Virginia Native Macy Causey Selected for 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Class

Causey to Compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Macy Causey

Macy Causey is looking to make waves with Rev Racing in 2017.


Virginia native Macy Causey was announced as a member of the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class today. The Drive for Diversity program is NASCAR’s top development program for multicultural and female drivers. The 16-year-old Yorktown, V.A. native Causey is one of only six drivers selected to compete under the NASCAR Drive for Diversity banner.

This is the latest step in Causey’s history-making career. She was invited to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity combine last year at 14-years-old, making her the youngest participant in the program’s history. She also became the youngest female to qualify for the main field in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 late model race at Martinsville Speedway. Causey concluded her season by being honored with the 2016 NASCAR Young Racer Award.

Causey is not the first member of her family to make history. Her grandmother, Diane Teel, was the first woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, V.A., in 1978. Teel has played an important role in Causey’s career by mentoring her development as a driver.

“I'm honored the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and Rev Racing selected me to become a member of the team,” said Causey. “I thank my family, friends, and crew members for their hard work and support to give me this opportunity. I cherish this chance to compete and will work to make everyone proud!”

Causey will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Rev Racing is the operational arm of NASCAR Drive for Diversity. Since it began fielding cars in 2010, Rev Racing has become one of the most consistent teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. With 17 wins, 65 top-five and 124 top-ten finishes, Rev Racing has played an instrumental part in developing the career of young racers.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity does more than just give a young driver an opportunity to race. The program develops the driver both on and off the track. By setting young drivers up with a team of executives, athletic directors, crew chiefs, and mentors, drivers have a better opportunity to reach one of NASCAR’s three national series.

To keep up with Causey as she continues her career, follow her on Twitter at @MacyCausey. To stay updated on all things RIR, visit

NASCAR returns to Richmond on April 28-30 for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Richmond will once again be in the spotlight for the regular season finale and Fan Appreciation Weekend on September 8-9. The Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, September 9, and the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Friday, September 8 is presented by Who’s Your Driver. Tickets go on sale February 2.

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