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NASCAR, Rev Racing Announce 2020 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Driver Development Team
November 20, 2019
NASCAR Drive for Diversity provides opportunities for women and minorities to pursue career opportunities in the driver’s seat and on pit crews.
NASCAR, Rev Racing Announce 2020 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Driver Development Team

Following a national search for top, diverse driver talent, NASCAR and Rev Racing announced the six drivers selected to the 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity provides opportunities for women and minorities to pursue career opportunities in NASCAR in the driver’s seat and on pit crews through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Program and off the track through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.

The six drivers were selected from a group of invitees that competed in the two-day NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Combine in October at Daytona International Speedway and New Smyrna Speedway.

The combine included fitness assessments and evaluations of each driver’s marketing and media skills. The on-track portion tested the drivers’ abilities behind the wheel and proficiencies in late model stock cars. Representatives from NASCAR and Rev Racing were on-hand to evaluate the talent and determine the 2020 team.

The program’s newest class features five drivers who will make their return to Rev Racing next season, including Chase Cabre, Nicholas Sanchez, Gracie Trotter, Rajah Caruth, and Isabella Robusto. Late model driver Perry Patino will make his debut with NASCAR Drive for Diversity in 2020.

Caruth, Patino, Robusto, and Trotter will compete in a NASCAR Late Model, while Cabre and Sanchez will compete in the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Showdown Series in 2020.

Competing in a late model stock car will be a first for drivers like Caruth, whose background is in iRacing, and Robusto, who has experience racing Legends cars.

Caruth also becomes the first driver with an iRacing background to be selected for the program, coming from the eNASCAR IGNITE Series—a first-of-its-kind esports competition created to identify young talent by providing a low barrier of entry to the sport.

For more information, visit nascar.com or revracing.net.