Washington, DC, October 13, 2016.- The Mexican driver Daniel Suarez visited the White House as part of the activities of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States.
The pilot of Scuderia Telmex-Telcel spoke before more than 220 young students from different educational levels from various states of the American Union, including Maryland, Virginia and New York.
The central theme of Daniel's talk focused on his life story, what has inspired and motivated to pursue their goals in life, especially in his racing career in the US NASCAR series.
"It was an honor to speak to 250 young people at the White House," motivated Suarez after his participation in the event, held Wednesday afternoon because his speech was very well received by the enthusiastic audience, consisting mostly of Latino students.
The Monterrey spoke with conviction about what he has had to overcome to make their way in an environment that has traditionally been exclusive to American pilots, but with effort and dedication has been fulfilling his first goals in a country that gradually has opened the doors to realize those dreams.
The visit to the headquarters of the US presidency occurs before your trip to Kansas to run the first race of the second round of the NASCAR Chase Xfinity Series, playoff defining the king of the category.
The event at the White House is also part of the initiative "my brother's keeper", launched in February 2004, which seeks to create more opportunities for young Latinos
Daniel shared the microphone with the Dominican exbasquetbolista Felipe Lopez, who played in the NBA in the late 90's and early 2000 for the San Antonio Spurs and Vancouver Grizzlies, among other teams.
Through a statement, the White House stated that the administration of President Barack Obama has put emphasis on increasing opportunities for the Hispanic community.
"Throughout his presidency," the statement said, "President Obama has worked to expand opportunities for all Americans, including the Hispanic community."
In this 2016, Daniel Suarez runs his second full season in NASCAR Xfinity, which seeks absolute title with the clear objective of becoming the first Mexican driver to ascend to the stellar NASCAR Sprint.