New IndyCar staff portal overwhelmed by swathes of applicants - The Race

New IndyCar staff portal overwhelmed by swathes of applicants

Nov 6 2021
By Jack Benyon

A new web portal aimed at encouraging more staff into IndyCar received over 150 applications in a matter of hours.

In recent years, growing entries in the IndyCar Series has led to a shortage of elite personnel in some areas, especially in engineering roles as The Race highlighted in a recent feature.

On Tuesday, IndyCar president Jay Frye tweeted a link to the new portal saying the “IndyCar paddock is rapidly growing – teams need good people in multiple areas”.

The portal was immediately overwhelmed and Frye’s tweet has gained almost 1000 likes and over 200 retweets at the time of writing.

A range of series insiders interacted with the tweet including Indy 500 winner and IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay who described it as an “awesome first step” for people looking for a way to get into the series.

“As the IndyCar paddock continues to rapidly expand, we have learned that the timeliness of talent acquisition has become a major focus and hurdle,” said Frye.

“In an effort to assist our teams, we created a one-stop job portal where job seekers and teams can come together.

“Judging by the reaction since the launch of the database, it is off to a great start.”

The portal allows you to select which areas of expertise you have, provide your contact details and upload a resume and cover letter.

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