NASCAR drivers grew up in garages and usually spent their free time as kids working on their own go karts and late model cars. They have innate knowledge about the inner workings of vehicle, which is imperative to relay information to their teams in order to make the car go faster. If they don’t know what is going on under the hood, they will not know how to describe what they feel in the car. They are basically the ultimate gear head, even more so than the creepy guy covered in grease at the local repair shop who never wipes his hand before giving you your receipt.
One of the first things my dad made me do when I got my license was learn to change a tire. He understood that, as a man, you need to be able to take care of your car in an emergency. You don’t want to be the guy who can’t figure out how to put on his spare on the side of the highway and you have to call AAA or your neighbor to come help you out. That’s one of the most humiliating and emasculating things that can happen to you. You’re just stuck with you thumb up you ass waiting for a real alpha to come rescue you.
(Editor’s Note: I’m triggered)
So, this begs the question: are NASCAR drivers soft? They come in every pit stop and require 5 other people to help them – one to jack the car up, two to change tires, one to carrier tires, and one to fill the gas. Basically, they are like an old person at a New Jersey gas station during every pit stop. I think if we want a true race, we need to make these drivers get out of their cars and change their own damn tires, and pump their own damn gas. That’s the only way that we can determine the ultimate race car driver.