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NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine Set For New Smyrna & Bethune-Cookman
October 10, 2017
A dozen drivers from across the United States and Mexico will converge on northeast Florida to vie for an opportunity to follow in the tracks of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson.
NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine Set For New Smyrna & Bethune-Cookman

A dozen drivers from across the United States and Mexico will converge on northeast Florida to vie for an opportunity to follow in the tracks of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson.

The 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators will be held at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona and New Smyrna Speedway on Oct. 16–18, and will serve as a key element in the selection process for setting the driver lineup for Rev Racing in 2018. Both the combine and the team will feature an enhanced focus on seat time to increase competition at the combine and on the track next season.

The drivers invited to the combine will be competing for four seats with Rev Racing.

Among the drivers invited are Brittany Zamora, from Kennewick, Washington, and Ryan Vargas from LaMirada, California. Zamora, 18, became the first female to win the championship in the Northwest Super Late Model Series this season, while Vargas, 16, is the youngest race winner at California’s Irwindale Speedway and finished 16th in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Other invitees include Macy Causey, Madeline Crane, Ernie Frances Jr., McKenna Haase, Nicholas Sanchez, Fabian Welter and Armani Williams.

The drivers will take part in media and physical assessments on Monday at Bethune-Cookman. They will undergo driving evaluations at New Smyrna on Tuesday in a Late Model Stock Car and Wednesday in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series car.

In addition to being sponsored by Honda Generators, the Combine received sponsorship support from partners Bethune-Cookman, Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort in Daytona Beach, M2 Promotions and Sunoco.

From the 12 combine participants, four will be selected for the 2018 season. Three of those drivers will race full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also running full-time in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in a Late Model – totaling more than 30 races next season. In addition, the fourth driver will compete full-time in the Late Model program and serve as an alternate for the K&N Pro Series program.

2017 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine Drivers:
DRIVER & HOMETOWN
Chase Cabre; Tampa, Fla.
Collin Cabre; Tampa, Fla.
Macy Causey; Seaford, Va.
Madeline Crane; Meansville, Ga.
Ernie Francis Jr.; Dania, Fla.
Ruben Garcia; Mexico City, Mexico
McKenna Haase; Carlisle, Iowa
Nicholas Sanchez; Homestead, Fla.
Ryan Vargas; La Mirada, Calif.
Fabian Welter; Mexico City, Mexico
Armani Williams; Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Brittany Zamora; Kennewick, Wash.