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Long considered a sport just for the ‘good ole boys,’ NASCAR driver Tia Norfleet is determined to tear down every wall until her presence is felt within the racing world. She opened up during a recent visit with rolling out TV.

Check out this black woman’s quest to forever change the face of NASCAR

DeWayne Rogers

DeWayne Rogers

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  1. DaBum2012 on February 22, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I would love to see her race, but it isn’t happening.I looked into her background a bit, and the way she’s going about it is wrong and hindered her chances of her already being where she is striving to be and that’s making it in NASCAR. In numerous articles, she stated that she will not take sponsorship from alcohol or tobacco companies because of her beliefs-big mistake #1. I understand where she’s coming from, but at the same token, she needs all the money she can get so she can practice and get into races and with her trying to launch her career, she’s not in a financial position to really tell someone no right now. Whoever was her managers are should have talked to her about this she could take the sponsorship for now until she gets big and then ditch them later on as she pleases. Then she speaks about how people don’t want to invest in something they don’t know-companies already know about her thanks to the New York Times exposing the fact that at the time she was trying to make a name for herself, she falsely stated that she was an up and coming Nationwide Series racer and fooled a lot of people ignorant of the sport into believing she was a legitimate driver and this scared a lot of sponsors away when word got out. Prior to her being exposed, she didn’t tell anyone that she had a track permit ANYONE can obtain at a local track. She should not have been doing what she was doing to get herself caught like that and should have been telling the truth the whole time and maybe companies wouldn’t be so leery in investing in her. A company’s marketing team, which is in charge of sponsorship as well, could easily do a Google search on her now to see if she’s a worthy investment and when they see all of that popping up about her, they’re not going to be handing money hand over fist to her. NASCAR however, after telling the press she was not a licensed Nationwide Series Driver, did state that they offered to have her do the Drive for Diversity program way back in 2004, but she never bothered to apply and no explanation was given as to why she never did. She’s not going to be able to do it now, the cut off age is 26 years of age and whoever her management team was that was representing her screwed up bigtime in not having her apply to it. She probably figured too since her daddy was in the sport, they would take her, but that wasn’t the case. She needs a whole new management team if she wants to make it-they obviously aren’t guiding her in the right direction and she’s had way too many missed or notched opportunities now thanks to them.