It seems you have to start racing competitively at 7 or 8 years old to race in NASCAR anymore, notice that other guys around your age like Ryan Blaney have already run in the cup series and he is only 2 years older, so you may have missed the boat. However you could probably drive late models at Myrtle Beach to try and get your start in racing, provided you actually have talent.Thanks for posting. Would've been cool to see him in a JGR car. I wish I could do something like that. I don't race but it's all I've ever wanted and dreamed of my whole life.
You've still got time, man. I'd love to race cars myself. I don't think David Reutimann started racing until he was like 25 or something and he made it all the way to Cup. You never know what might happen.Thanks for posting. Would've been cool to see him in a JGR car. I wish I could do something like that. I don't race but it's all I've ever wanted and dreamed of my whole life.
sadly that's very true, Ray was a good crew chief but it didn't and typically doesn't translate into being a good owner. Joe Gibbs is the antithisys of that. He was a winner and manager of parts and pieces as a football coach at the highest level and continues that as a NASCAR owner, and probably could do the same in any venture...he's a leader. Ray knew mechanics and setup, etc, but he didn't know how to manage sponsors, drivers, team etc. With Elliot he had a proven, aging talent, with Casey he had untapped, unharnessed potential. Some guys just simply don't fit in situations.I suppose that's a good lesson for anyone -- don't take anything for granted. Had he worked hard and did everything needed of a Cup driver, he might just still be around. That, and don't pair yourself with Ray Evernham. The only good decisions he ever made was on top of Jeff Gordon's pit box.
That's the key right there, if you don't have parents who make six figures (or other major connections), you're not gonna go far in this sport, not anymore at least.My goal in life is to race up to an ARCA or Truck race and end up on racing-reference.com lousy goal but i just wanna drive once. It sucks when you dont have money like most of these guys do who raced.
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Yep. I always had dreams and aspirations of racing. But nothing ever materialized. Even with ties to Menards in terms of sponsorship, John wasn't interested. They already had a car on the local dirt track circuits, and they had no interest in sponsoring another. I gave up the dream when I was 16 and had only a few races under my belt in Wissota Street Stocks, filling in for other drivers here and there, with one good crash that ended up ruining my right hip. I figured if anything was going to happen as a future in racing, it would've happened by that age. It sucks, because driving is something that came natural to me, but whatever. It wasn't meant to be.That's the key right there, if you don't have parents who make six figures (or other major connections), you're not gonna go far in this sport, not anymore at least.