Automobile Racer

Drive automobile racing cars in competition road races.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $106,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automobile Racers do?

Drives automobile racing car in competition road races: Drives car over track where race is to be run to familiarize self with course. Participates in speed and elimination trial races to qualify car for race. Drives car in race and analyzes speed and position of other cars to determine when and where to drive car so as to be in favorable position to win. Observes fuel, oil, and compression gauges on dashboard of car to ensure that car is operating efficiently. Watches for warning signs, such as flags or flares, that indicate an accident is present and drives car accordingly. May perform maintenance work on car.


Should I be an Automobile Racer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Auto Racer, National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Racer

    How to become an Automobile Racer

    Most Automobile Racers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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