NASCAR hosting racing youth from Bahrain, Qatar

The U.S. auto racing organization NASCAR is hosting young people

from Bahrain and Qatar as part of a diplomatic program of the U.S.

State Department.

The State Department said Friday that 11 young adults involved

in auto racing would travel to Charlotte, N.C., and Miami Nov.

15-23. They are scheduled to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame and to

attend races.

The trip is sponsored by SportsUnited, a State Department

exchange program that brings foreign athletes to the United