NORTH CAROLINA --The
NASCAR Diversity Internship is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer
internship program that is designed to expose diverse college and
university students to the many career opportunities within the NASCAR
In addition to NASCAR, this program involves several NASCAR
sponsors and licensees, NASCAR teams and tracks, and other
The program is designed to support deserving students with an interest
in the NASCAR industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian,
Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial
NEW YORK -- Professional racecar driver Tia Norfleet has visions of giving to a community that supports her.
As the first, youngest and only African-American female driver on the NASCAR circuit, Tia Norfleet has set the stage to opening the doors of diversity in a highly controversial and predominately male oriented sport.
With lawsuits that have been filed as well by other minorities, which have accused NASCAR of racial discrimination, many people wonder why and how can Norfleet compete in this division of racing.
NEW YORK -- Tia Norfleet is used to breaking barriers. She's used to being
overlooked, and she well knows the low odds and risks involved. None of
this matters though.
Norfleet, 24, loves what she does and she'll stop at nothing to make it.
Racing ... is her life.
Growing up the daughter of a minister and a professional racecar
driver (Bobby Norfleet), Tia was introduced to the sport at a very young
age. In a predominately white, male sport, she is the exception to the
Female drivers are rare enough, but an African-American as well?