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Race Car Driver

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Are you obsessed with cars? Are you racing in amateur derbies on the weekends? Do you feel most at home when the MPH gauge creeps into the 100s? The truth is, if you want to be a pro race car driver, you probably know it by now.

As with any other hyper-competitive athletic career, motorsports weeds out the weekend warriors early. If you want to join the ranks of Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr., you'd better be prepared to work every day of your life to make a living with the gas pedal, let alone reach the biggest, brightest stage that is the NASCAR circuit.

Of course, that's not the only option, and thousands of US drivers make a modest income in auto-racing variations like drag racing, stock racing, off-road racing, and other styles that have their own special quirks but not the prestige of the Indy 500. One thing is for sure, though — you'd better love cars and have otherworldly reflexes. Buckle up out there.

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