Thursday, April 05, 2012

Want To Work In NASCAR? Richard Childress Racing Schedules Pit Crew Combine

Richard Childress Racing will hold the first Pit Crew Training Combine in its 43-year history on Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the organization’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series facility in Welcome, N.C.

The one-of-a-kind event, open to experienced pit crew members as well as athletes with a serious passion for developing into full-time pit crew team member, gives participants the opportunity to showcase their athletic talents and learn the necessary skills to help them develop into a well-rounded teammate. Activities will consist of a variety of rigorous agility workouts and physically demanding tests which include mock training programs and real-time simulated pits stops in high-pressure scenarios normally experienced on a weekly basis both on and off the track throughout the course of a full season. Entrants will have the ability to learn from some of the most experienced and respected leaders in the industry on what it takes to prepare your body and develop the necessary mindset for the highest level of motorsports competition.

“This event is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a passion to become a full-time pit crew member with an elite racing organization,” said Eric Wilson, Director of Human Performance at RCR. “With the right attitude and preparation, this combine could be a vital step towards an athlete’s goal of taking that next step in their career.”

The session on Tuesday, April 10 is scheduled for the positions of jackman and gasman, while the session on Wednesday, April 11 is scheduled for tire carriers and tire changers. Qualified competitors who are interested should arrive at the RCR campus dressed and ready to work out, and check in at the front desk for instruction. There are no fees associated with the event and it is open to the public.


  1. M. Wold1:51 PM

    Thank God that Richard didn't turn this into a reality show....

  2. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Moody, too bad the tryouts aren't open to Monday morning quarterbacks who can do, insert name, job better. I would love to watch a bunch of "experts" split their fire suits just trying to jump over the wall, or throw out their back when they jack the car up. Because, anyone can do it right? I think you guys should cover it live. Love your show and the new website

  3. Anonymous6:50 PM

    I wish I was 35 years younger.......oh for a shot........kudos to the Childress organization for doing this. There are some FINE talented people out of work who deserve this shot. And if nothing more it showcases their talents for other teams.

    Way to go Mr. C.

    Doug from NJ