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level 1
Earnhardt, Jr.
6 points · 1 month ago

So, another question then:

What do the drivers do during the week? Just hang out at home or go on trips?

level 2
2018 MENCS Champion Joey Logano
8 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I would say a typical weekday schedule of a driver would go like:

Monday: Shop visit/debrief/ about the most recent race, preview the next race

Tuesday: Stay with family, bring kids to school, grocery shopping basically the essentials of daily living

Wednesday: Local sponsor or TV appearance, if no obligations basically the same as Tuesday

Thursday: Bring kids to school in the morning, say your goodbyes (if family isn't coming to the track that weekend), head to airport, fly to the next venue (usually at night).

Long story short, if you're going to be a driver at the Cup level (a decent one at that), you pretty much have to consume 10 months of your entire life to it. Commitment is the word. If it is what you love and your dream and your passion in life, you have the best job in the world. You get paid to drive race cars. Hopefully you find a woman (or partner or whoever) and have children who are into it as much as you are or at the very least, respect what you do and support you.

level 3
2 points · 1 month ago

Missed sim day

level 4
1 point · 1 month ago

And leg day

level 2

Debrief, media/sponsor appearances and sim racing to prepare for the next race.

level 2

It really varies by driver.

There are some who will go to the shop nearly everyday, meet with crew chief/crew and prepare for the next race. And will also spend ample time prepping for the next race whether is iRacing/simulators, watching film etc.

Most will spend some time at either the team shop or their personal shop doing autographs and mailing them back out, meeting sponsor obligations or doing work with their foundations if they have one.

There are also drivers who do nothing racing related. They’ll take care of the children, tend to animals and farms they may have, and basically do and talk anything but racing until it’s time to leave for the track.

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