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Geoff Bodine and Lincoln Technical Institute Announce Scholarship

29 July 1998

NASCAR Great Geoff Bodine and Lincoln Technical Institute Announce Scholarship Program Valued at $300,000 Annually; Local Intern for Brickyard 400
    INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 -- Before an assembly of over
350 students, instructors and racing enthusiasts, NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine
today announced a scholarship program for automotive students at Lincoln
Technical Institute valued at $300,000 annually.
    In addition to The Bodine Scholarship Program, he also introduced the
Lincoln Tech student who will intern in his pit crew for Sunday's Brickyard
400, Boyd Wolff of Martinsville, IN.
    "I couldn't think of a more appropriate place to announce these great
programs than in the heartland of racing in front of the young people who
represent the future of racing and all of automotive technology," said Bodine.
"Lincoln Tech has taken a progressive lead in training students for an
automotive career, and I'm very proud of this scholarship program for students
interested in automotive technology at any of the eight Lincoln Tech schools.
In addition, I'd like to welcome Boyd Wolff to my crew.  The internship
program provides students with a close look at what it takes to work on a
NASCAR crew, and is a great training ground for the future.  I think all of
racing should take notice of what Lincoln Tech is doing for the sport."
    Geoff Bodine has taken a very active role in automotive education, and has
teamed-up with Lincoln Tech in creating a scholarship program which will aid
students with full and partial scholarships at all eight Lincoln Tech schools
which offer training in automotive technology.  The Bodine Scholarship Program
will be one of the nation's largest financial assistance programs to prepare
students for a career in automotive technology.
    "Lincoln Tech has worked closely with Geoff this NASCAR season on our
internship program, and we're very proud to elevate our mutual commitment to
include the scholarship program," said Pat Santangelo, president and CEO of
Lincoln Tech.  "Geoff has demonstrated a very forward-looking attitude because
today's students are tomorrow's automotive experts.  Lincoln Tech, the Bodine
team and NASCAR share a commitment to excellence, and I believe we will have
the same success with the new scholarship program, as well as the ongoing
internship program as we have enjoyed preparing young people in the automotive
industry for over 50 years."
    Lincoln Tech flew intern Boyd Wolff to Bodine's headquarters in Charlotte,
NC this past Sunday to work with the entire team.  He'll work all week with
the team to prepare for the Brickyard 400.  On Sunday's race day, Wolff will
work with the pit crew and experience the intense action of NASCAR racing up
    Founded in 1946, Lincoln Technical Institute is committed to providing
highly specialized training through a combination of classroom learning and
relevant hands-on experience with real world equipment.  Renowned for training
the country's best auto technicians, Lincoln also offers a full range of
technical training and business courses at its Lincoln Tech schools and
affiliated Cittone Institutes.  Lincoln has 14 schools in six states,
including New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and Texas.