat out 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Joey Logano. Pena finished the race second to Logano.
Among the historic accomplishments of Revolution Racing drivers in 2010 include:
- March 27, 2010 Revolution Racing driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. became the youngest and first African-American to win in NASCAR K&N Pro Series history;·On June 5, 2010 Revolution Racing driver Ryan Gifford became the first African-American driver in NASCAR K&N Pro Series history to qualify on the pole;
- On June 11, 2010 Revolution Racing driver Michael Cherry became the first African-American to win at Tri-County Speedway (Hudson, N.C.);
- On July 2, 2010 Revolution Racing driver Megan Reitenour became the first female driver to win at Tri-County Speedway (Hudson, N.C.).
- On July 30, 2010 Darrell Wallace Jr. won his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway.
- On Sept. 24, 2010 Darrell Wallace Jr. become the youngest and first African-American to capture Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors finishing third in season points.
- Over 200 minority and female drivers applied to be part of the 2011 Drive for Diversity class. Thirty-six of those applicants were invited to tryout at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco last October at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. Drivers were selected by Revolution Racing and NASCAR officials based on their on-track performance and off-track interviews.
- The following 10 drivers were selected by Revolution Racing and NASCAR to compete in the program in 2011:
- Jorge Arteaga of Aguascalientes, Mex., will race in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Made three starts in the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series including a 10th place finish in his debut at Lee USA Speedway on July 30th. Won the 2010 NASCAR Mexico Series Most Popular Driver award.
- Mackena Bell of Carson City, Nev., returns to the Drive for Diversity Program for a second season, and will race in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. In 2010, three of her five starts in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series were top-five, while her best finish came on Aug. 20 where she picked up an impressive second-place finish.
- Jessica Brunelli of Hayward, Calif., will race in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Her 2010 season included six top‐five finishes and 10 top‐10 finishes. She returns to the Drive for Diversity program for a second season.
- Michael Cherry of Valrico, Fla., returns to the Drive for Diversity Program for a third season and will race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Last year he competed in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, and became the first African American to win a late model race at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C. The win was also his first career late model stock car victory.
- Trey Gibson of Easley, S.C., will race in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In 2010, Gibson ran a full schedule of late model stock cars at Greenville‐Pickens Speedway where he had two pole positions, 11 top‐five finishes, 20 top 10‐finishes and two wins. He made history by becoming the youngest driver to win a late model race at the historic Greenville‐ Pickens Speedway.
- Ryan Gifford of Winchester, Tenn., returns to the Drive for Diversity Program for a second season racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Last year Gifford became the first African‐American in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East history to win a pole position on June 6, 2010. Ran 10 races for Revolution Racing in 2010 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, recording four top five finishes, one pole and a 10th‐place finish in season points.
- Tayla Orleans of Randleman, N.C., will race in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. From age 7, in her first 120 races she recorded 31 wins and 92 top-fives. Since that time, she has won numerous karting championships and honors that include becoming the youngest stock car winner in the history of Waterford (Connecticut) Speedbowl history.
- Bryan Ortiz of Bayamon, Puerto Rico will race in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In 2010 Ortiz drove for Sterling Marlin Racing in the Sunoco National Tour, recording four top‐three finishes in seven race and one pole position. He won Rookie of the Year honors after capturing Rookie of the Race awards in all seven starts.
- Sergio Pena of Winchester, Va., returns to the Drive for Diversity Program for a second season, and will race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. He entered his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at the Toyota All‐Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., won the pole, and finished second to 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Joey Logano.
- Darrell Wallace Jr. of Mobile, Ala., will race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and returns to the Drive for Diversity Program for a second season. Wallace Jr. won Rookie of the Year honors in the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, as well as capturing two victories in the series, which were the most wins for any Drive for Diversity driver last year.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — VIBE Magazine today announced its entr’e into motorsports with the launch of a partnership project with Revolution Racing in support of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program. The program kicks off at the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, the sport’s premier short-track racing showcase at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale (Calif.) on Jan. 28-29 and further represents NASCAR’s efforts to reach the urban demographic.
