For Rajah Caruth, being named the 2021 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award recipient in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series is more than an honor.

The award doubles as a fresh source of motivation for the 19-year-old from Washington, D.C., as he continues his rapid ascent up the stock car racing ladder.

“It‘s something I‘ve hoped to earn, so to receive it is pretty awesome,” Caruth said of the award, given annually to an outstanding minority or female driver in the Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. “It really motivates me to try harder; to be more focused on doing what I‘m supposed to do away from the race track, especially in the offseason. It helps me to remind myself what I need to be doing in order to prepare for next year.”

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