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NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Announces 2023 Class

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NASCAR announced today its 22nd NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) class welcoming undergraduate and graduate students to NASCAR. The class of 37 students completed orientation during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend in Charlotte. Many in the group had the opportunity to experience their first NASCAR race, visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Hendrick Motorsports and the Motor Racing Network facilities.

The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week program that offers hands-on experience across various roles in the motorsports industry. NDIP provides practical, unique, hands-on experience in a variety of fields vital to the sport and business operations. Throughout the summer interns will receive mentorship, network with industry leaders and engage in a case study competition.

“This year we’re welcoming another exceptional class of college students eager to learn about our sport,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. “As a graduate of NDIP,

I know firsthand how crucial it is for students to have exposure to professional sports opportunities. We’re excited to welcome this year’s class and look forward to seeing them grow this summer.”

The industry’s longest-running diversity initiative, NDIP has played an important role in NASCAR as the sport celebrates its 75th year. Launched in 2000, the highly competitive career development program has introduced over 500 college students to the NASCAR industry, and has grown to include several industry partners, providing a variety of career exposure opportunities. 2023 partners include Rev Racing, World Wide Express, 23XI Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Sonoma Raceway, Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports and Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing.

NDIP is open to college students who are sophomores or above with a minimum 3.0 GPA representing the following races/ethnic minority classifications: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Latino or Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

The 2023 NASCAR Diversity Internship Class includes:






Abhishek Cherukara

NASCAR Aerodynamics

Cranfield University


Alexandria Samuel

Sonoma Raceway

Columbia University


Angelina Davila

NASCAR Communications

DePaul University


Aniya Misher

Joe Gibbs Racing

North Carolina A&T State University


Ava Hartsell

Hendrick Motorsports

Virginia Tech


Brisia Briones

NASCAR Sourcing and Procurement

University of Houston


Chandler Love

NASCAR Human Resource

University of Miami


Daniel Zakhary

NASCAR Public & Govt. Affairs

University of Florida


Darren Henderson

NASCAR Multicultural & Youth Marketing 

Temple University


DeNashia Robinson


Howard University School of Law


Didier Attipou

NASCAR Corporate Accounting

Morehouse College


D'Vante Siler

NASCAR Sales Academy

Fort Valley State University


Elijah Patterson

NASCAR Marketing Services

Johnson C. Smith University


Elizabeth Yaboni

NASCAR Social Responsibility

Columbia University


Ester Ferreira

NASCAR International

Nova Southeastern University


Gift Pendleton

Chicago Street Race

University of Central Florida


Haley King

Worldwide Express

Prairie View A&M University


India Martin

NASCAR Consumer Strategy

Oglethorpe University


Jayden Carrillo

NASCAR Brand Marketing

University of South Carolina


Juliana Ashrifeh 

NASCAR Social Media

Wayne State University


Juliet Campbell

NASCAR Productions

The Ohio State University


Lauren Allsbrook

23XI Racing

University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Lauryn Carlton

NASCAR Partnership Marketing

Elon University


Leticia De Freitas

Rev Racing

Savannah College of Art & Design


Maya Ellison

Motor Racing Network

Florida A&M University


Meg Cabras

NASCAR Licensing & Consumer

Florida State University Products


Miranda Romero

The NASCAR Foundation

New Mexico State University


Nicolas Caldwell

NASCAR National Sales

West Virginia University


Niraj Panthi

NASCAR Media and Event Technology

Wingate University


Oscar Casasola

NASCAR Gaming and Esports

University of Maryland


Phalgunmihir Eyunni

Hendrick Motorsports

Florida State University


Phillip Hall

NASCAR Weekly Racing Operations

St. John's University


Salaah Khan

NASCAR Sports Betting

The George Washington University


Sidney Brown

Team Penske

Bethune-Cookman University


Syeda Ghazal Qadri

NASCAR Research and Insights

Boston University


Tyra Blue

NASCAR Diversity & Inclusion

Briar Cliff University


Victor Jackson

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing

Florida State College at Jacksonville 



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