42. How to Overcome Racism in Nascar with Naval Officer and Nascar driver Jesse Iwuji

“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how many people in the world who might be racist, if I want to go become a millionaire or a billionaire, I can, no one is going to stop me”- Jesse Iwuji

Jesse Iwuji took an unorthodox path to an exciting career in NASCAR and an african-american male. Jesse, who is Surface Warfare Officer in the Naval Reserve, did not grow up in the racing scene.  Yet, at 27 years old he decided it is what he was going to do. 

Jesse used a positive mindset and obsessive visualization and  did not let his race or naysayers get in the way of his dreams. Jesse began racing professionally in 2015 after returning from a deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Getting Started in Racing
  • Parents’ Sacrifice for the Future
  • Social Responsibility of Racing
  • Nascar’s Reaction to Bubba Wallace Case
  • Exposing Racism and Starting Early