MOORESVILLE, NC- (February 13, 2004) -NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers Andy Houston, Carl Edwards, Chase Montgomery and Speed Channel anchor Rick Allen took time from their busy race week schedules to visit Daytona Beach Community College's...
MOORESVILLE, NC- (February 13, 2004) -NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers Andy Houston, Carl Edwards, Chase Montgomery and Speed Channel anchor Rick Allen took time from their busy race week schedules to visit Daytona Beach Community College's Advanced Technology Center in Daytona Beach, FL on Friday. The visit took place just hours prior to the running of the Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
"What a great state-of-the-art facility for the students," stated Houston, driver of the Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge. "We met with an enthusiastic group of students who were very interested in all the aspects of the Motorsports industry and in the automotive profession. It is a chance for us to answer their questions, share our experiences in NASCAR and to hopefully help motivate them to continue their education."
The drivers offered the students a glimpse of their educational and racing backgrounds and conducted an informative question and answer session. More than 100 students took part in the Friday morning session.
The Advanced Technology Center is a unique school that offers technology-based education. It is designed to give students the type of education needed to work in one of many technology-oriented careers. High Schools students can take core classes to complete graduation requirements for their high school diploma. Students can also obtain an occupational certificate or an Associate of Science degree from Daytona Beach Community College.
"This is a great school," said Edwards, driver of the Superchips Ford.. "It is important for us to get out in the community and meet with such an energetic group of kids. These students are fortunate to have a facility of this magnitude to help forward their education."