NASCAR is bringing more than just action-packed truck racing on Friday, it’s also offering an opportunity to promising, multicultural athletes to test their skills at becoming a pit crew member for a professional race team. The 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour will be at Texas Motor Speedway this Friday and Saturday, and is seeking talented minority and female competitors, ages 18-26, to try out for the industry’s premier pit crew development program.
While the success of NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) has focused on its drivers – in particular, Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez – it is the pit crew members who are also demonstrating the program’s growth since inception. D4D graduates Raphael Diaz, Kevin Richardson and Mike Russell have already visited Victory Lane more than once this season across NASCAR’s three national series.
The NASCAR D4D Crew Member Development Program is run by Rev Racing, and hosts free open tryouts – or combines – several times throughout the year and hosted by motorsports coach Phil Horton. Selected participants from each combine will participate in a final tryout in October and finalists will receive an invitation to join the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Crew Member Development Program in Charlotte, NC.
If you know an outstanding athlete with a passion for intense competition and dedicated teamwork, encourage them to register for the combine at https://revracing.net/d4d/apply/.
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