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To be successful in stock car racing drivers must have a few inner pieces of them that push them over the top. Becoming a race car driver is no easy feat. There are countless drivers all over the world that race week in and week out. It takes a certain set of skills and abilities to make it to the big leagues. Now, of course, a big part of being successful is having the fastest car… and to do that you need the money and a lot of it. Not everyone is lucky enough to catch the eye of a big-ticket race team like Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing. Now of course it isn’t all money that can catapult a racing career to the top. It also takes talent behind the wheel. For an everyday race fan, the best way to participate in NASCAR racing is to play Daily Fantasy Sports and get all the best advice from fantasyDFSExperts.com. Now let’s look at five traits that can separate a good NASCAR driver from the best.

When it comes to racing around the track at near 200 miles-per-hour it does not pay to be timid. To get the edge over your competition a NASCAR driver must have an intense fire in their gut that intensifies as the race approaches the checkered flag. In the current lineup of NASCAR drivers, there are a few drivers who stand out in this category such as Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, or Joey Logano. This is by no means a trait that can be learned by racing around the track. It is a trait that some would say you have to be born with, that fire to be number one has been in you since you were born. Perhaps it is the pursuit of excellence for these drivers or that they know that “if you aren’t first, your last”. It takes a lot of time and hard work to get to the “big leagues”, not everyone has that fire in them.

The best drivers are the ones who do not fear taking chances and taking on immense risk. NASCAR racing is a game of inches, and sometimes even less. If a driver is content with his position and waits for his opportunity to shine, there is a very good chance that someone else has already taken that opportunity and you will be left in the dust. You will “never” be a champion without taking risks. A champion driver needs to be willing to put everything on the line, take chances when others choose not to, that is how you can rise to the top. Some of the great current drivers in the sport such as Kyle Busch with two championships, and Chase Elliot, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr, and Joey Logano with one championship apiece knows that you sometimes shave to risk it all. High risk, high reward in racing. A super brand of cockiness often times comes hand in hand with a great NASCAR driver. It's not so much an arrogant feeling of being better than everyone else; rather, it's the belief that the driver is the best and can win on any given Sunday. More times than not you do not reach the top by being the 30th place finishes week in and week out. For everyone driver that makes it there are hundreds or thousands of drivers who do not.

Now a driver can have a blazing fire to motivate them, a willingness to take risks, and their own brand of cockiness, but in the end, one of the most important factors in winning is having a pit crew that has your back 110 percent of the time. A driver can have all the talent in the world but that is no good if they have a useless pit crew. A big focus in recent years has been finding the best driver-crew chief partnerships. Teams are focusing significantly on those with physical strength, versatile acumen, and the knowledge that there's no "I" in team. One of the first things any driver will do when they win a race is thank their team. The work that a driver, crew chief, over-the-wall crew, and spotter put in to get their car to victory lane would surprise even some of the most dedicated race fans.