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19-Year-Old Racing Star Hayden Swank on Paving His Own Way in the Sport

Hayden also talks about why it is difficult to build a career in race car driving and what it’s like being a young Black driver in an overwhelmingly white sport

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Bakari is joined by Hayden Swank, a 19-year-old rising race car driver, to talk about racing his first cars when he was 7 (0:00), why it is difficult to build a career in race car driving compared to other sports (0:00), and what it’s like being a young Black driver in an overwhelmingly white sport (0:00).

Host: Bakari Sellers
Guest: Hayden Swank
Producer: Kaya McMullen

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