CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 8, 2019) – Julia Landauer announced that she is joining DJK Racing to compete in five races in the 2019 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Championship, Canada’s national stock car championship series.
“I’m really looking forward to working with DJ and his team and building on what I learned in the Pinty’s Series last year,” Landauer said. “We’ve worked hard during the off season to put this together and I can’t wait to get back on track in a few months!”
Landauer is confirmed to race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 19, Jukasa Motor Speedway on June 1, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 25, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, and again at Jukasa Motor Speedway on September 28.
“We’re really looking forward to working with Julia in 2019. We saw her adapt well to the Pinty’s car last year and we can’t wait to see what we can do when the season starts in May,” said DJ Kennington.
Landauer won the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Limited Late Model Championship at Motor Mile Speedway, then advanced to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2016, where she finished fourth in the championship, the highest finish for a female in the series’ 64-year history. She competed in the K&N Pro Series West again in 2017 and ran three races in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in 2018.
DJK Racing drivers found Victory Lane three times in the 2018 season and DJ Kennington finished third overall in the 2018 championship points standings.
ABOUT JULIA LANDAUER Julia Landauer is a NASCAR racer and 2-time champion from New York City. With dozens of wins across different series, Julia has set records since she was 10 years old, including becoming the highest finishing female in NASCAR K&N Pro Series’ history in 2016. She currently races in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
Away from the track, Julia graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a bachelor of science degree. While at school she was also a contestant on the TV show SURVIVOR. Julia gave her first talk at TEDxStanford and has since shared her stories with many audiences. Julia is an honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference. Julia also serves as an external advisor to various companies.
In developing her brand and business, Julia has collaborated with companies and organizations such as Spotify, Disney, The Abingdon Co. and the One Love Foundation. As Julia continues to develop her career and brand on and off the track, she uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment.
ABOUT DJ KENNINGTON DJ Kennington currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, driving the No. 17 Dodge Challenger for DJK Racing. Kennington won the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship in 2010 and 2012, and he finished third in points in the 2018 championship.