Obaika Racing, owned by Nigerian entrepreneur Victor Obaika, is the first African-owned NASCAR team.
Nigerian-owned Obaika Racing is the first ever African-owned racing team to participate in America's number one racing event
The team fields the #97 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series sponsored by vacation provider, VroomBrands and has talented driver, Peyton Sellers, with over two decades of experience, as its team driver.
The team fields the #97 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series sponsored by vacation provider, VroomBrands.
The team has talented driver, Peyton Sellers, with over two decades of experience, as its team driver. Sellers became the youngest National Champion in NASCAR history at the 2005 Whelen All-American Racing Series. Sellers is making history again by driving for the first ever African owned NASCAR team.
The team is based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is thirty minutes away from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and is composed of NASCAR veterans, operating out of a facility filled with technology to ensure victory on race day.
The team debuted at the Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR Xfinity Series on February 21, 2015 and plans to run the full season. The teamed placed 23 at its debut race, a position which is extremely promising for a first-time team at the legendary yet challenging Daytona track.
Obaika Racing made several changes to its personnel during the course of the season which helped it finished 18 place at the Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015. The team, carrying an exotic Cheetah print by sponsor VroomBrands took such a wonderful position despite the ten-car wreck that sent numerous cars down the pit road.
The race was also a very successful one because driver, Peyton Sellers, finished as the highest placing rookie, earning much needed driver points.
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