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NASCAR’s Driver Opportunity Funnel Continues To Narrow

Driver opportunities in NASCAR, from the time of entering the sport to making it to the "big show", have often been compared to a giant funnel.  The opportunities initially, whether in go karts or legends or even the developmental series, are as wide open as the mouth of the funnel. But as more and more drivers swirl around, fewer and fewer make it through the stem of the funnel to emerge on the other side, landing a ride in the coveted Sprint Cup Series. Of the thousands who are in the driver opportunity funnel, dreaming their big dreams, only a very select few make it to claim those prize 43 seats with NASCAR's elite. This year, the funnel has narrowed even further, allowing fewer drivers through to that promised land.  Many factors hav...

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