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Jesse Iwuji: Mastering Your Personal Drive

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In this episode professional race car driver, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Jesse Iwuji Motorsports, Jesse Iwuji. The focus of their conversation weaves through various topics like personal drive, commitment to success, and vision for the future of NASCAR. They discuss how they navigate and thrive in male-dominated industries using the 'move the ball' methodology. Jesse emphasizes the importance of internal motivation and shares his philosophy of always wanting to be 'in the game' rather than observing from the sidelines. He reflects on his military background and discusses the challenges of running a professional racing organization. He also shares his insights on how to build and lead effective teams and the future of electric cars in racing. Finally, Jesse provides advice for those aspiring to careers in racing or any field they are passionate about.


Episode Highlights

01:33 Jesse's Insights on Success and Challenges in Professional Racing

05:58 Balancing Multiple Roles and Responsibilities

12:45 Partnership with NFL Legend Emmett Smith

14:58 Building and Leading Effective Teams

19:50 Behind the Scenes: Day-to-Day Operations of a NASCAR Team

21:35 Community Engagement and Impact in Professional Sports

23:41 The Future of Racing: Embracing Changes and Innovations

31:12 Advice for Aspiring Professionals in the Racing Industry


About Jesse:

Jesse Iwuji is a professional race car driver, Navy officer, and serial entrepreneur, who also is the co-owner of Jesse Iwuji Motorsports. Jesse played college football at the US Naval Academy and has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, and the ARCA Racing Series. Jesse has also been honored multiple times with the Diverse Driver of the Year Award.


You can connect with Jesse in the following ways:

Instagram: @jesse_iwuji

Twitter/X: @jesse_iwuji


Jesse Iwuji Website:

Jesse Iwuji Motorsports Website:


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