Racing sponsor shows diversity
Houston, TX— Jesus Hernandez
will represent Waste Management, Inc. as the newest member of
its NASCAR racing team. The 23-year-old Fresno, California, resident
will drive the No. 17 Waste Management Ford in the NASCAR Dodge
Weekly Series for Belnavis Racing in the Drive for Diversity program
for the 2005 season. Hernandez joins Matt Kenseth and Bill Lester
to complete Team Waste Management Racing.
Waste Management will support
Hernandez through the Drive for Diversity program in 2005. Drive
for Diversity is recognized as NASCAR’s on-track diversity
initiative. It’s a program created and managed by Access
Marketing & Communications.
will be in 20 races from April 2 through September 24 at the Motor
Mile Raceway in Radford, Virginia.
Prior to his selection, Jesus
dominated each new series he entered - capturing Rookie of the
Year honors in both the Junior Grand American Modified in 1998
and the Grand American Modified in 2000.
During the 2005 season, Waste
Management will also sponsor Matt Kenseth, driving the No. 17
Waste Management car in the NASCAR Busch Series, as well as Kenseth’s
No. 17 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car as an associate sponsor. Waste
Management further supports the diversification of motor racing
through its sponsorship of driver Bill Lester, a tremendous ambassador
for diversity and for NASCAR. Lester will drive the Waste Management
No. 22 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series throughout
The company provides waste and
recycling services to a many racetracks. and is involved at the
local level as a service provider for many Weekly Series tracks.