My life as a Nascar driver: ‘It’s like being in a video game but with real people trying to kill you’

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I’ve been driving in NASCAR for over 10 years now, and it’s still like being in a video game but with real people trying to kill you. I started out in go-karts when I was 8 years old, and I’ve been driving ever since. I’ve raced in just about every type of vehicle imaginable, from stock cars to open-wheel cars. I’ve even raced in the Indianapolis 500.

But NASCAR is by far the most competitive and dangerous form of racing out there. It’s not just the speeds we reach, but the close proximity of the cars to each other. One small tap can send a car spinning out of control. And with 40 cars on the track at once, there’s always the risk of getting caught up in someone else’s accident.

I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid any serious injuries so far in my career, but I’ve seen plenty of others who haven’t been so lucky. There have been drivers killed in NASCAR races, and even more who have been seriously injured.

So why do we do it? Why do we put ourselves in such a dangerous sport?

For me, it’s the thrill of the race. The feeling of being on the edge, of pushing myself and my car to the limit. It’s the excitement of the competition, of passing another car on the track, of feeling like I’m part of something bigger than myself.

And it’s the fans. NASCAR has some of the most passionate fans in all of sports. They’re the ones who make this sport what it is. They’re the ones who make it worth the risk.

So that’s why I do it. That’s why I’ll continue to do it. Because I love the sport, and I love the fans.

2 Comments

  1. This is an excellent description of what it’s like to be a NASCAR driver. The author captures the excitement and danger of the sport while also explaining why they continue to do it. It’s clear that the author has a passion for racing and for entertaining the fans. Well done!

  2. This is an excellent description of what it’s like to be a NASCAR driver. The author does a great job of explaining the dangers of the sport, as well as the thrills and excitement that make it worth racing. It’s clear that the author has a deep passion for NASCAR and its fans.

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