NASCAR Technical Institute

"This is a school for motor heads, the kids who ar working in their garage at night, getting grease everywhere and making their mom mad.  It's a tough business with long hours, and we're looking for those kids who have a passion for this."  - Tommy Baldwin, crew chief for Ward Burton(from NASCAR 2002 Preview and Press Guide)
What is NASCAR Technical Institute?
Developed through a partnership with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), and Universal Technical Institute, Inc., the nation¹s leading provider of automotive technical training, the NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech) is the country¹s first technical training school to blend both a complete automotive and complete motorsports technology program together and carry the NASCAR name.

Where is NASCAR Tech Located?
NASCAR Tech will be located in Mooresville, North Carolina -- otherwise known as Race City, USA. Just 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, NASCAR Tech is in the heart of racing country. In fact, 70% to 80% of the NASCAR teams are located near Mooresville.

When will NASCAR Tech open?
NASCAR Tech will open in July 2002.

What training will NASCAR Tech offer its students?
NASCAR Tech will provide the training necessary to excel as an entry-level automotive service technician, with additional training provided for the skills necessary enter the world of NASCAR racing. Universal Technical Institute¹s Automotive/NASCAR technology program will include coursework in principles of engine construction, electrical, fuel and lubrication systems, drive trains, body and chassis fabrication and racing theory applications.

What are NASCAR Tech¹s campus dimensions?
NASCAR Tech will sit upon 18.7 acres of land. The facility measures 145,000 square feet, and will include an administration area, lobby area with automotive displays, multi-purpose room, student resource center and food court.

In addition, the Automotive/NASCAR Technology program will include a welding/fabrication lab, a shock lab and dynamometer, an engine lab with a dynamometer, a transmission lab with a dynamometer, a separately housed chassis dynamometer, two custom training programs and a television studio set for NASCAR TECH TV.

How many students will NASCAR Tech hold?
At full load, the facility will be capable of training 1900 students per day.

Will NASCAR Tech students have the opportunity to meet or be trained by NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs, or team technicians? To better involve the racing community, top NASCAR Winston Cup Series Crew Chiefs will assist with the development of NASCAR Technical Institute coursework.  As working relationships develop between NASCAR Tech and the racing industry, students will have opportunities for guest appearances, lectures, and task-specific training.

What NASCAR Tech students receive training on official NASCAR race teams?
As working relationships develop between NASCAR Tech and the racing industry, students may have opportunities (based on availability) for co-operative and internship programs while enrolled within the school.

What is the length of an Automotive/NASCAR Technology program?
57 weeks. A student will attend 39 weeks of traditional automotive service technology training, and 18 weeks of motorsports technology training.

Are scholarships available?
Yes! Universal Technical Institute is, and NASCAR Technical Institute will be (upon construction) a fully accredited education institution. Students will have all of the traditional sources of financial aid, grants, loans, and scholarships available to them for education, based on an individual¹s eligibility.

How many employees will work at NASCAR Tech?
The school will employ approximately 130 members.

Where can I call to get more information about enrolling in NASCAR Tech?
Call 877-UTI-INFO (877-884-4636). and asked for the Admissions Office.
Source:  NASCAR, UTI