Jusan Hamilton made NASCAR history as its first African American race director in charge of high-pressure, split-second decisions about activity on the track.
Making it to the pros in NASCAR is a goal Jusan has been racing toward since he was a toddler being lifted into the driver’s seat of a tractor by his grandfather.
“I remember watching him and helping him work on different projects,” Jusan says. “He helped me develop my passion for driving and racing, and allowed me to have that connection with motorsports.”
When he could finally reach the pedals, Jusan competed in go-cart and stock car races up and down the East Coast. Making the shift from the driver’s seat to the business side of NASCAR was his goal as a student at IC, where he studied sociology and integrated marketing communications.