Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fast Facts: Drive for Diversity driver Juan Garcia

credit: NASCAR via Getty Image/Todd
by Paula Thompson

With the recent successes of Drive for Diversity graduates Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace Jr., the next batch of D4D drivers are ready to make a name for themselves. Over the next few weeks, Fast Facts will take a quick look at the young careers of these talented and diverse drivers. The final driver in the series: Juan Garcia.
  • Juan Garcia Duarte was born April 18, 1997 in Bogota, Columbia. He began racing karts as a youngster in Columbia, collecting three championships by age 11.
  • At age 16, Garcia raced in the Super Late Model class at Irwindale (CA) Speedway, becoming the youngest main event winner at the half-mile oval. He raced in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2015, earning the Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award.
  • In 2016 Garcia will compete in the Whelen All-American Series for Rev Racing as part of the D4D program along with his Rev Racing teammate Enrique Baca.
  • Learn more about Rev Racing and the D4D program at revracing.net.
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