Archive for May 18, 2018

The Humans of Racing Series was created by Kaaveh Akbari to be a social media presence to tell the stories about the people not necessarily seen in the limelight in the motorsports industry. Having stepped away from the industry almost 10 years ago, Kaaveh realized what he missed the most was the people that he had  worked with. There are many fascinating people in this industry, and his hope is to tell you as many of their stories as possible. This from Kaaveh Akbari


At 24 years old, Chase Selman was promoted to Team Manager at Dreyer and Reinbold Racing.

I personally worked with Selman in 2008, when he was just finishing college, and it’s been amazing to see how he has matured as a young adult.

Team Owner, Dennis Reinbold, has entrusted Selman with a lot of responsibility, and despite the challenges of being the only Indy “one-off” this year, Selman has shown to be more than capable of leading the team featuring Sage Karam and J.R. Hildebrand.

In this video, we hear about Selman’s upbringing into racing, his family’s extended connections in the racing family, and Selman’s long-term goals in the industry.

Selman also discusses some of the challenges the team faces in not having any other races with the new cars under their belts, but also, remains cautiously optimistic for the team’s chances heading into the event.

Heading into the 2018 Indy 500, every team entered has run at least one Verizon IndyCar Series event this year, except Dreyer and Reinbold Racing.

Other entries for the Indianapolis 500 race may be running for the first time, but they are tied to a team that has already run races this year.

This video interview is just one of the Humans of Racing Series …