Gaughan, Crew To Visit with D.C. Urban Youth Racing School
Before tackling the concrete oval of Dover International Speedway on June 1, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) driver Brendan Gaughan and a member of his South Point Racing team will make a pit stop at the Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS) in Washington, D.C.
Gaughan, along with rear tire carrier Chris Justice, will visit with students at the UYRS-D.C. on Wednesday, May 30 at 3 p.m. at the IDEA Public Charter School, 1027 45th Street, NE, where UYRS-DC is housed.
“I’m really proud of what Anthony Martin has done with the Urban Youth Racing School,” Gaughan said. “It started out as just a little bitty dream in a little building in Philadelphia, and he talked about getting it to other inner cities. I’m really proud and excited for him that he achieved his goal and has started a school in Washington, D.C. – one of many more to come.”
Gaughan has a unique tie to the Washington, D.C. branch of the UYRS because of his Georgetown connection.
“I can’t think of a better place than D.C. to go and get something done for the kids that need some help to get out of the inner city,” Gaughan said. “If we can give them another avenue to get interested in something like racing through the UYRS, it’s just another way that we can give them a chance in life.”
The South Point Racing team also has a special connection with UYRS – several members of Gaughan’s over-the-wall crew are African-American, including Justice who will visit with students at the school.
The visit will be the first chance Gaughan, who has been a spokesperson for UYRS, has had to visit the school’s newest location. It will also give students the opportunity to meet a NASCAR driver and to ask questions and learn from pit crew members.