TeamWWF Driver and Ambassador
Blake Lothian is a 21-year-old NASCAR race car driver and one of only a handful of men of color competing in the sport of racing on the national level. Last year, he debuted in NASCAR’s National Touring Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. But Blake’s passion for all things fast started at a much younger age. He first jumped behind the wheel of a go-kart at age 5. By age ten, he was karting competitively at F1 Boston, racking up multiple championships. At 15, he was competing and winning against adults in high-performance go-karting at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There he ran away with a regional New Hampshire Championship. That caught the eye of NASCAR, and at 17, he was invited to compete in a national competition for a spot on the prestigious NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development team. After beating out hundreds of applicants, Blake secured a spot on the team in 2019 and was the only driver to win a Top 5 Championship for the team in 2020 in Legends Racing at the Charlotte Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 2021, at age 19, Blake stepped up to full-size stock car racing with Mike Darne Racing, and after only four stock car racing events, won a coveted victory at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway. In 2022 Blake made numerous podium and top 5 finishes in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts series. Today Blake continues to race late-model stock cars, competing in the highly competitive CARS TOUR series. He also looks forward to more starts this season in the NASCAR nationally televised Craftsman Truck series.
Blake also works hard to give back to the community. He speaks regularly to schoolchildren about pursuing their dreams with a growth mindset. As part of the changing face of NASCAR, Blake hopes to inspire young children of color, who share his passion for racing, to attain their academic and sports goals. Blake also partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in their quest to inform the public about this terrible disease.