From The Sporting News :

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is revving up its efforts to bolster diversity in stock car racing with a new plan to train and hire more minorities to drive, work the pits and handle its business.

The plan announced Wednesday in Washington, D.C., with the help of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., includes working with historically black universities to teach NASCAR’s technical curriculum by linking them to the Universal Technical Institute, a multi-campus program used by the racing body.

NASCAR already works with at least two historically black colleges in North Carolina, said Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The efforts at North Carolina A&T State University and Winston-Salem State University will “open some exciting doors” to students in technical fields, he said.

A nice idea to be sure, but as race relations expert Will Leitch could’ve told them, the whole NASCAR-is-racist thing is just a gratuitious slam.