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Jesse Iwuji is an American professional stock car racing driver and officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
Iwuji attended the United States Naval Academy, where he joined the school’s college football and track and field teams; on the former, he was a free safety for the Navy Midshipmen. He graduated from the Academy in 2010 and entered the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer, in which he served on the Mine Countermeasures Ship Exultant and USS Comstock. After seven years on active duty, Iwuji transitioned to the Navy Reserve.
As a sailor and driver, Iwuji has served as an ambassador for both the military and NASCAR communities. In addition to supporting military philanthropic groups, he is also involved in various NASCAR events supporting the armed forces and veterans.