The multiplatform partnership will include VIBE branded signage on the car to be driven by racing sensation Darrell Wallace Jr., a strong brand presence at the track as well as extensive editorial coverage in VIBE and on www.vibe.com.
Revolution Racing fields 10 race teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, as well as a youth racing development program.
Revolution Racing’s drivers are chosen from hundreds of applicants in a combine-style tryout camp in an effort to find the next female or minority racing sensation.
Darrell Wallace, Jr, was the first race winner of the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East campaign and earned the NASCAR K&N Series East Rookie of the Year in his first season as a 16-year-old. Wallace will look to become just the second driver to win the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown following his rookie season.
With driver Sergio Pena behind the wheel, Revolution Racing qualified on the pole for the 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in its debut race as a team. Pena finished a close second to NASCAR Sprint Cup star Joey Logano after 225 hard-fought laps.
‘Vibe is proud to support Revolution Racing’s initiatives in providing platform for minority drivers to further their aspirations.’ Said Brett Wright, Chief Operating Officer of Vibe Lifestyle Group, the parent company of VIBE Magazine.
‘Vibe Magazine’s involvement as a sponsor speaks volumes to growing presence of minorities in racing, not only as participants, but as fans,’ said Max Siegel, Revolution Racing’s Chief Executive Officer.
Both nights of racing will air live on SPEED.
Mooresville, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2010) – Playseat, the premier manufacturer of gaming furniture worldwide, has signed on as a primary sponsor of Revolution Racing’s No. 8 car driven by Michael Cherry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Sunoco 150 at Dover International Speedway.
Cherry, from Valrico, Fla., will be making his third start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. In his previous two starts he recorded a fourth-place finish in his series debut at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga., on Aug. 28 and an eighth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 17. Cherry made the transition from Revolution Racing’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series team last month where earlier in the season he become the first African-American driver to win a race at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C.
Playseat’s relationship with Revolution Racing began earlier this year as they joined forces to bring the Revolution Racing Technology and Training Lab to life. In addition to driver development and training, the Revolution Racing Training and Technology Lab offers opportunities for educational and youth groups to get an inside look at the world of motorsports. Revolution Racing exclusively uses the Playseat Evolution racing chassis. Additional technology partners include Doghouse Systems, iRacing.com and Logitech, who are currently finalizing the details for the official Revolution Racing Sim Training Rig.
Revolution Racing continues to evolve its driver development curriculum by combining technology with hands-on training in its academy-style development program. A partnership with iRacing formed earlier this year, along with contributions from Logitech, allowed Revolution drivers to get behind the virtual wheel to prepare for the 2010 season. Recently, new partnerships with DogHouse Systems and Playseat America have brought the Revolution Racing Technology Deck to life.
The Revolution Racing Technology Deck provides a unique training environment for the team’s development drivers, with 10 individual racing simulators complete with force-feedback steering wheels and surround sound. Through iRacing simulation software, drivers can test Legends Cars, open-wheel cars and full-bodied stock cars on a variety of race tracks from across the United States, Canada and Europe.
“This is one more tool we are able to use for driver development,” said John Story, President of Revolution Racing. “Through our partnerships with iRacing, DogHouse Systems and Playseat America, along with our collaboration with Logitech, our drivers are able to climb into a simulator at their leisure and test at a different track without leaving the race shop.”
In addition to driver development and training, the Revolution Racing Technology Deck offers opportunities for educational and youth groups to get an inside look at the world of motorsports. Through the Revolution Racing simulators, students can apply principles of science, technology, engineering and math to their own virtual race cars.
“Science, technology, engineering and math are vital components of any young person’s school curriculum,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Revolution Racing. “Through the Revolution Racing Technology Deck, we can make these topics more relevant and accessible to students and drivers of any age.”
The Revolution Racing simulators are built using components from DogHouse Systems, iRacing, Logitech and Playseat America. iRacing provides the simulation software, which allows drivers to race, practice or qualify in a wide variety of cars and tracks, and is used by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Brad Keselowski and a number of other drivers from all forms of motorsports.
The simulation software from iRacing is run on a DogHouse Systems Elite Gaming Machine, a customized version of the DogHouse Armor VS.
