Drivers for Drive for Diversity combine revealed
The 13 drivers who will participate in the Advance Auto Part Drive for Diversity Combine were revealed Thursday and range in age from 13-19.
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Program was created in 2004 to develop and train ethnically diverse and female drivers both on and off the track. Cup drivers Bubba Wallace, Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson came through the program.
The 2020 and 2021 combines were canceled due to the impact of COVID-19.
“We are thrilled that we are in a position to return to an in-person evaluation for this year’s Advance Auto Parts Drive for Diversity Combine,” Rev Racing CEO Max Seigel said in a statement. “We are energized by the high-level of participating athletes and look forward to building the best driver class for 2023. As an organization, we have never been more positioned for success and future growth.”
The youngest drivers are Quinn Davis and Nathan Lyons, who are both 13 years old.
The group includes 17-year-old Andrés Pérez de Lara, who finished seventh in his ARCA Menards Series debut in the Sept. 15 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Also among those invited to the combine is 15-year old Katie Hettinger, who will make her ARCA Menards Series West debut Oct.. 14 at the Las Vegas Bullring. She’s also scheduled to compete in the ARCA West season finale Nov. 4 at Phoenix Raceway.
|Justin Campbell||17||Griffin, Georgia|
|Quinn Davis||13||Sparta, Tennessee|
|17||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Katie Hettinger||15||Dryden, MI|
|Caleb Johnson||15||Denver, CO|
|Nathan Lyons||13||Concord, NC|
|Andrés Pérez de Lara||17||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Jaiden Reyna||16||Cornelius, NC|
|Jordon Riddick||17||Sellersburg, IN|
|Paige Rogers||19||New Haven, IN|
|Lavar Scott||19||Carney’s Point, NJ|
|Regina Sirvent||19||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Lucas Vera||15||Charlotte, NC|