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Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 14, 2021) – Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest LGBT
Chambers within the region pushing for equitable change within the workplace and marketplace,
announced today that NASCAR will become the organization’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion partner for
the 2022 term. This is the first time that NASCAR has partnered with an LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber’s annual DE&I partnership funds and supports all of its training and programming in
diversity, equity, and inclusion, and allows the organization to have a more expansive reach throughout
the region.

“NASCAR has a rich history in our region and continues to be one of the most popular sports in the
nation,” said Tiffany Keaton, Vice Chair of the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce.
“The intentionality of their partnership will allow the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber to leverage relationships
and increase our work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The distinct brand that NASCAR
brings to the chamber validates their commitment to equality and non-discrimination both on and off the
track. It is an honor to name the league our “DE&I Partner” for 2022, and I look forward to developing this
amazing relationship.”

The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce’s work to support change and growth helps strengthen
organizations large and small – and the Carolinas region as a whole. Promoting DE&I training and
education programming is a critical component of that change and progress for NASCAR and the
communities in which it operates.

“NASCAR is excited to partner with the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce,” said Brandon
Thompson, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion. “With NASCAR offices and much of our industry
based in the Carolinas, we look forward to working with CLGBTCC in support of its mission to foster
equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community.”


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of
motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR
consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three
international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The
International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the
premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service
and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR
sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit and, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

About Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce
The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and LGBT+
and allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout western North Carolina and most of South
Carolina. Their mission is to foster equity, inclusion, and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through
strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships and economic development.

Media Contact:
Marielkis Salazar

Media Contact:
Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Milicevic
Director of Communications

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