NASCAR's young stars of today are focusing on keeping the torch lit for future generations.
FOX's Jared Max has more in this week's 'FOX in the Fast Lane":
Two days after Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500 this year, I asked him what advice he might give to a 10-year-old about making a career in racing:
(Busch) "I think one thing that's starting to slip through the cracks is the ability for a driver to understand his car and be able to work on it and knowing what it takes to set up the front toe or the rear suspension.
Kurt Busch is 38, driver Ryan Blaney only 23, part of NASCAR's next generation.
(Blaney) "Back in the day when Kurt probably got started, you know, there wasn't many people involved in the team and the engineering side wasn't as big and the driver knew more about the vehicle and what's under the hood. Now there are just so many people involved in it. You know crew chief, couple of engineers, everybody has their own certain job. And like Kyle said, we get paid to drive the race car."
Ryan Blaney speaking of Kyle Larson, who's greatly responsible for a new crop of racing fans:
(Larson) "You know I feel like I see a lot more Asians at the race track which is kind of neat, especially wearing my gear and getting autographs. I feel like I've made a small impact already being Japanese."
I'm Jared Max, FOX News.
LISTEN TO THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH KYLE LARSON, RYAN BLANEY AND CHASE ELLIOT: