PHOTOS: NASCAR Home Track Drivers Visit The SiMT In Florence

PHOTOS: NASCAR Home Track Drivers Visit The SiMT In Florence

by September 2, 2016 0 comments

FLORENCE, S.C. – Drivers of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Whelen All-American Series stopped by the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) at Florence-Darlington Technical College on Thursday, before heading to the Florence Civic Center for the Darlington Car Hauler Parade.

Eleven of NASCAR’s up and coming stars took a tour of the SiMT and received hands-on education of the advanced technology within the building. While at the SiMT, drivers were able to view the Advanced Machining , Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Centers. The drivers also made a visit to the newly designed Social Media Listening Center, and in the 3D/Virtual Reality Studio, the young men and women were able to enjoy some of the latest cutting-edge technology.

Following the tour, the NASCAR drivers signed autographs and participated in a Q&A session at the Florence Civic Center, before climbing into a vehicle to ride in the parade through Darlington and Florence Counties.

The list of drivers, who made the visit included: Jairo Avila Jr., Enrique Baca, Hunter Baize, James Bickford, Collin Cabre, Maddie Crane, Corey Deuser, Ruben Garcia Jr., Noah Gragson, Ali Kern and Reid Wilson.

For more information on the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology or Florence-Darlington Technical College, visit the respective websites, and

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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