Why You Shouldn't Take Car Buying Advice From NASCAR Drivers

We invited NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace, Daniel Suarez, and Chase Elliott to Doug’s Mom’s basement to talk to us all about NASCAR and about car buying. They know a lot about NASCAR, but maybe they shouldn’t be your go-to for car buying advice.


They should, however, be your go-to for hanging out. We had a great time chewing the fat with the left-turners and hope to have more hilarious guests like this trio on the show on the future.

What do you think?

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Seemingly better people to talk to for car-buying advice:

  • Your kindergarten teacher.
  • The person at the register at a supermarket/grocery store.
  • A cocker spaniel.
  • Your left sock.

To be fair, I’m not entirely surprised with their responses. They drive cars professionally, but they have a completely different mindset about them. Not only is it their job, but the dimensions they consider with them are a world and away different from a normally road-legal passenger vehicle, and that mindset’s likely been the case for at least a decade. Moreover, they are provided vehicles by their team’s manufacturer of choice, and possibly have contractual obligations which are keeping their responses in check.