Are You Cut Out to Be a NASCAR Driver?
By: Steven Miller
About This Quiz
Do you have what it takes to go three-wide through a corner or shoot through a gap and slingshot into the lead? If you answered yes, you might be on your way to earning the driver's seat on a NASCAR team.
What is your physical stamina like?
I can keep going and going.
I have pretty decent stamina. I rarely need breaks.
I suppose I have average stamina, but I need regular breaks.
How many accidents have you been in?
A lot. I guess I'm pretty accident prone.
I've been in a few fender-benders.
I was in one accident, but it was a minor one.
I've never been in an accident in my life.
How well do you deal with high-pressure situations?
I do pretty well, but my performance suffers a little.
I can struggle at times, but I push on through it.
I stay very calm, cool, and collected.
I fall apart under pressure.
How big of a NASCAR fan are you?
I watch the races once in a while.
I enjoy watching the races, and I usually catch them every week.
How often do you play driving simulation video games?
I have played them before, but it's been a long time.
I don't play them all the time, but if I am playing video games, it's likely to be a driving game.
I don't think I have ever played one of those games.
I play those kinds of games all the time. I love them.
How good is your hand-eye coordination?
I have excellent hand-eye coordination.
It's not the greatest, but I usually manage to avoid major mess-ups.
It's pretty decent. It's rare for me to fumble around.
How well do you deal with extreme heat?
I actually prefer it when things get hot.
I do alright, but my hands will get sweaty.
I struggle a bit with heat. I get a little dizzy.
I hate the heat. Anything above 70-degrees is too much for me.
How strong are your communication skills?
People are regularly asking me to clear things up.
I don't have the greatest vocabulary, but most folks understand what I'm getting at.
Most of the time I communicate well, but I'm at a loss for words once in a while.
I do really well at talking clearly and listening well.
How strong are your mechanical skills?
I know all the basics of the mechanical systems in a car, and I can work on most things.
I know how to change the oil and some minor stuff, but that's about it.
I'm a master mechanic who knows my way around a car extremely well.
I let my mechanic handle all that stuff. I'm totally clueless.
What speed do you prefer to drive at?
I prefer to go pedal to the metal when I can, but I am cautious when necessary.
I'll go fast when there's no traffic, but I am very cautious in a crowd.
I prefer to take my time and be very safe when I drive.
I go as fast as I can, all the time.
Would you consider yourself to be an adrenaline junkie?
I don't mind the occasional rush, but I don't seek it out.
I have to admit that I'm a total adrenaline junkie.
I try to avoid situations that cause a jolt of adrenaline.
I enjoy the rush of adrenaline, but I'm not an addict.
How much of a risk-taker are you?
I'm very cautious. It's almost unheard of for me to take risks.
I take calculated risks, but once I make the decision, I'm all in.
I take risks once in a while, but it always makes me really nervous when I do.
I take a lot of risks in my life, but I'm learning to tone it down.
How regularly do you lose your temper?
It's pretty rare. I'm as cool as a cucumber.
It happens once in a while, but it takes a lot.
I get pissed off more than I should, but I'm working on it.
I lose my temper on a regular basis. I'm kind of a ticking time-bomb.
Would you consider yourself to be a patient person?
I literally have no patience. Let's get going.
I've been told that I'm an impatient person, but I don't see it.
I used to struggle with patience, but it's getting better.
I'm incredibly patient. I wait for my opportunity and then seize it.
Have you ever driven in a race before?
I've driven in a few races in my life.
I've done some fun, low-risk racing events a time or two.
I have a lot of experience driving in race conditions.
I've never driven in a race in my life.
Which sponsor would you rather have on your car?
What kind of music do you prefer?
Which vehicle would you rather drive?
How regularly do you party?
I party on the weekends, but I almost always keep it pretty mellow.
I party a few times a week, but it rarely effects my performance.
I party every night. It's one party after another.
How reliable are you?
I've been known to flake on my responsibilities on a regular basis.
I'm pretty reliable most of the time, but I'm not perfect.
I used to be irresponsible, but I've become someone you can depend on.
I'm totally dependable. You can count on me.
How comfortable would you be speaking with the media?
I'd do pretty well with it. I'd be very professional in my interviews.
I'm pretty shaky in the limelight, but I'd be sure to mention the sponsors.
I'm full of personality, and I love to put on a show.
I'm very shy. I would be pretty terrible with the press.
Do you hold grudges or do you let things go?
I let things go like water off a duck's back.
I let small things go, but I do tend to hold on to grudges for major offenses.
I have a lot of trouble letting things go. I hold a lot of grudges.
I'm pretty good at letting things go, but some people just deserve to be on my bad side.
Are you more of a team player or a solo driver?
I'm a pretty independent person, but I can listen to instructions, sometimes.
I do sometimes think I know best, but I'm almost always open to feedback.
I go my own way. I don't like being told what to do.
I'm a total team player. I have no ego when it comes to what's best for all of us.
How well do you follow instructions?
I am terrible at it. I usually check out mentally when someone starts telling me what to do.
I'm very good at following instructions, but I will speak up if I think something is wrong.
I'm good at simple instructions, but I lose track of things when they get too complicated.
I'm generally pretty good at it, but I do struggle to challenge instructions that I think are off.
How well would you handle long periods of high-stress?
I'm built to handle anything. Bring it on.
I do pretty good for a while, but I start to lose focus after an extended period of stress.
I can do moderate stress of a little while, but I'm a mess if things are too intense for too long.
I fold under the pressure, and it get's worse over time.
Which number would you rather have on your vehicle?
Which racetrack are you most looking forward to driving at?
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
How do you feel about traveling?
I love being out on the road.
I like a little bit of traveling, but I'd rather sleep in my own bed.
I'd much rather stay close to home.
I enjoy traveling most of the time, but I do get homesick after a while.
What are your thoughts about living in an RV?
I'm not sure. I've never spent time in one before.
That would be fun, but I would get tired of it after a while.
That sounds horrible to me. It would be way too cramped.
It sounds pretty ideal to me.
Which famous NASCAR driver do you admire the most?
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