Have you always wanted to be a NASCAR pit crew member? Here’s your chance with Team Hendrick

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You say you’re in the greatest shape of your life, you’re a big NASCAR fan and you think you have what it takes to be a member of Jeff Gordon’s, Jimmie Johnson’s, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s or Kasey Kahne’s pit crews?

Well, now’s your chance.

Hendrick Motorsports is holding tryouts for new pit crew members on Oct. 16 at the company’s massive campus on the edge of Concord, N.C.

There’s one catch, though: It’s not an open tryout, but rather by invitation only. Still, if you send in your resume, you may very well get one of those prized invitations.

Here’s the HMS job ad:

Want to be a part of the winning Hendrick Motorsports team? We are conducting by INVITATION ONLY Pit Crew tryouts Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1:00pm. For consideration, submit resumes by October 3, 2014.

If you are currently a pit crew member for another team you MUST NOT be under contract for the 2015 season. Prior Sprint Cup level experience is required.

*This position is only open to applicants, recruiting firms need not respond or inquire.

If you think you have the right stuff, click here to apply online.

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Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

Lewis Hamilton Bubba Wallace
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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).