14 Things Stock Car Racing Taught Me About Life

Going to war with 2,500 pounds of metal will teach you a lot about yourself

Alex Whitcomb
Aug 29, 2018 · 12 min read
Winning isn’t everything, but it sure helps. All photos courtesy of Alex Whitcomb.

I grew up in rural Vermont painting my father’s race cars. I watched him tame the high banks of the aptly named local track Thunder Road. A win at T-Road was a feat unlike any other, and it attracted everybody from NASCAR-bound young guns to veteran racers to…