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How are NASCAR's drivers staying sharp away from the racetrack? Hours and hours of video games

"Practice makes perfect." That's what you tell yourself when you're throwing spirals through an old tire, with dreams of the NFL, or shooting pucks against the garage door and imagining hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup.

How do you get to be perfect, though, if what you need to practice is bending a 3,300-pound stock car to your will? After all, there's no easy (or legal) way to climb into a NASCAR Cup Series car and race your friends around the neighborhood.

Well, there wasn't. With the advent of simulator racing, though, that's changing -- and fast.