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At a young age, Dallas, TX native and Nigerian-American, Jesse Iwuji was interested and driven in the sporting world. Being a Texan, football naturally took its course in his life and landed him a full ride scholarship to one of the nation's top universities, the US Naval Academy. There he played NCAA Division 1-A College Football four years, graduated with a Bachelors of Science, and was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. He is still currently active duty as an officer and he has been on two Arabian Gulf deployments totaling out to 15 months of deployment time on two different Naval Warships. Outside of the Navy, Jesse has always had a passion in Motorsports. In 2013, he was featured in Hot Rod Magazine twice for 200 MPH and world record accomplishments in the Modern HEMI drag racing world and was on the cover of MoparMax magazine. He also began his road course racing ventures doing open track days and became an SCCA member. 2015 was Jesse's first official stockcar racing season and he began it in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Irwindale Speedway. From late model stockcars, he transitioned toward the end of 2015 into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and competed in the 2016 season with Patriot Motorsports Group where he finished 10th of 59 drivers in the overall points standing as a Rookie. Off the track in 2016, he participated in many causes that dealt with children, diversity in NASCAR, and military vets. NASCAR recognized these efforts and awarded him the NASCAR Diverse Driver Award in early 2017. He is now competing in the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season for his 2nd full year with Patriot Motorsports Group and looking forward to representing #TeamChampion well!

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