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ERIC Number: EJ875440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Careers in Auto Racing: Work in the Fast Lane
Lawhorn, William
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n3 p2-9 Fall 2009
Long before most people had seen an automobile, thrill-seekers across the globe were driving cars competitively. The speed of racecars has accelerated steadily, as has the popularity of the sport. In public opinion polls of sports popularity, in fact, auto racing consistently finishes near the top. Racecar drivers may be the star of their event, but they depend on support from many others--including some workers who aren't on the track. People don't have to be behind the wheel to pursue a career in auto racing. From pit crews to promoters, a variety of workers contribute to the excitement of race day. This article provides information about occupations in the racing industry. After an introduction to the sport, the author presents information about what these workers do, either on the track or in the workshop, and how they train.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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