Ten Drivers Compete in NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 23: Ryan Vargas, second from left, helps push his car during the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine at New Smyrna Speedway on October 23, 2019, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Nicholas Sanchez walked to the Rev Racing transporters in the New Smyrna Speedway infield looking for a bottle of water and a chance to take a deep breath. A huge smile on his face and maybe a little swagger in his step, Sanchez said he was just told he was quickest of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity candidates in their first on-track test session Wednesday morning.

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Ryan Vargas Driving for a Cause

Ryan Vargas backstage before Driver Introductions for the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Photo – Jay Husmann/Getty Images

The list of young and up-coming stars in NASCAR Xfinity 11th Annual U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway is long, with six of the nine 2018 NASCAR Next class being entered, highlighted by Ryan Vargas making his series debut.  From La Mirada, California, the 18-year-old is driving the No. 15 JD Motorsports Cranio Care Bears Chevrolet.  Also an alumni member of the Drive for Diversity program, Vargas is thankful, looking to make the most of all opportunities he is given.

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Top Drivers Invited to Compete for Spots in NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program

Chase Cabre on Fan4Racing Radio, Monday, October 15, 2018, at 9 pm ET. Photo – Getty Images

Chase Cabre is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk, Monday, October 15, 2018, at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

NASCAR, Rev Racing to Evaluate Ethnically Diverse and Female Drivers for 2019 Class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 15, 2018) – Twelve drivers from across the United States and abroad have been invited to try out for NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, the top driver developmental program in motorsports, at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway and Bethune-Cookman University on Oct. 22-23. Continue reading