Are Racing Drivers Athletes? Doi!

Back in college, we had a rather adversarial relationship with our friend Teeef. Both being argumentative types, she and I would debate about many a topic ad nauseum. One day, however, her then-boyfriend made some comment about how race car drivers weren't athletes. I began to rebut him when she cut me off and simply went off about how wrong he was. Her dad ran 170 on the Salt in a 421-powered GTO back in the day, and the last we heard, still likes to crash cars for fun. In any event, it looks like CNN's Sanjay Gupta's on the same tip as our beloved Teeef, and to prove it, CNN's running a special on October 16th where Gupta goes inside NASCAR and, much like Clarissa, explains it all.

Driven to Extremes [CNN]

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