A Heartwarming Gesture from Brad Keselowski for the NASCAR Technical Institute Graduates

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July 18, 2020 8:11 pm

Brad Keselowski will race at the Texas Motor Speedway in a special car. The car will feature names of the recent graduates of the NASCAR Technical Institute in North Carolina.

The institute has provided NASCAR with tons of talented crew members and technical members.

This Sunday, Team Penske driver will honor the 225 recent graduates of UTI since the COVID-19 pandemic. The team will print the names of the students on the roof of the Number 2 Ford Mustang of Keselowski in the ‘O’Reilly Auto Parts 500’ at Texas.

Alan Cavanna of Fox Sports posted a photo of Keselowski’s car on Twitter. He wrote, Nice touch on @keselowski car this weekend. It has the names of recent grads from @NASCARTechUTI. Many of them will likely soon be working in the industry.”

UTI alumni work with drivers including Brad Keselowski, Blaney, and Logano

Team Penske’s owner Roger Penske said in a NASCAR media statement, “Universal Technical Institute graduates have the skills to deliver for our organization, which is why we rely on UTI to help us identify new talent.”

He added, “UTI has not only helped us win on the race track. Its graduates work throughout our organization. This special paint scheme is a great way to recognize the recent graduates of UTI and celebrate our partnership.

“We look forward to honoring the UTI graduates on the No. 2 car in Texas next weekend.”

Additionally, the institute’s executive John Dodson reveals that Keselowski’s own company ‘Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing’ hires the UTI graduates regularly.

Not just Brad’s company but almost everyone in NASCAR vouch for the talent of the institute’s graduates.

He said, “It’s really cool when you get a call from Brad Keselowski saying I’m depending on you guys, we need the right kind of guys up here. He wants the all-star graduates, he gets them and he pays them well. Their future’s bright.

“I think that’s quite a testament when a NASCAR champion is contacting you for their own trained talent.”

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Mrinal Kuniyal

Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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