- Mar 17, 2014
Most people would break a sweat getting in the car. At a 110 plus degree ****pit temperature, 3 + hours is an eternity.Thats kinda how I feel towards this... I wouldn't call race car drivers athletes, although its well documented what they do is really challenging and takes tons of skill...
If you give these guys the tag of "athlete", then you might as well go the route you're saying and look at everyone who breaks a sweat in a given day...
As Carl Edwards said many times in his days "guys, this is a dream job... we're paid to drive race cars..." kinda says it all.
It's much more difficult and physically demanding than it appears on television. The athletes in the field run hard at the end of races.