UNC CHARLOTTE COMMEMORATES NASCAR DRIVER, ENGINEER AND INSPIRATION ALAN D. KULWICKI
UNC Charlotte celebrated national championship NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki on December 14, what would have been his 69th birthday. The William States Lee College of Engineering motorsports students hosted “Underbird Rising – Alan D. Kulwicki Legacy Lunch” to commemorate the impact made on Niner Nation.
Members from Kulwicki’s championship team, emerging NASCAR drivers and motorsports industry insiders joined students for the on-campus event to remember and honor Kulwicki.
During the program, students discussed their motorsports academics and activities, recognizing the high importance of the lab in their educational experience. As he presented his perspective, mechanical engineering student Kayden Hanks remarked, “I even moved here from Utah because of this lab.”
Currently, 163 students are enrolled in the motorsports concentration and even more from across campus actively engage in the FSAE teams that are housed in the Kulwicki Lab.