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Student-built Engines Help Bring Home K&N Pro Series East Championship

In 2012, alone, more than 70 NASCAR Tech students experienced the Spec-Engine Program that was part of three victories. This contributed significantly to an overall winning percentage of 38.5 percent during the last two years. The engines these students and instructors have worked tirelessly to maintain have endured the pounding of the pavement and endless drafts, to the tune of 99 races without a single engine failure in 2012.

While students had the chance to experience the thrill of victory with Kyle Larson at the wheel, they also experienced working on the engine of the fully sponsored No. 2 NASCAR Tech/UTI Toyota driven by brand ambassador Ryan Gifford.

These victories and accomplishments are not the result of a few individuals, but a collective group of dedicated and motivated students and instructors that truly make Mooresville, N.C., "Race City, USA."

As NASCAR Tech celebrates 10 years of starting careers, it's only fitting the occasion commences with the thrill of victory lane.

UTI and NASCAR Tech never take a break from providing deserving students with the opportunity to fulfill their dreams; but today is cause for celebration.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 160,000 graduates in its 47-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For more information visit Like UTI on or follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

SOURCE Universal Technical Institute

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