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Jesse Iwuji

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West car


At a young age, Dallas, TX native and Nigerian-American, Jesse Iwuji was 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 serving and has been on two Arabian Gulf deployments totaling out to 15 months at sea on Naval Warships. Outside of the Navy, Jesse 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 world. He also began his road course racing ventures doing open track days. 2015 was Jesse's first official stockcar racing season and he began it in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Irwindale Speedway making history by becoming the first US Naval Officer to compete in NASCAR. 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. Upon season ending he won the 2016 NASCAR Diverse Driver Award given to a driver in NASCAR's top developmental series who has done most for diversity in the sport. With more competition and competitors in the series in 2017, Jesse competed in the full NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season and finished 14th of 65 drivers for his sophomore season in his NASCAR career. Outside of racing, Jesse has also started in 5 different TV & Online shows distributed nationally.

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