Woman recognized for her pioneering role in NASCAR

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A pioneer of NASCAR is being recognized. Melissa Harville-Lebron raced into history as the first African-American woman to own a NASCAR team.

“The opportunity to usher in a new demographic and to NASCAR. It’s not that African-American people don’t want to be involved in a sport, they need a relateable image. My children are African-American and Latino. You know we’re hitting diversity head on,” she said.

Harville-Lebron was a single mother who started off in the entertainment industry.  She now she owns “E2 Northeast Motorsports” which is the first multicultural team to race competitively with four black and Latino drivers.

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