NXG Youth Motorsports
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About NXG

Our Mission

NXG Youth Motorsports (a.k.a. Nexgeneracers) exists
as a driving force to motivate and prepare youth,
particularly African Americans and other minorities from underrepresented communities, to be conscientious drivers
behind the wheel and in their lives.

NXG programs use motorsports as...

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A Tool for Life Skill
Development

An Application of
S.T.E.M. Education

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Exposure to Racing
Industry Careers

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A VIDEO FROM THE 2022 INDIANAPOLIS 500
Featuring Coach Rod Reid & NXG Graduate Derrick Morris
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NXG Board of Directors

Harry Alston, Jr., Ph.D.

VP of Strategic Planning & Development

Safer Foundation

Chicago, IL

Tracy Barnes

Chief Information Officer  

State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Chenel Darby

Program Supervisor

Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health

Crawfordsville, IN

Reggie Henderson

VP & GM

Telamon Enterprise Ventures

Carmel, IN

Rodney Reid

President and Executive Director

NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Lauren George Sparkman 

Storyteller

Indianapolis, IN

Joseph S. Straka

President & CEO  

Priority Group

Indianapolis, IN

Judith Thomas

Deputy Mayor  

City of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

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Our Founding Story

The idea of Nexgeneracers and subsequent development of NXG Youth Motorsports, was born out of several years of collaboration between Charles Wilson and Rodney (Rod) Reid. Their relationship began in 1979 with open-wheel racing and showcasing high-performance vehicles on the west coast. Charles, a mechanic and driver, and Rod, a designer and team manager, contested their Formula Ford and Formula SuperVee teams throughout the 1980’s. Their dream of building a Black-led effort to impact the racing world, like NXG was created in the fall of 1991, but took over a decade to realize. From the start of their friendship to the founding of NXG, Charles & Rod shared a strong desire to enrich the lives of young people.

Photo: Founders of NXG Charles Wilson (left) and Rodney (Rod) Reid (right)

2022 NXG PARTNERS

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