Watching the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend? Be on the lookout for the No.44 Chevrolet Camaro with the bright blue colors representing Stillman College.
That’s right—the liberal arts HBCU out of Tuscaloosa will have a car entered in the race.
Driven by Greg Biffle of NY Racing Team, the race qualifier will occur Saturday, March 19. Sunday’s race is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
NY Racing Team, owned by African American entrepreneur John Cohen, is a marketing partner of Urban Edge Network, Inc. and HBCU League Pass Plus, a digital streaming platform for HBCU sports and student life events.
“Car Looks Really Cool” ~ Stillman College President
“Stillman College is excited that NASCAR is partnering with HBCUs, to support diversity efforts in their racing cup series,” said Dr. Cynthia Warrick, president of Stillman College in a news release. “Having a Stillman-branded car in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 signals a major effort for NASCAR, and we are honored to be a part of this initiative. Plus, our car looks really cool.”
Sunday will mark the third NASCAR Cup Series race this season that the NY Racing Team has featured a HBCU as its sponsor.
The first two colleges included:
- Grambling State University (Cohen’s alma mater) in the Daytona 500
- Florida A&M Universityat the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas
NY Racing made its return to the NASCAR Cup Series this year after four years away, while Biffle has returned part-time to race the Cup Series since retiring from it in 2016. It is also his first year since 2002 to drive a Chevy in the Cup Series, also the No. 44. Biffle has raced Atlanta more than 20 times with eight Top 10 finishes at the track in his previous 15 years in the Cup Series.
Tell us what you think of Stillman College’s No. 44. We agree with President Warrick — it does look very cool.