Perhaps the most underappreciated job in NASCAR, the pit crew are the true heroes of the sport, with one of the toughest and most badass jobs – crucial to a driver’s success. Crew members come in all different shapes and sizes, with some even having a background in collegiate sports, but now Busch Beer wants to give one fan the opportunity to join Kevin Harvick’s team.
That’s right, the official beer sponsor of NASCAR is offering the once-in-a-lifetime position of Busch Crewmaster during this year’s Daytona 500, an actual paid position within the Stewart-Haas Racing organization earning $50,000 for the entire 2021 season. The new team member will not only attend races throughout the season but train and travel with the SHR team – and be responsible for a number of various race team tasks.
Fans 21 and older are able to enter for a chance to win by “applying for the position” in a way that has never been done before – with the first-ever live job interview via a NASCAR race during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14. In the hopes of finding a true fan, the questions will be asked live via the race broadcast and on Busch’s Twitter page and fans will need to flex their knowledge, while rooting for the No. 4 car, in order to get through to the next round and possibly get hired for the position.
“We love creating these unique NASCAR opportunities for fans to get involved with both the sport and our brand,” said Daniel Blake, Vice President of Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch, in a statement. “No one has ever conducted an interview during the Daytona 500 or given a fan a shot at joining a driver’s Racing Crew for the season, and we’re hoping to find an amazing candidate to join our NASCAR family with this once-in-a-lifetime job.”
You’ll have to be quick on your feet if you want a shot however, because your answers could lead you to the next round of the interview process and one step closer to the title of Busch Crewmaster.
The inspiration for this new position comes from The Crew, an all-new Netflix original series starring Kevin James as the crew chief of a fictitious NASCAR team, one now being controlled by a new boss. It’s set to debut Feb. 15, one day after the Daytona 500.
But, for now, you better start preparing those skills for a championship-caliber team.
“I’m beyond grateful to work with such a skilled team at SHR, and it’s amazing to join Busch Beer on this first-of-its-kind experience to offer one lucky fan the opportunity to get on-site training for their dream job, while learning from the best of the best,” said Kevin Harvick in a statement.