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Race Car Drivers' Day Cars: 2012

Most of the time, people with demanding jobs want to leave them behind when quitting time arrives. Law clerks don’t want to file more briefs when they get home, actuaries don’t want to weigh financial risk from their comfy chairs, and accounts receivable clerks don’t want to send past-due invoices over dinner.

However, some people have no choice but to bring aspects of the workplace to their day-to-day lives. Take the professional race car driver. Unless he or she lives above a convenience store, chances are good that most errands will require an automobile. But who wants to deal with parking a Grand Prix race car at the Piggly Wiggly? Even the most accomplished race car driver will need a regular vehicle to negotiate parking lot shrubbery islands.

What follows is a list of drivers who compete in Nascar and Formula One events, and the cars they drive when they’re in no hurry to get anywhere at any particular time. Click ahead to see who they are and what they drive.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 23 February 2012