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NASCAR plans to hire and train more minorities

Updated: February 9, 2006, 1:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR is revving up its efforts to bolster diversity in stock car racing with a new plan to train and hire more minorities to drive, work the pits and handle its business.

The plan announced Wednesday in Washington, D.C., with the help of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., includes working with historically black universities to teach NASCAR's technical curriculum by linking them to the Universal Technical Institute, a multi-campus program used by the racing body.

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