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What is the best racing school to attend in order to be a NASCAR driver?

I like NASCAR. One of my many dreams is to be a NASCAR driver.

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Chris’s Answer

Well, there isn't one really. NASCAR, much like other sports, relies on picking drivers from lesser circuits like the Busch Series. below that are the other dirt tracks and sprint/outlaw circuits. Nobody just graduated to be a NASCAR driver from a school. Did you know that one of the all time greatest Formula 1 drivers in the world got his start as a kid racing go karts? Yes, they actually have go kart races that go pretty fast. Most race car drivers have been doing this for years ever since they were kids in order to develop the skills necessary to compete. Its the same as any sport, but does not have a collegiate farm system like football. Baseball also has minor leagues and AAA and all types of small teams that players get noticed by scouts and pulled into the big league.

So, a college near a NASCAR track is an okay place to go, maybe you can network with people there at the track to get contacts that can help. Race tracks need money year round and hold a LOT of events for all levels of racing. I would start with a small circuit event and maybe volunteer to help the track or teams, see if you can get your foot in the door helping them out, maybe get into a team as a paid employee and see where that takes you. Good luck!
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jerry’s Answer

I am from Bristol and the best NASCAR Track is there and saw many great races there plus there are a ton of history there so i would recommend East Tennessee State just to ne near the action and all the history . You can also take drives around the track in a class
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Todd’s Answer

I found some information on-line that may help (listed below in Next Steps).

Todd recommends the following next steps:

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2009/fall/art01.pdf
https://www.davidperel.net/become-a-racing-driver/
https://www.allenbergracingschools.com/expert-advice/be-a-racer/
https://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-NASCAR-Driver
https://us.motorsport.com/nascar/news/how-can-you-qualify-as-a-nascar-driver/2694819/
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Casey’s Answer

Hi Saundra!

Unfortunately, there is no racing school to attend to become a driver in NASCAR. However, if you would like to get a step into the door I would suggest looking into schools such as UNC-Charlotte, UNOH, and NASCAR tech. None of those schools will actually make you the driver of the car but definitely could point you in the right direction if you want to work with a team.

As far as driving goes, I drove racecars for 15 years of my life. Getting to the level of a NASCAR driver takes many, many years of experience, talent, and most of all money. Most rides unfortunately are not based on talent anymore and more based on sponsorship money brought to the team.

Good Luck!

-Casey
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