Las Vegas’ Kayli Barker Returns To NASCAR Drive for Diversity

UNLV Sophomore Kayli Barker, of Kayli Barker Racing selected among seventeen drivers invited to the 13th annual Drive for Diversity Combine.

nascar-d4d-combine1Las Vegas, Nevada- Kayli Barker invited to participate in the 13th annual NASCAR Driver for Diversity Combine at the New Smyrna Speedway located in Smyrna Beach, Florida.  The Drive for Diversity invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers from across North and South America to test their skills over a three-day period as NASCAR evaluates talent for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Class of 2017.

Barker has been racing since the age of 8 and is the winningest female driver at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring with 15 career victories including being the 1st female driver to win three track championships in Las Vegas history and being the youngest female driver to win a NASCAR® Whelen All-American series race.


With aspirations of racing in the NASCAR® Truck Series this nineteen year old female driver has already celebrated many milestones on the track and in the classroom. In addition to her racing accomplishments Barker has been awarded the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Leadership Award and NASCAR® UNOH Youth Achievement Award.

Currently a sophomore at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Kayli Barker made her NASCAR® Whelen Series debut in 2012.  Having just completed the 2016 Season at the Las Vegas Bullring in her Dana Stahl, 2014 Chevy SS NASCAR Super Late Model, Barker is eager to return to the Driver for Diversity Combine for the second time for the opportunity to be a part of NASCAR Drive for Diversity Class of 2017.

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