Steve Letarte creates site to help those looking for work in auto racing

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NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte is pioneering a way to match those seeking jobs in NASCAR and other forms of motorsports with teams that are hiring.

Letarte debuted the website on Thursday.

The site uses a searchable database that creates anonymous online profiles for prospective racing employees. Race teams can fill needed positions based on desired qualifications such as education, work experience, skill sets and pay scale.

“The response from the industry is clear,” Letarte said. “Race teams are excited for and the service it provides in helping them find the right candidates for the right job.”

Letarte notes that every job necessary in the sport, including pit crews, road crews, engineers, interior mechanics and fabricators, among others, will be available to be filled by a talent pool that will represent every series from NASCAR to drag racing to IndyCar.

Race teams can search based on potential openings, ensuring that a prospective employee’s education, experience and proficiency meet the job’s qualifications. A search can provide a list of candidates for teams and they can winnow the list to the best matches. The site then emails prospects on that filtered list to provide contact information and instructions for reaching the race team.

Letarte notes that in keeping the profiles anonymous, all prospective employees are on equal ground, and the barriers to entry in a challenging job market are reduced.

“I created to improve the hiring process in motorsports,” Letarte said. “This project has been several months in the making, and I’m excited about the site going live and making a positive impact in the industry.”