5 Traits Every Great NASCAR Driver Possesses

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5 Traits Every Great NASCAR Driver Possesses
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If you were to build a prototypical NASCAR driver, he'd likely have parts from (left to right) Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick, among others.

While some of them may make it look easy, becoming a race car driver is anything but easy. Countless drivers take to race tracks from California to Maine, yet only a few ever make it to the big time.

Sure, part of it is funding—without the cash, there's little chance of a dash all the way up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup level.

But not just anyone can be a race car driver, even if he or a family member or sponsor has deep pockets and can afford to put him in a car. Rather, it takes talent and a lot more to be successful behind the wheel.

Let's take a look at five key traits that separate a great NASCAR driver from a good one.

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