In a sense, all NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are already actors. At least, those who drive under the support of a major sponsor.
Fully sponsored Sprint Cup drivers, while certainly not trained thespians, do indeed need to be somewhat articulate and memorize certain lines for interviews.
Although this necessity tends to make most post-race interviews rather drab, it is a necessary job skill to be mastered if a driver is to secure any sort of long-term sponsorship. While on-track performance will always be the most important aspect of a driver's relationship with a sponsor, off-track intangibles are now almost equally as important.
Many of the more successful drivers in the sport have been featured in commercials. Some have even appeared in films and on television.
Thus, part of a stock car driver's career requires a certain amount of charisma in front of the camera.
Lights...camera...action! Here are 11 drivers that could have alternate careers on the silver screen and/or television.