HOW DO YOU BECOME A NASCAR DRIVER?

How do you become a NASCAR driver? The paths to a Sprint Cup ride are as varied as the driver’s personalities. Recent champions Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon each took different routes to success. There is no “one way.” But there is a well-worn path for drivers to follow. The racing world starts in go-karts between the ages of 5 and 10. Parental involvement at this juncture is crucial. From karts the driving choices expand to a mix of bandoleros, legends, and ...

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