“To say we are excited to be teaming up with Revolution Racing would be an understatement,” said John Pryor of DogHouse Systems. “Many of us at DogHouse Systems are NASCAR fans and when we learned about the Drive for Diversity program and the Revolution Racing Technology Deck, we knew it was a program we would be proud to be affiliated with.”
The simulator chassis are provided by Playseat America. Revolution Racing exclusively uses the Playseat Evolution racing chassis. The simulators come to life with Logitech G27 Racing Wheels, along with Logitech Z-2300 speakers and G-35 headsets which add authentic sound to complete the racing experience.
Additional networking components needed to complete the Revolution Racing Technology Deck were provided by Best Buy Store #1133 in Mooresville, N.C.
For more information about Revolution Racing’s simulation technology partners, please visit www.revracing.net
About Revolution Racing
Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Revolution Racing, owned by Max Siegel and John Story, brings together championship caliber executives, competition staff and equipment in a unique academy-style environment. Revolution currently operates four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams, under the direction of four-time K&N Pro Series champion Andy Santerre, and six NASCAR Whelen All‐American Series teams, led by former Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway track champion Blair Addis. In addition, Revolution Racing manages a youth racing initiative that allows kids ages 8-14 to compete in the INEX Bandolero and INEX Legend cars. The team also trains aspiring female and minority pit crew athletes through the Drive for Diversity Crew Member Development program presented by Sprint.
About DogHouse Systems
Established in 2008, DogHouse Systems™ produces elite desktop computers for the most discriminating PC gamer. The DogHouse Systems™ machines offer the best performance value available on the market today.
The company was founded by computer hardware professionals who love gaming and want to offer a product that is specifically built and tested to get the most performance out of a single machine without loading it with costly extras that provide little or no benefit. The engineers at DogHouse Systems™ tested scores of hardware configurations to find the perfect combination of quality components that, together, would create synergistic performance unmatched by competitors and backed by statistical benchmarks. These machines are not tweaked, juiced or over-clocked. They are the result of matching pure raw power with iron-clad stability. If these machines were athletes, they would have 100% muscle and 0% body fat. DogHouse Systems proudly introduces – the Armor Series.
DogHouse Systems™ offers four distinct levels of gaming desktop machines called the Armor Line. The entry-level VS, the ES series, the TL series and the flagship SS. DogHouse also offers an elite gaming laptop called Mobius. Each machine is built with the most balanced configuration so you don’t have to worry about a confusing deluge of options that have no real-world performance gain and do nothing but eat into your wallet. Each Doghouse Systems™ machine demonstrates astounding capability that will give you years of dominant gaming.
iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including NASCAR Racing: 2003 Season and Grand Prix Legends. Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Group – the co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing – as well as an avid simracer. iRacing has developed numerous corporate relationships in the motorsport industry, including agreements to develop track simulations with International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports and Panoz Motor Sports Group. iRacing is the official simulation partner of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Sports Car Club of America, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, Star Mazda Championship, Skip Barber Racing School and Australia’s V8 Super School. The iRacing service is open to racers and fans of all skill levels from top-level pros to complete beginners. To join in the fun, go to www.iRacing.com.
Playseat is the premier manufacturer of gaming furniture worldwide, a well-known brand in gaming, and an international registered trademark®.
What started out as a simple garage concept created out of a leftover car seat and rusty scrap metal single handedly re-defined in-home gaming and revolutionized an industry. Corporately based in Holland/Netherlands, Playseat was officially founded in 2000 by current president and ’97 Dutch Enduro 125cc Champion Dr. Fernando Smit.
Inspired by his racing career, Dr. Smit wanted to find a w ay to bring the experience home, and felt the quickly advancing technology of the video game industry bridged that gap of realism, all that was missing was a realistic interface to round out the experience. Thus, the first Playseat was born, which has since evolved into a multitude of products that encompass all facets of gaming, truly making Playseat the Ultimate Gaming Experience. Founded in 2002, Playseat America handles all North and South America sales, marketing and distribution of Playeat products.
Four Iowa-area independent Goodyear tire dealers are sponsoring the Revolution Racing entries of Mackena Bell, Ryan Gifford, Sergio Pena and Darrell Wallace, Jr., in the Goodyear Tire Dealers of Iowa 200 on May 23.
