They’ve got Next: Meet newest NASCAR Next class Tuesday

The newest NASCAR Next class is almost ready for its debut.

The nine drivers who will lead the charge of NASCAR’s youth initiative will be revealed Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET on FS1’s “Race Hub” program. The Class of 2017-18 features some returning favorites and several fresh faces, all hand-picked as part of the sport’s next wave of aspiring talent.

Since 2011, NASCAR Next has showcased the best budding drivers ages 15-25. The six previous classes have produced 36 drivers who have graduated to make a NASCAR national series start.

Famous alumni Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez are among the 13 former NASCAR Next drivers to make an appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Watch the unveil on FS1 on Tuesday evening, and then come back to NASCAR.com for full coverage of the class.