NASCAR driver to visit KCKCC-TEC’s auto technology program

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College and the Kansas Speedway are working together to bring a visit to KCKCC just in time for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier will visit the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Auto Technology Building, 6535 State Ave.

Allgaier competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro. Allgaier won the regular season championship with five victories and 14 straight top 10 finishes He was the 2008 ARCA Champion as well as the 2009 NASCAR XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year.

During his visit to KCKCC-TEC, Allgaier will participate in a question-and-answer session with students, take a tour of the Auto Technology program’s facility and watch a student demonstration. The event will end with a short meet-and-greet.

“KCKCC is thrilled to work with such an outstanding community partner to bring attention to the technical trades,” said Tami Bartunek, chief marketing and outreach officer at KCKCC. “Technicians are in great demand, and KCKCC faculty train the best.”

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