Driver development program

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Driver development contract)
Jump to: navigation, search

A driver development program is a program used by racing teams to develop younger drivers. It is widely used in both Formula One (primarily by Red Bull Racing and Renault) and NASCAR, usually consisting of a team signing a driver to a multi-year contract in which they run in minor-league racing divisions (such as the Formula 3 Euro Series and GP2 in Europe, and Late models and ARCA in stock car racing) and gradually work up to the highest levels of motorsport. Some have criticized the contracts as being unfairly long-term and low-paying for the young drivers (who likely don't yet have professional representation from an agent).[1]

Teams currently using driver development programs[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jenkins, Chris (2005-08-18). "New turns in NASCAR deals". USA Today. 
  2. ^ "Ganassi Signs Kwasniewski as Development Driver". ABC News. March 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ Bernstein, Viv (May 25, 2012). "Hendrick Reclaims Spot Atop Nascar in Big Week". The New York Times (New York). Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Josh Berry". JR Motorsports. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Karsyn Elledge". JR Motorsports. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Drew Herring". Joe Gibbs Racing. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Cody Coughlin to drive No. 55 JEGS Toyota for Venturini Motorsports; starts at Mobile". Automobile Racing Club of America. March 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  8. ^ "Lupton leads NASCAR K&N Pro Series rookie chase". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. August 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  9. ^ "Podium finish begins title run for Golden Gate Racing". Michael Self Racing. March 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  10. ^ a b "RCR adds two female teenagers to driver development program". January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Spencer, Lee (June 2, 2013). "Young drivers join new Petty program". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  12. ^ a b "Roulo Brothers Racing adds teenagers Benjamin and Weatherman to driver line-up in 2014". ARCA Racing Series. February 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  13. ^ "Development Drivers / Drive for Diversity News & Links". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  14. ^ "Ryan Blaney". Penske Racing. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  15. ^ "Grewohl planning full run in 2014". ARCA Racing Series. January 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 

External links[edit]