KNPSW: Iwuji Returns to K&N West in 2016; Adds Big 5 Late Model Slate at Meridian to Schedule

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CHANTILLY, Va. – official team release — Iwuji Racing photo —

Jesse Iwuji, a former NCAA Division 1 football player and 2010 U.S Naval Academy graduate, will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West as well as in the Meridian Speedway NAPA Big 5 Late Model Series this season.

The 28-year old Iwuji will drive the No. 36 Patriot Motorsports Group Chevy in K&N West. Iwuji was a rookie in the series last year.

“I look forward to maximizing our equipment to the best of our ability every time we step on the track and continuing to learn from the talented drivers we compete against,” Iwuji said.

The active duty U.S Naval Officer will call the NAPA Big 5 Late Model Series at Meridian Speedway his home when he is not out with the K&N Pro Series West. He will also keep his No. 36. When not in his stock car, Iwuji also looks forward to racing his No. 07 Winged 500cc Outlaw Kart at a variety of different dirt tracks this summer.

Off track Iwuji will continue to help build and support the Patriot Motorsports Group based out of Eagle, Idaho. Patriot Motorsports Group helps support veterans both active and non-active duty via the multiple charities they support such as “208 Cares,” which builds adaptive homes for Idaho veterans and “Phoenix Patriot Foundation,” whose primary mission is to support wounded veterans through a variety of services.

CREDIT: Jesse Iwuji Racing

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