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August 4, 2020

U.S. Naval officer Iwuji to make Xfinity Series debut at Road America

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — History for the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Navy, and NASCAR will have another chapter written come this weekend. LCDR Jesse Iwuji will make his debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America (Wisconsin) piloting the No. 13 MileMarker10 car owned by Carl Long.

LCDR Iwuji is the only current driver at the national levels of NASCAR that has ever served the country and still does. July 2020 Iwuji also earned a promotion in the U.S. Navy moving from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

“This next step in NASCAR is special not only for me, but for all of my fellow service members and others out there with big goals and dreams. Most will tell you that your goals and dreams are impossible and that you can’t do it,” said LCDR Iwuji. “This entire Navy to Nascar journey is me showing those that dare to dream it’s all possible! With this being my first start in the Xfinity Series, my goal is to go out there and learn from a field of some amazing drivers, stay in my lane, and be there at the end of the race to finish. We can build off that.”

This Xfinity debut opportunity for LCDR Iwuji would not be possible without the support of new partners MileMarker10 and G2Xchange. These brands are Veteran owned.