May 18, 2011 12:00 AM

NASCAR icon takes the lead in nonprofit

Sam Belnavis' life has always been made up of firsts. He was the first African American to own a NASCAR team; he was the first African American hired in a managerial position for Sears; he created his own advertising agency; he was appointed director of sports marketing for Miller Brewing Co., and he went on to be the chief diversity officer for Roush Fenway Racing.

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