21-year-old race car driver Alex Eskandari has become the first Armenian-American to compete in a NASCAR sanctioned event. Eskandari was born and raised in Las Vegas, USA. Two of his sponsors, 1st Vegas Auto Body and Sandstone Electric are Armenian small businesses in Las Vegas.
“Being the first Armenian American to compete in a NASCAR Sanctioned event has been one of the things I will cherish forever.
My goal moving forward is to give my KKR (Kyle Keller Racing) team the maximum performance out of my #5 car for the last 3 races of the championship. My next pro late model race is on September 4th and I’m looking to put another solid finish together. After the season’s end my sponsorship dollars are limited and I will be eager to work with future sponsors to help my brand grow and eventually move up through the NASCAR ladder,” Eskandari told Zartonk Media.