Ubisoft has confirmed that the second closed beta for The Crew will start on November 6th and run till November 10th on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft is still accepting names for The Crew beta waiting list.
As for who will be invited, that seems to be a bit up in the air. Ubisoft says that those who have pre-ordered the game from the Uplay Shop will get guaranteed access to the closed beta as well as those that have apparently been invited. GameStop customers should also get access to the closed beta if you pe-order The Crew from them.
From what we understand this beta will allow a more complete exploring of the US and challenges in the Midwest and East Coast regions. PvP lobbies for both of the regions will be accessible with Street and Dirt classes as well as the five standard spec classes as well.
All signs seem to indicate that this will be the last beta prior to the release of the game which is slated for December 2nd on Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Progress made during the beta will apparently not transfer over to the finished game from what we understand.
You can sign up for the beta waiting list here.