USAC and NASCAR announced a new partnership in the sport. Starting in 2023, USAC’s .25 program will now be known as The NASCAR YOUTH SERIES, a regional championship within the NASCAR ladder of racing series. All series branding will move to the new NASCAR colors, and all drivers will be supplied with iron-on NASCAR Youth Series patches for their driver uniforms and series decals for their cars. Clubs will be furnished with the NASCAR Youth Series flags to fly over their club track, and all series merchandise will now carry the NASCAR colors.
NASCAR Youth Series is the sanctioning body for the quarter midget racing division of the United States Auto Club (USAC). Quarter midget racing has been around since before World War II. It is a family-oriented motorsport that involves children ages 5-16 racing in specially-prepared cars. The cars, rules, and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. Quarter midget racing is divided into 15 classes/divisions. Kids typically race on oval tracks approximately 1/20th of a mile long. The surface of these tracks are dirt, concrete or asphalt.