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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22:  The #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet of Danica Patrick goes through inspection during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

April 22 – Today in Jayski’s NASCAR history


April 22, 1997

  • From the USA Today Sports: Julius "Dr. J" Erving is partnering with former NFL running back Joe Washington and two North Carolina executives to form the Washington Erving Group, which will form NASCAR teams for 1998. They have already talked with Ford and Pontiac and are trying to capitalize on the marketing and merchandising potential and the opportunity to bring racial and gender diversity to a rapidly growing sport. They plan to start with an established driver and groom minority drivers for a possible multicar team(4-22-97)


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