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March 5, 2024

Celebrities, NASCAR community reacts to Rajah Caruth’s first Truck Series win


Rajah Caruth celebrated his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, becoming the third Black driver to win a NASCAR national touring series event, joining Wendell Scott and Bubba Wallace.

The motorsports community and beyond rallied around social media to congratulate Caruth, whose respect around the garage area and beyond shined brightest in his first crowning moment.

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But one of the people who reached out to congratulate Caruth might catch people by surprise: Kelly Rowland.

“Yeah, bro! Yeah, man!” Caruth smiled when reminded Monday by NASCAR.com.

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The famed singer, actress and television personality — perhaps best known for her time spent as a member of Destiny’s Child — posted a celebratory Instagram story and wrote “I’m so happy for you!!” after tagging Caruth, with whom she connected last year at the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

“Yeah, Auntie Kelly, man, she’s very cool,” Caruth said. “We got connected over a year ago at the Clash. And now we have a more personal connection. So it’s been great to have her support in a lot of different ways.”

Rowland was far from the only big name to offer Caruth kudos. Longtime New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara called his win “legendary” while actor Mekai Curtis from TV show “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” connected with Caruth.

“I’ve had so much support and so I really appreciate it,” Caruth said.

See a sampling of the flurry of congrats that came Caruth’s way:

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