12th Annual NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine Converges On Langley Speedway


Hampton, VA – The long wait is finally over! Twenty-two drivers who have been eagerly waiting have officially been invited to the twelfth Drive For Diversity Combine hosted by Rev Racing. “Finding and developing diverse athletes who will represent the future of NASCAR is at the core of our organization’s mission,” said NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Jim Cassidy. “Every year, the bar is raised with talented applicants who have the potential and determination to succeed. We’re proud to watch our graduates in the national series and develop more diverse talent to join them in the years to come.”

“We could not be more excited about this year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine to select the 2016 Class of Rev Racing drivers,” said team CEO Max Siegel. “Coming off of our sixth consecutive multiple race winning season, we are focused on continuing to make our program and approach world class, as we prepare these young drivers to advance into the national series.” Siegel’s company currently fields cars in both the K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for an entire season. Providing those selected drivers with equipment, mentorship, and on track experience.

This years combine selections, which can be found bellow, includes woman and those of different ethnic backgrounds from all ages. All competing to show they have what it takes to be the next “Big Thing.” One of the most notable this year is Langley Speedway’s own Macy Causey. After winning Rookie of the Year honors at her home track, Causey will prove her case on why she deserves the ride! Returning to the combine this year to defend there spot on the team are Dylan Smith and Natalie Decker. The combine will also have stars from the NASCAR Mexico Series: Abraham Calderón, Enrique Contreras, Rubén García Jr. and Santiago Tovar.

The twenty-two “candidates” listed bellow will be tested for three days in a combination of strength and agility exercises at Hampton University. With the final two days of nothing but on track activity at Langley Speedway.

Fans can follow the Combine on Twitter at @NASCARDiversity and @RevRacing. Below are invitees to the 12th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine:


First Name Last Name Age City State/Country
Hannah Adair 21 Tulsa Okla.
Jairo Avila 20 Alhambra Calif.
Kayli Barker 18 Las Vegas Nev.
Nicole Behar 17 Otis Orchards Wash.
Abraham Calderon 26 Monterrey Mexico
Macy Causey 14 Yorktown Va.
Enrique Contreras 22 San Antonio Texas
Madeline Crane 17 Meansville Ga.
Claire Decker 20 Eagle River Wis.
Natalie Decker 18 Eagle River Wis.
Juan Garcia 17 Bogota Colombia
Ruben Garcia Jr. 19 Mexico City Mexico
Ali Kern 22 Fremont Ohio
Enrique Limon 17 Mexico City Mexico
Mariah McGriff 20 Vail Ariz.
Becca Monopoli 26 Lakeland Fla.
Erika Newcome 20 Pickerington Ohio
Hannah Newhouse 18 Twin Falls Idaho
Vanessa Robinson 25 Las Cruces N.M.
Dylan Smith 23 Concord N.C.
Walter Thomas 16 Indianapolis Ind.
Santiago Tovar 22 Mexico City Mexico

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