NASCAR & Auto Racing

Stuntman, struggling NASCAR driver/owner Stanton Barrett taking show to IndyCar

Former movie stuntman and current Nationwide driver Stanton Barrett is making the move to IndyCar, teaming up with Beck Motorsports to run a full schedule next year.

It's been a long road getting there.

The 36-year-old got his start in NASCAR in 1992 with the Busch series and has bounced around since, occasionally running his own team when sponsorships fell through. Barrett, son of a former Winston Cup driver, has competed in 22 Sprint Cup races in 16 years and 169 in the Nationwide Series, failing to win a race on either circuit.

"It's been very difficult, (running) your own team off and on, and just keeping inventive to be able to keep a race team on the track and be able to drive," Barrett said. "There's thousands of drivers out there and not a lot of opportunities, and I feel like those opportunities have happened through hard work and creativity. It's a continual struggle."