NASCAR YOUTH SERIES PRESENTED BY COOK OUT

NASCAR YOUTH SERIES AUGUST 9-11
NASCAR Youth Series presented by Cook Out will showcase the sport’s stars of tomorrow August 9-11 at Richmond Raceway. Drivers ages 5-16 will race in the drift and bus parking lots near Larburn Lot C providing fans with even more action leading up to the Cook Out 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on Sunday. This event is FREE to spectators.

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ABOUT THE NASCAR YOUTH SERIES

The NASCAR Youth Series presented by Cook Out is the sanctioning body for the quarter-midget racing division of the United States Auto Club (USAC). It is a family-oriented motorsport that involves children ages 5-16 racing in specially prepared cars. The cars, rules, and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. Quarter-midget racing is divided into 15 classes/divisions. Kids typically race on oval dirt, concrete, or asphalt tracks approximately 1/20th of a mile long.
 
A quarter-midget car is a scaled-down version of an actual midget racer. The cars are built around a tubular frame and are fully suspended with springs or torsion bars and shocks. The bodies are fiberglass. The engines are single-cylinder and are manufactured by Honda and Briggs & Stratton. With almost 60 NASCAR Youth Series-sanctioned clubs located all across the country, thousands of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in quarter-midget racing. Some notable NASCAR graduates of quarter midget racing include Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton, Justin Haley, Daniel Dye, and Todd Gilliland.