The top five NASCAR courtroom dramas

Jeremy Mayfield is in the midst of his second court battle revolving around racing. John Harrelson/Getty Images

Over the years I have been inundated with questions from young NASCAR hopefuls and their parents along the lines of, Hey McGee, what do I need to kick-start my racing career? For the longest time, my answer was always the same -- talent, a smart mechanic and more money than you think you'll actually need.