TEDx talks are, admittedly, a bit of a crapshoot. Surprise! Here's one worth listening to. It's Flying Lizard driver Dion von Moltke explaining both how he got his start in racing as well as what it takes to make a living doing it.

Von Moltke's start in racing was a tad crashy, to say the least, but he never gave up. His turning point came after his dad asked him if he thought he was good enough to compete.

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Thus, Von Moltke's story is one of changing priorities: more gym time, more seat time, and less chasin' girls.

He also has a great answer to "You're a race car driver. Why do you work out? You're just sitting there turning the wheel." It's a great first-hand account of how physically and mentally demanding driving a race car can be, and how being out of shape and out of practice can make the important difference between first and fifth place.

Naturally, the offseason is a work season for many pros. Even if you don't know who your next team will be, you have to stay on your game in case an opportunity comes up.

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Flying Lizard hasn't announced their driver lineup yet, for obvious reasons. Given his description of the stresses and uncertainty of the offseason, here's hoping von Moltke finds a spot somewhere.