NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has All-Star kickoff

first_imgNASCAR HRCameron JoeDavidson CollegeCharlotte, N.C. “Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization.”—Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development OrganizationIntern NameUniversityHometown NASCAR BroadcastingVictoria GarciaSoutheastern UniversityMiami, Fla. NASCAR R&DBrian Lee*Purdue UniversityTysons Corner, Va. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2013) — With eventual landing spots ranging from NASCAR to E! News, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has offered diverse students an opportunity to work in one of the largest professional sports industries in the United States. This year, 19 diverse college students will have the opportunity to complete a 10-week, paid summer internship through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program has placed the new crop of students in varying positions and organizations throughout the NASCAR industry with the hopes of finding the next wave of industry leaders.“Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “For over a decade, the NDIP has created opportunities for multicultural college students to take on substantive projects in our industry to help prepare them up for long-term success after completing college.”Founded in 2000, the NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the NASCAR ecosystem by offering internships with teams, tracks, broadcast partners and marketing partners. In addition to the NASCAR, GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Braselton, Ga., and New York, the 2013 interns are working at NASCAR’s partner companies such as Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Taylor Strategy and Octagon.NDIP has served as a valuable employment pool for NASCAR partners as well as other companies and industries by providing students hands-on experiences across various disciplines, including marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. This year’s class includes five returning students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication across NASCAR in previous years.The 2013 class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., before departing for their various assignments for the summer.The 2013 NDIP class includes the following students from universities around the nation: NASCAR MG EngineeringCameron McCarty*North Carolina State UniversityJackson, Miss. NASCAR DiversityAntoinette DiazUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrollton, Ga. OctagonJusan Hamilton*Ithaca CollegeIthaca, N.Y. NASCAR Racing OperationsPaige SanchezEmbry-RiddleHouston, Texas NASCAR Digital MediaMelia SigmonHigh Point UniversityDenver, N.C. NASCAR B&C MarketingMarco SanchezGeorgia State UniversityNorcross, Ga. NASCAR Team PropertiesLorena RoblesFull Sail UniversitySan Juan, P.R. READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Charlotte WATCH: Danica Patrick Press Pass Taylor StrategyEdgar VelizUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas NASCAR IMCSunghwan KimSyracuse UniversityLouisville, Ky. NASCAR Industry ServicesRachel AlmarioClayton State UniversityMcDonough, Ga. NASCAR IMCKelsey NelsonUniversity of MarylandGermantown, Md. Program offers professional development opportunities to students nationwide DISEvanna HowellWinston-Salem State UniversityMalden, Mass. Rev RacingPedro Mojica*University of Texas – San AntonioKilleen, Texas READ: Johnson wins Sprint All-Star Race NASCAR FoundationLauren HoustonUniversity of North CarolinaFayetteville, N.C. READ: Faulty transmission KO’s Keselowski ALMS (Georgia)Dontavius AllenGeorgia State UniversityGriffin, Ga. NASCAR Public AffairsRobert Harbour*Florida State UniversityPensacola, Fla. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.last_img read more

Moyes: We gave it a go

first_img In a game of few clear-cut chances, Wayne Rooney came as close as anyone with a long-range effort that brought a decent save out of Petr Cech. Danny Welbeck screwed a decent headed opportunity wide in the second half, while Tom Cleverley had a penalty appeal turned down after his shot crashed into Frank Lampard. Manchester United manager David Moyes claimed if any side was going to win their goalless stalemate with Chelsea it would have been his. “If anybody created the chances it was us,” said Moyes. “I picked an attacking team that was trying to score. We had boys who score goals and gave it a go. “Maybe we lacked a real good pass through or a really top cross that might just have made the difference or it might have been an individual moment of brilliance that we have seen in the past.” And whilst most observers felt Lampard would have been exceptionally unfortunate to concede a spot-kick, Moyes felt his side had a genuine claim. “There was a shout for a penalty,” said Moyes. “The referee had a good game but just afterwards he gave handball against Oscar for a lesser handball in the middle of the pitch. “We could do with having it defined what is going to be given as a handball.” After securing a victory at Swansea on the opening weekend, the result was satisfactory for United given they have a trip to Liverpool looming on Sunday. The same can also be said of Chelsea, who won their opening two home games and face Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the Super Cup in Prague on Friday. “It is a fair point,” said Mourinho. “Nobody deserved to lose, nobody was better than the opponent to deserve a clear victory. “But for us, after two home victories, to come to the champions and get a point is fine. “I played here with four kids under 22 in attack. It is the first time they play at Old Trafford, against the champions, against Ferdinand and Vidic and Evra. So the result is positive.” Mourinho opted to start without a recognised striker, introducing Fernando Torres off the bench after half-time. It seems a strange way to treat someone who cost the club £50million, although evidently the Chelsea manager is not too worried by the figures. “He scored the goal that won the Europa League. That means some millions. He scored the goal against Everton that put Chelsea in the Champions League. That also means some millions,” said Mourinho. “It is not really £50million, maybe it is twenty and a half. “He is doing his job. Today he did it again.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Carabao Cup Semi-finals: Man City overwhelm Man United in 3-1 in first leg

first_img Source: BBC Holders Manchester City will take a commanding lead into the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final after outclassing neighbours Manchester United at Old Trafford.Marcus Rashford’s late reply will give United hope they can still turn this tie around in the return on Wednesday, 29 January, but it should not deflect from City’s overwhelming superiority for the vast majority of the game.Pep Guardiola’s side stunned the home fans with three first-half goals, and in truth they could have had many more before the break, such was the gulf between the two sides.City, who left Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on the bench, started with a strikerless 4-4-2 system that saw Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne their furthest players forward.It was Bernardo who broke the deadlock, with a superb strike from the edge of the box that arrowed into the top corner of the net.Riyad Mahrez made it 2-0 when he ran on to Bernardo’s pass and rounded David de Gea, with the home side hopelessly exposed.By now, United were chasing shadows and it was soon 3-0, as a swift breakaway ended with De Bruyne twisting Phil Jones inside out before seeing his shot saved by De Gea but ricochet in off Andreas Pereira.United’s limp resistance and lack of threat saw them booed off by some supporters at the break but they at least showed some resolve when they emerged for the second half.City seemed content with their advantage, and United at last began to enjoy time on the ball, although they did not force Claudio Bravo into any meaningful action before Rashford’s goal.That came when the visitors, for once, gave the ball away cheaply and Mason Greenwood fed the England striker to run through and score.United never threatened to deny City a famous victory however, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are left with a huge task if they are to stop them reaching their third successive final, and their fourth in the past five years.last_img read more