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Japanese Students come to Iowa to Learn about NASCAR
NEWTON, Iowa - Shige Hattori's NASCAR team will be a bit different at the Iowa Speedway Friday night: he's got six Japanese college students working as his crew. The former driver and current NASCAR team owner started a program several years ago hosting six students and three instructors from Japan's Toyota Technical College for five days in the U.S. The students spend most of the week in Charlotte, North Carolina at the NASCAR Technical Institute, but their last two days are here in Newton at the Iowa Speedway, where they'll put their education to the test.