CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After an extended off-season, Julia Landauer announced that she will compete in three races in the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship, Canada’s national stock car championship series. She will compete for CBRT, led by Joey McColm.
“I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel! I am so grateful to Joey McColm and CBRT for believing in me and giving me this opportunity,” Landauer said. “It means a lot to have a team show this kind of investment in me and I am thrilled I get the chance to get back on track, learn a new car, and try to win some races.”
Landauer is confirmed to race at Riverside International Speedway in Nova Scotia on August 18, at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park outside of Toronto on August 26, and at Quebec’s Autodrome St. Eustache on September 8.
“I met Julia a year ago and knew that we had to figure out a way to have her drive one of our CBRT cars. She’s a proven winner on the track, she’s very competitive, and has a great work ethic. Add in her marketability and there’s a clear and natural fit with our race organization and partners,” said Joey McColm.
Landauer won the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Limited Late Model Championship at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia, then advanced to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2016, where she finished fourth in the championship, the highest finish for a female in the series’ 64-year history. She competed in the K&N Pro Series West again in 2017.
“We have been working really hard since the 2017 season to line up partners so I could go racing in 2018,” Landauer said. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to before the start of the 2018 season, so it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster figuring out when I’d get back on track. I couldn’t be happier to see our perseverance start to pay off!”
Landauer will be driving the No. 1 Dodge Challenger. Joey McColm will serve as crew chief for at least two of the races. Eric Holmes, three-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion and Landauer’s spotter in 2016, will return as spotter.
ABOUT JULIA LANDAUER
Julia Landauer is a NASCAR driver and 2-time champion from New York City. Since making history as the first and youngest female champion in the Skip Barber Racing Series at age 14, Julia has amassed dozens of wins in many different racing series, including a NASCAR Track Championship in 2015. Julia was the only female member of the highly selective NASCAR Next class of 2016-2017.
Julia graduated from Stanford University in 2014, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Julia has since purposefully built her brand where technology, community and racing intersect and fuse. During college Julia was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show SURVIVOR. It was also in college that Julia started her motivational speaking career with a TEDx talk and she is now a sought-after speaker for corporations, universities, and conferences, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. In January of 2017, Julia was selected as an honoree for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the sports category. Julia also serves as an external advisor to Hyundai Motor Corporation’s Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experience.
As she climbs the NASCAR ladder Julia uses her racing platform to continue advocating for STEM education and women’s empowerment.
Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) is a Canadian company established in 2013 that currently fields teams in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and Trans Am Series. CBRT is a highly competitive team of professionals who are invested in the cars and drivers they put on the track. Committed to environmental responsibility, CBRT is a pioneer of sustainability in auto racing, while simultaneously promoting excellence, integrity, and loyalty to their fans. As a leader in marketing solutions, CBRT focuses on strategic partnership, activation planning and execution using social engagement strategies and relationship enhancing experiences to strengthen the connection between brands and their customers.