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NASCAR Brings Summertime Racing Fun to Children with "Kids Drive NASCAR"

There’s nothing quite like the joy of a child’s very first NASCAR race—the overwhelming speed, the thundering sound of the track, and the excitement of the crowd. Beginning this weekend at Iowa Speedway (for the K&N Pro Series East and West) and Pocono Raceway, NASCAR is bringing back Kids Drive NASCAR—a program allowing young race-loving fans to participate as honorary pit crew members, media reporters, national anthem singers, and more.

NASCAR will also be sponsoring Kids vs. Driver Challenges—allowing children to compete in various challenges against NASCAR’s top drivers. At a recent event, a young fan named Drew went head-to-head with Ty Dillon in a memory challenge, and also had the opportunity to receive some signed memorabilia.

Watkins Glen International and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will also be participating in the event. Children 12 and under can take advantage of free tickets for all NASCAR Xfinity Series™ and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ race events. Discounted tickets for children to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ events are also available. For ticket information, please visit

Kids Drive NASCAR is one element of NASCAR’s efforts to provide engagement, entertainment, and education for children—both on and off the track. The NASCAR Acceleration Nation app offers racing-themed games and activities for kids, and can be downloaded for free in the App Store and Google Play. NASCAR has also developed the industry’s first in-school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education program—offering a variety of resources for students and teachers, sponsored competitions, and opportunities for funding.

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