NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Pit Note # 8
Richard Childress and Jeff Burton Join WSSU's Motorsport Management Advisory Council - In a press conference held Saturday afternoon in the Time Warner Media Center, Richard Childress and Winston-Salem State University announced that Childress and Jeff Burton (driver of the no. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet) will be joining the Motorsport Management Advisory Council at WSSU.
"The program they have put together - this is the second year - and the amount of students that they have put together, it's amazing what they did in such a short time," Childress commented. "We work with them through an internship; the students, they can come in and meet our marketing and our business people. It's something we're proud to be involved in because of what they are doing. It's a great field for these young men and women to be involved in."
"On my part, I was asked this winter to be on the advisory board," Burton said. "Getting to know the program, I got really excited about it. It's giving young men and women an opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about our sport. This school focuses on the business side and marketing. It's fun to see young men and women work really hard."
Miss USA Kristen Dalton to Sing National Anthem for CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 - Reigning Miss USA Kristen Dalton will sing the American national anthem before next Saturday's CARQUEST Auto Parts 300. The 22-year-old is from Wilmington, N.C., and won the Miss North Carolina USA 2009 title in November 2008. She is the second Miss North Carolina USA to win the Miss USA title. Dalton will represent the United States in the Miss Universe 2009 pageant. Dalton is an Honors College Psychology and Spanish major at East Carolina University. She has performed the national anthem at many sporting events, including a Duke University-North Carolina college basketball game.
The program is designed to prepare students in areas of motorsports operations, motorsports marketing, and event planning.