Why The Winter Olympics Are Like Car Racing

High speeds, daring passes, and spectacular crashes — it's not NASCAR, it's the Winter Olympics. How is Apolo Ohno like Kyle Busch? Which death-defying speed contests are best viewed while drunk? Jalopnik's Olympics guide is here to help.

The Winter Olympics have a lot to offer the speed junkie. Crazy new sports like the appropriately named Skeleton (essentially a face-first, 80-mph, five-G toboggan ride) are paired with classics like downhill skiing, which means that there are now more ways than ever to watch people kill themselves on snow and ice.


Sound familiar? Auto racing is a lot like the winter games. Click on the graphic below to learn just how much crazy athletes and highly paid racing drivers have in common.

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