Duck Creek Tire (Bettendorf, Iowa), Freedom Tire (Altoona, Iowa), Graham Tire (Des Moines, Iowa) and McAtee Tire (Marshalltown, Iowa) will sponsor the four Revolution Racing NASCAR K&N Pro Series East entries this weekend.
The Goodyear Tire Dealers of Iowa 200 brings together competitors from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West for an annual combination event at Iowa Speedway (Newton, Iowa).
Representing Revolution Racing and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Bell will drive the No. 8 Freedom Tire Chevrolet, Gifford will pilot the No. 2 Graham Tire Chevrolet, Pena will drive the No. 4 McAtee Tire Chevrolet and Wallace will drive the No. 76 Duck Creek Tire Chevrolet.
The Goodyear Tire Dealers of Iowa 200 can be seen on SPEED Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. ET.
Revolution Racing, owned by Max Siegel and John Story, is the premier team operator for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative, fielding six cars in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division and four cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
The No. 5 AirTight Late Model, driven by Becca Kasten, will debut this weekend at Tri-County Motor Speedway (Hudson, N.C.) and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
“We are very proud to have formed this partnership with Revolution Racing,” said Greg Crumpton, President of AirTight. “It speaks to the core of what AirTight was founded upon. Supporting young people in the pursuit of their passions, that is what Revolution Racing and AirTight are all about.”
“AirTight has shown a commitment to Revolution Racing and our goal of developing young talent in NASCAR,” said Story, President of Revolution Racing. “We are proud to partner with AirTight this weekend and throughout the 2010 season.”
AirTight Mechanical will serve as primary sponsor of the No. 5 AirTight Late Model driven by Kasten for six races. Katie Hagar will pilot the No. 4 AirTight Late Model for five events this season.
About AirTight Mechanical
AirTight is a high-quality, mission-critical focused HVAC service provider that prides themselves on utilizing highly trained technicians and state of the art technology to reduce your costs. Routine practices include providing up to the minute status updates on your account as well as accurate, timely invoices. AirTight employees are good people that you can trust in secure environments where trust isn’t a luxury, it’s essential. For more information visit: www.myairtight.com
MBC Group, Digital Printing Division has joined Revolution Racing as an official partner for the 2010 season.
MBC Group, Digital Printing Division, an Indianapolis-based, minority/veteran-owned firm that specializes in large scale, digital, point of purchase, retail, corporate and tradeshow graphics and signage solutions, has partnered with Revolution Racing in support of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative. Revolution Racing is the premier team operator for the Drive for Diversity initiative, fielding six cars in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and four cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
“MBC Group strives to provide the best value for our clients while satisfying their diversity needs,” said Eric Holloway, President of MBC Group. “We’re confident that Revolution Racing’s diversity initiatives reflect our mission and we are proud to support their effort to develop female and minority drivers and crew members.”
“MBC Group has made a great commitment to Revolution Racing and the Drive for Diversity initiative,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Revolution Racing. “It is extremely promising to have a minority-owned business partnering with Revolution Racing, and we hope this will open the door for more of the minority business community to get involved with NASCAR.”
The No. 6 MBC Group Late Model, driven by Michael Cherry, will debut this weekend at Tri-County Motor Speedway (Hudson, N.C.) and Caraway Speedway (Asheboro, N.C.). MBC Group will serve as primary sponsor for five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division events with Revolution Racing this season.
About MBC Group, Digital Printing Division
MBC Group, Digital Printing Division is a minority/veteran-owned small business that focuses on large-scale, digital, point of purchase, retail, corporate, and tradeshow graphics and signage solutions for industry and government. Our President is a 20-year Veteran whose background includes missile systems maintenance, warehouse and logistics systems, and defense contracting. MBC Group strives to provide the best value for our customers while satisfying their needs for diversity involvement. We have strategically partnered with, and are backed by other diversity companies who share our goals and ethics, thus forming an unbeatable team with flexibility and depth. MBC Group possesses unique abilities in the printing world by employing one of the largest single-pass digital printers in the world (one of four in the United States).