Charlotte, NC, – Rev Racing and NASCAR Multicultural Development have decided to host a separate combine for the 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity youth participants.
“Separating the youth participants from the late model and K&N drivers allows us a unique opportunity to spend more time and communicate with each driver. This can provide a learning opportunity for these young aspiring drivers regardless if they are selected for program,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “As it remains a goal of ours to focus on the growth and development of both our academy-style program and youth participants, we want to have complete focus when it comes to evaluation and performance measurement.”
Each year the NASCAR Drive for Diversity initiative and its competition arm, Rev Racing, seek to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. The deadline to be considered for the 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Combine is September 11, 2015. Youth combine participants will be evaluated on their driving skills and past experience on November 2nd at Concord Motorsports Park, located in Charlotte, NC. The general NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine is accepting applications until September 4, 2015 and will take place October 19-21 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, VA.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Be a female or member of one or more of the following ethnic minority classifications:
– Black or of Black African descent, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian, Alaskan, of Native/Indigenous descent, two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino); or all persons who identify with more than one of these races
• Be at least 8 years of age, but no older than 20 years of age as of October 15th of the present year
• Be legally eligible to work in the United States; drivers from foreign countries are welcome to apply. If the applicant is not already a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien, then the applicant must be legally capable of traveling to the designated location in the United States to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. Applicants must also be able to obtain necessary authorization to accept employment in the United States if selected to participate in the D4D program.
Potential youth drivers can access the participant application online at http://revracing.net/combine-application. If drivers have already registered to meet the original deadline, no further action is required at this time.
Youth drivers also have the ability to update their résumés multiple times before the combine submission deadline through an “Update Your Submission Link” located on the application page. Additional information and criteria can be found on supplied link.
Support and technical assistance for the application process is available by emailing [email protected]
-Rev Racing Press Release. Photo credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images