Some Green Country drivers are chasing after their NASCAR dreams, but instead of hitting the speedway, they're racing on the information superhighway for a spot on a new reality TV show. The grand prize is a NASCAR contract.
News on 6 reporter Ashli Sims talks to one Broken Arrow man who wants to race for a living.
Lance Blevins operates a car wash to pay the bills, but what gets his motor running is behind the wheel of a racecar. Blevins has been racing since he was 9 years old and he's spent several years racing with the World of Outlaws series. Now, he's got the chance to make the leap to the big leagues. â€œIts always a dream cause NASCAR is where you can really make a good financial living and its where the stars at I mean its the top of the sport."
Blevins is hoping a new reality TV show can help springboard his career. It's called "Racin for a Livin" and the winner will get to drive in the NASCAR cup series. Thousands of drivers applied, they've narrowed the field to 50 and Lance Blevins is one of them.
The fans are truly in the driver's seat for this reality TV show. You can log onto racinforalivin.com
, click on vote and scroll down to vote for your favorite drivers. The 12 with the most votes will win a spot on the show. "Now I'm relying on everybody I know and anybody on TV and anybody to vote to get me to where I need to be. I have no control over it. All I can do is try to promote myself and hope I have the votes to get me into the top 12."
Blevins isn't the only Green Country driver in the running. 20-year-old college student Dara Morrow from Catoosa and Michelle Decker are also competing for a spot on the show.
Blevins is doing what he can to encourage people to vote and vote often to help him land his dream job. "It would just be amazing for me because racing in NASCAR has always been a dream for me. And I would love to be able to get to the top of the sport and say hey I'm from Tulsa, Oklahoma and I have a bit of an accent and I hope you enjoy it."