Tia Norfleet who was recently hailed as being the first black female race car driver has allegedly lied about her accomplishment and resume. While she is licensed, she is only limited to competing at the local and regional levels. Norfleet hasn’t earned approval from NASCAR to excel to one of its national touring series.
From the New York Times:
“Ms. Norfleet is one of thousands of individuals who have purchased licenses in the Late Model Division of our sport,” NASCAR Vice President for Public Affairs and Multicultural Development Marcus Jadotte said in an e-mail. “I am uncomfortable with attempts Ms. Norfleet and her representatives have made to forgo the sport’s development process.”
And it gets even worse, she may have lied about her identity. (Red flag!!)