Reid, the team principal who is African American, will focus on hiring and developing Black American men and women mechanics,
engineers, drivers and other staff following his years of work with NXG Youth Motorsports, which for more than a
decade has helped introduce karting to more than 2,300 students ages 11-15 in under-represented communities.
That program, along with a sit-down with Penske earlier this year, helped set the groundwork for Thursday’s news,
which Reid hopes will be the spark IndyCar needs to bring about more diversity in the paddock.