- Auto Racing - New team will feature black owner, driver

Friday, January 26
New team will feature black owner, driver

NEW YORK -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Dr Pepper will sponsor a NASCAR Weekly Racing Series team this season featuring a black owner and black driver.

Morty Buckles of Stone Mountain, Ga., will drive a Pontiac for Philadelphia-based Miller Racing Group, the team said Friday. This team will race out of Concord, N.C.

In an announcement that was part of the fourth annual Wall Street Project Conference in New York, the companies said they would work together to develop minority NASCAR drivers.

The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series consists of about 100 tracks throughout the country, divided into 10 geographic regions.