NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program set to visit Alcorn
For the third consecutive year, representatives from NASCAR will visit Alcorn State University in search of potential pit crew members.
The Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program will host crew member tryouts Wednesday, March 21 at the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex at 10 a.m.
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program offers female and minority athletes the opportunity to pursue a career as a NASCAR pit crew member with a top NASCAR race team. If the selected athlete has the talent, through this rigorous training program, it will take approximately three years to reach the highest level of the sport (the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) at which time the annual salary is between $80 – $100,000.
This is a performance-based sport, and once an athlete has reached the top level with five or more years of experience, the earning potential for athletes on pit road extends to salaries of upwards of $150 – $200,000 annually.
For more information about the Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Program, contact Jason Cable, assistant vice president for Athletic Compliance and Academic Services, at [email protected].