Nascar Appoints First Diversity Chief After Confederate Flag Controversy

Brandon Thompson is the first graduate of Nascar's diversity internship to move up to executive level

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Nascar has appointed its first diversity and inclusion lead, Brandon Thompson, who was formerly managing director of the Nascar Touring Series. He will step into the new role overseeing industrywide D&I strategy.

“Nascar has made significant progress in the areas of diversity and inclusion, and we now have an opportunity to build on our momentum—both as a company and industry,”  Thompson said in a statement. “It is with great passion and energy that we will champion our sport as accepting and welcoming of all individuals interested in being part of the NASCAR family.”

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