TALLADEGA, ALA. — The USAC .25 quarter-midget program will be rebranded as a NASCAR championship, officials announced Sunday.
USAC will continue sanctioning the series but will be branded the NASCAR Youth Series.
Cook Out, the current title sponsor, will continue its partnership with the series. as a sponsor.
USAC .25 alumni include NASCAR Cup Series champions Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano. The series is often regarded as the first step toward the NASCAR Cup Series.
In 2022, the USAC .25 program featured over 55 club programs affiliated with its national championship, which breaks down into four championships: Pavement National, Pavement Super Regional, Dirt National and Dirt Super Regional. The program races at tracks in 12 different states across the country.