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NASCAR drivers are fearless yet highly skilled and trained. To become a NASCAR driver, you have to work your way up through the smaller tracks and prove your skills in a variety of tests. See what it takes to make it to the top and stay there.

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Richard Petty

Richard Petty, also known as King Richard, took just 10 years to become the number-one driver in NASCAR history. One autumn, he even won 10 consecutive races on his way to 200 career wins.


Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Michael McDowell at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Mike Wallace at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Ted Musgrave

Ted Musgrave

Ted Musgrave exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Ted Musgrave at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Michael Waltrip at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Terry Cook

Terry Cook

Terry Cook exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Terry Cook at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Phillip McGilton

Phillip McGilton

Phillip McGilton exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Phillip McGilton at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Todd Bodine

Todd Bodine

Todd Bodine exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Todd Bodine at HowStuffWorks. See more »

AJ Allmendinger

AJ Allmendinger

AJ Allmendinger exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of AJ Allmendinger at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Dave Blaney

Dave Blaney

Dave Blaney exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of Dave Blaney at HowStuffWorks. See more »

David Stremme

David Stremme

David Stremme exploded onto the NASCAR scene while racing for Toyota. Learn all about the career of David Stremme at HowStuffWorks. See more »