On Saturday, July 25, NASCAR Diversity, Max Siegel Inc., and Rev Racing, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Urban League, will be coming to Indianapolis on their nationwide 2015 Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour and Expo.
The Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour is an initiative of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program, a comprehensive training program for aspiring minority and female pit crew members. The program focuses on instilling the fundamentals, discipline and confidence required to be a top athlete on a NASCAR pit crew, and includes weekly hands-on, over-the-wall position training and coaching for tire changers, tire carriers, fuelers and jackmen, as well as weight training, agility and footwork programs. The Pit Crew Challenge Tour seeks diverse male and female athletes from across the nation who may not be progressing on into the world of professional sports or students that have an overall passion for racing.
The tour will allow eligible minority and female participants to showcase their athleticism, speed and agility in a variety of combine challenges. Top participants at each stop will be invited to compete against other participants in the NASCAR D4D Showdown, located at the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway, on October 9, 2015. Selected candidates will also receive an opportunity to continue training as a part of the NASCAR Crew Member Development Program, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Interested athletes can register at revracing.net/d4d/apply.
The July 25 stop in Indianapolis will also include an invitation-only breakfast for select community influencers to learn more about the Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program and what NASCAR has to offer the youth of the Indianapolis community. Notable attendees will be Max Siegel, one of the driving forces behind the Pit Crew Development Program, Anthony Mason, the president of the Indianapolis Urban League, and multiple other NASCAR executives.
The tour stop’s accompanying community expo is free to the public, and will offer entertainment, access to a 2015 Generation 6 Race Car, giveaways, driver autographs, driving simulators, photo opportunities with celebrity judges and drivers, and much more. Additional information for applicants or general attendees please visit revracing.net/pitcrew or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indianapolis Urban League, founded in 1965, is a non-profit, non-partisan, interracial community-based social service/civil rights organization, whose mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality. Their programs and initiatives promote education and youth empowerment, economic empowerment, health and quality of life empowerment, civic engagement and leadership empowerment, and civil rights and racial justice empowerment, and continue to make them a progressive force in Indianapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.indplsul.org/
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