September 24, 2011

Native NASCAR owner and driver

Native American NASCAR driver makes debut

By Heather TownsendOn Saturday September 24th, Sacred Power Motorsports (SPM) will make its racing debut in the #73 Dodge RAM at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. SPM is the first top level Native American owned NASCAR team that is featuring a Native American driver. The owner of the team is David Melton from the Pueblo of Laguna tribe in NM. David also owns Sacred Power Corporation, the largest Native American owned solar integration company in the US. Clovis California driver A.J. Russell has an impressive racing resume with experiences in Indy Pro Lights, Supermodifieds and California Asphalt Trucks; A.J. is also a member of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.Comment:  Native owners and drivers seem to be taking NASCAR by storm suddenly.

For more on the subject, see First Native NASCAR Team Owner and First Native Female NASCAR Truck Owner.

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Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:

U.S. Sacred Power Co-Founder David Melton Embarks on NASCAR Venture

“Using the strengths of the Father to protect the gifts of the Mother” is the philosophy of Sacred Power Corporation, the largest Native-owned-and-operated renewable-energy systems integration and manufacturing firm in the U.S. Sacred Power’s co-founder, David Melton of the Pueblo Laguna tribe and American Indian Business Owner of the Year Award winner for 2011, has businesses in solar power, telecommunications, livestock-watering, home-electrification and all other facets of renewable energy. Melton has now embarked on another business venture, NASCAR. He has put together a truck-racing team led by A.J. Russell, the first Native NASCAR driver to compete at this level, and Rich Kuty, Jr., who serves as the team’s racing director.