FOX Sports: Young NASCAR drivers balance potential racing careers with reality of education

At just 18 years of age, Nemechek worked closely with his private high school in Davidson, North Carolina to complete his education while pursuing his dreams of big time auto racing. The school developed a program in which Nemechek worked one-on-one with two teachers for four hours a day, which also allowed him to have Fridays off to travel and compete in races around the country.

This let Nemechek work at his own pace, all while completing his graduation requirements. In order to set the program up, Nemechek had to have multiple people within the NASCAR industry send letters to the school explaining his potential in the sport.

Now racing full-time in the NCWTS, Nemechek is continuing his education, taking two mechanical engineering classes at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

“You have to have a backup plan,” Nemechek said. Full article