There's been a lot of arguing about whether or not race car drivers are athletes. Much of that debate annoyingly misses the whole point about racers themselves. This video, though, totally nails it.
I am a NASCAR driver and I am not just an athlete.
Retired NFL star Donovan McNabb recently found himself bombarded with criticism from racing drivers and fans alike after he claimed on Fox Sports Live that drivers aren't really athletes. OppositeLock's Phathead argues instead that drivers are actually more impressive, for their sport is vastly more dangerous.