PHOTOS: NASCAR Home Track Drivers Visit The SiMT In Florenceby Hunter Thomas September 2, 2016
FLORENCE, S.C. – Drivers of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Whelen All-American Series stopped by the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) at Florence-Darlington Technical College on Thursday, before heading to the Florence Civic Center for the Darlington Car Hauler Parade.
Eleven of NASCAR’s up and coming stars took a tour of the SiMT and received hands-on education of the advanced technology within the building. While at the SiMT, drivers were able to view the Advanced Machining , Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Centers. The drivers also made a visit to the newly designed Social Media Listening Center, and in the 3D/Virtual Reality Studio, the young men and women were able to enjoy some of the latest cutting-edge technology.
Following the tour, the NASCAR drivers signed autographs and participated in a Q&A session at the Florence Civic Center, before climbing into a vehicle to ride in the parade through Darlington and Florence Counties.
The list of drivers, who made the visit included: Jairo Avila Jr., Enrique Baca, Hunter Baize, James Bickford, Collin Cabre, Maddie Crane, Corey Deuser, Ruben Garcia Jr., Noah Gragson, Ali Kern and Reid Wilson.
For more information on the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology or Florence-Darlington Technical College, visit the respective websites, www.simt.com and www.fdtc.edu.