NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Announces 2023 Class


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 CherukaraNASCAR AerodynamicsCranfield University
Alexandria SamuelSonoma RacewayColumbia University
Angelina DavilaNASCAR CommunicationsDePaul University
Aniya MisherJoe Gibbs RacingNorth Carolina A&T State University
Ava HartsellHendrick MotorsportsVirginia Tech
Brisia BrionesNASCAR Sourcing and ProcurementUniversity of Houston
Chandler LoveNASCAR Human ResourceUniversity of Miami
Daniel ZakharyNASCAR Public & Govt. AffairsUniversity of Florida
Darren HendersonNASCAR Multicultural & Youth Marketing Temple University
DeNashia RobinsonNASCAR LegalHoward University School of Law
Didier AttipouNASCAR Corporate AccountingMorehouse College
D’Vante SilerNASCAR Sales AcademyFort Valley State University
Elijah PattersonNASCAR Marketing ServicesJohnson C. Smith University
Elizabeth YaboniNASCAR Social ResponsibilityColumbia University
Ester FerreiraNASCAR InternationalNova Southeastern University
Gift PendletonChicago Street RaceUniversity of Central Florida
Haley KingWorldwide ExpressPrairie View A&M University
India MartinNASCAR Consumer StrategyOglethorpe University
Jayden CarrilloNASCAR Brand MarketingUniversity of South Carolina
Juliana Ashrifeh NASCAR Social MediaWayne State University
Juliet CampbellNASCAR ProductionsThe Ohio State University
Lauren Allsbrook23XI RacingUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Lauryn CarltonNASCAR Partnership MarketingElon University
Leticia De FreitasRev RacingSavannah College of Art & Design
Maya EllisonMotor Racing NetworkFlorida A&M University
Meg CabrasNASCAR Licensing & ConsumerFlorida State University Products
Miranda RomeroThe NASCAR FoundationNew Mexico State University
Nicolas CaldwellNASCAR National SalesWest Virginia University
Niraj PanthiNASCAR Media and Event TechnologyWingate University
Oscar CasasolaNASCAR Gaming and EsportsUniversity of Maryland
Phalgunmihir EyunniHendrick MotorsportsFlorida State University
Phillip HallNASCAR Weekly Racing OperationsSt. John’s University
Salaah KhanNASCAR Sports BettingThe George Washington University
Sidney BrownTeam PenskeBethune-Cookman University
Syeda Ghazal QadriNASCAR Research and InsightsBoston University
Tyra BlueNASCAR Diversity & InclusionBriar Cliff University
Victor JacksonRoush Fenway Keselowski RacingFlorida State College at Jacksonville 


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