NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity
Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O’Leary have a lot in common.
They are both former collegiate athletes, Daniels a point guard on the Norfolk State women’s basketball team, and O’Leary an outfielder on the Alcorn State softball team. They were both recruited by NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program which targets former college athletes. They both excelled in the tryout and the combine despite going up against mostly men. They are now both tire changers on the pit crew for the #52 Ford in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series, and they both have lofty goals that they hope to accomplish in the sport.
According to Dion Williams who runs the Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program, “Our idea is to expose the gospel of NASCAR to as many student-athletes as possible”. And it seems to be working. (read more)