Interview with Professional Race Car Driver Amber Balcaen

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“Back then, when I was ten, I was racing go-carts on a dirt oval track so it wasn’t too expensive compared to what I’m doing now. It was still the same in the sense that I had to earn sponsorship. I would ask my Dad’s friends for a hundred dollars here and a hundred dollars there; I would go to the racing swap meets with my Dad and I would sell stickers. I actually didn’t realize it, but I was a little entrepreneur. I just wanted to do it so badly and luckily was able to make it happen.”

“My confidence comes from knowing that I do have that natural talent and ability and I really just need to do what I can with the car when I am in it. Sometimes I’ll just go to the local go-cart track here in North Carolina just to get some seat time even though it definitely can’t compare to NASCAR. But as long as you’re driving something it keeps you alert and keeps you quick.”

Different Ways of Learning

Influencing the Younger Generation

“I feel like I have a responsibility to the younger generation to show them that anything is possible. I am considered the underdog in my sport because I don’t come from money and it’s very difficult to make it in NASCAR if you don’t come from money. The odds are stacked against me. I want to show people that you don’t need to have all the tools in the toolbox to be able to create the life that you want.

You have to learn how to be resourceful; you have to learn how to be creative.”

Be Persistent in the Face of Adversity

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