NASCAR diversity lawsuit: Parties agree to settlement

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A discrimination lawsuit filed by a former candidate for NASCAR’s Drive For Diversity program was settled Tuesday afternoon.

Michael Rodriguez, a former two-time Pennsylvania karting champion and youngest Super Late Model winner at Mountain (St. John’s, Pa.) Speedway, claimed in his lawsuit that he lost his opportunity to participate for appearing “too Caucasian,” and that’s why NASCAR rejected him at age 15 and 16 from trying out for the Drive For Diversity program in 2005 and 2006.

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