Ever thought of exploring a career in NASCAR? The Diversity Pit Crew Challenge is the perfect opportunity. Here are the details.
The NASCAR Drive For Diversity Pit Crew Development Program is a comprehensive training program for aspiring minority and female pit crewmembers. The program focuses on instilling the fundamentals, discipline and confidence required to be a top athlete on a NASCAR pit crew. The program 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.
OBJECTIVE: Conduct a pit crew development program designed to identify, coach, train and develop minority athletes who possess the skill, ability and attitude to be successful as a pit crewmember in one of the three NASCAR National series.
To offer this opportunity to young men and women all across the nation, the NASCAR Drive For Diversity Pit Crew Development Program has launched a development tour. The 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour seeks to identify minority and female student-athletes with an interest in motorsports. The tour will serve as a recruiting tool for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program, making stops at five markets across the nation. Top participants at each tour stop will receive an invitation to compete against other competitors in the NASCAR D4D Showdown located at the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9th, 2015.
THE TOUR: The 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour will offer participants the opportunity to showcase their athleticism, speed and agility. Selected participants will receive an invitation to become part of the NASCAR Crew Member Development program located in Charlotte, NC. Pit crewmembers in the National Series can earn extremely competitive wages, along with the excitement of being involved in one of the most recognized sports in the world. Each tour stop will offer entertainment, access to a 2015 Gen 6 Race Car, participant giveaways, driver autographs, driving simulators, photo opportunities with celebrity judges and drivers, and much more.
Intrigued? They’ll be in Charlotte October 9th. The other dates are as follows:
June 5th-6th | Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
June 13th | Gateway Motor Speedway
June 20th | Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
July 25th | Indianapolis, IN (location to be determined)
October 2nd | Dover, DE (location to be determined)
October 9th | Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC