--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diversity Motorsports:
|WHO:||Terrance Alton Cox III/Minority Youth Matters Movement/Diversity Motorsports LLC|
|WHAT:||Event to honor African American accomplishments in motorsports|
|WHERE:||NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC|
|WHEN:||May 18, 2018|
Terrance Alton Cox III, civil rights activist and Georgia businessman, is the co-founder of the Minority Youth Matters Movement and Diversity Motorsports LLC, and these two organizations collaboratively will utilize the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as the host venue, to honor African American accomplishments in motorsports.
“The NASCAR Hall of Fame showcases some of the greatest names ever associated within the sport of NASCAR over their 70 year existence,” said Terrance Alton Cox III, co-founder of the Minority Youth Matters Movement and Diversity Motorsports LLC.
“Since the NASCAR Hall of Fame has already enshrined Wendell Scott, the lone African American to have won a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race December 1, 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida, I felt it was imperative to establish an event that could honor more African Americans who have had an impact on this sport, but will never be enshrined in this facility located on, of all places, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard,” noted Cox.
“The main objective of Diversity Motorsports was to secure the NASCAR Hall of Fame, through the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, with a signed contract and payment for the venue, in order for us to host an event of this magnitude - and we certainly accomplished our goal,” continued Cox.
“Respectfully, I am not going to divulge details of this high profile event, at this time, due in part to proposals being sent out to intended partners and sponsors for this historic event - of which several sponsors are presently associated with the NASCAR brand,” said Cox.
Further information will be provided during February in recognition of Black History Month.