Teenage race car driver competes in national combine

Yorktown teenage girl is trying out

YORKTOWN, Va. (WVEC) -- In her garage in Yorktown, 16-year-old Macy Causey's pictures and trophies are plastered along the walls.

"I don't like being cooped up in the house. I love fast cars," she said.

Her love for fast cars has worked out pretty well for her.

Coming from generations of racing, Macy has always known she wanted follow the family footsteps.

"My parents never made me feel like I had to race. It was always my decision. Being a third-generation female race car driver, you don't see many of them," said Macy.

"It felt really good to just watch her as a kid and doing what dad does and wanting to hang out with dad," said her father, Rette Causey.

Her grandmother was the first ever woman to race at the Martinsville Speedway. Macy would go on to be the first ever, and only woman, to win there.

She added to her experience as a driver competing at a combine in Florida last weekend, hoping to be one of four drivers picked for Rev Racing's NASCAR program.

She was on the team of six last year but this year, it's been reduced to four.

"It wouldn't hurt me if I didn't get back in the program because a goal of mine is I want to keep going to high school and go to college and get my degree," said Macy.

Behind the trophies and the pictures is her love and passion for the sport, something that will always be there despite where the road takes her.

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