NASCAR Goes to the Gym
There’s a revolution occurring in the background of the NASCAR universe these days, one that will see a stronger, more physically fit, and better prepared generation of race driver in the years to come in the world of NASCAR, if it becomes the norm. NASCAR drivers who take their physical fitness seriously are being seen and heard of more and more in the NASCAR world and are no longer the minority among the drivers.
Race drivers of old who new that routine workouts can improve a drivers physical ability and driving performance while on the track weren’t an animal found in the NASCAR world very often years ago, but today a majority of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series top drivers are embracing the truth about the ability of physical fitness to make better, more alert, and stronger drivers.
The NASCAR drivers of old ignored such beliefs, in favor of hamburgers, pizza, and steak that certainly taste better than tofu, but if the opinion of the drivers who have implemented this new strategy means anything, the belief that workouts improve a driver works fine.
The results and opinions of the drivers implementing physical workouts in their driver training regiments are beginning to turn the heads of many drivers who have never lifted a weight. