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Photo caption: Peyton Saxton receives first NASCAR Super Late Model trophy for race on March 25, 2017.

Photo caption: Peyton Saxton receives first NASCAR Super Late Model trophy for race on March 25, 2017.

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

Photo caption: Peyton Saxton receives first NASCAR Super Late Model trophy for race on March 25, 2017.

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Most 2016 graduates right now are either sitting in a library, walking around a college campus or listening to a lecture, but not Peyton Saxton.  Being Saxton’s first time racing with the NASCAR Super Late Model he grabbed the victory, in what is said to be his best race yet.

Saxton started racing at the age of 12.  Seven years ago, Saxton decided to start his own racing team. He named it 3rd Generation Racing. There’s a history behind the name. Saxton’s grandfather and uncle raced when they were younger and now with Peyton racing he is the 3rd generation in his family to race.

He dedicates all of his races to his grandfather who died a couple of years before he decided he wanted to race. Saxton’s paint scheme follows the tradition of his grandfather’s last legend car.  Saxton being the leader of his race team, helps his drivers by coaching them, getting their cars ready to race, and supporting them.

Saxton said he plans to take his team and his own racing career “all the way to the top.”

Saxton’s mother, Paula Bell-Saxton said, “I believe Peyton will be able to make it as far as he wants to go.”

Saxton was not your average student in high school. He missed an average of 40 days each school year traveling to races.

Saxton, was one of the only students in his class that did not pursue college. While some may think that he is missing out on a college education and experience, Saxton said his racing experience is teaching him life lessons. Racing has taught me a lot over the years business wise and communication wise.”

Saxton’s mother was stressed at first with his decision not to go to college but towards the end of his senior year she saw that he was more courageous by continuing his passion with racing. She said, “ Peyton had a business plan for the next couple of years and so far he is sticking with it.”

Although Saxton has been in some crashes over the years, he has never had a doubt about continuing his racing career.

“No luckily I’ve had a lot of support over the years”, said Saxton.

Saxton’s mother said, “I’m never afraid of Peyton being injured physically racing.  The race cars are extremely safe. I worry more about him driving on our roadways than on a racetrack. The only fear I have is him being hurt emotionally.”

Peyton plans on making a career out of racing, to help his team prosper, and continue to build his 3rd generation team.

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