HBCU Student Rajah Caruth Has NASCAR Dreams

HBCU student Rajah Caruth has NASCAR dreams.
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HBCU student Rajah Caruth has NASCAR dreams.

It’s more than an hour before Rajah Caruth’s Wednesday morning world literature class, and there’s no way the 19-year-old Winston-Salem State sophomore is making it there before the classroom door shuts — no matter how fast he drives. But he’s in no rush because the class is on Zoom, which gives him time to set up in a quiet corner inside the Mooresville, North Carolina, headquarters of Rev Racing, the driver diversity development team where Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez and other big wheels got their NASCAR Cup careers rolling.

World lit is one of four classes Caruth is taking this semester at the historically Black university while balancing a major in motorsports management with a blossoming career in the industry — an iRacing phenom tracking toward genuine crossover stardom.

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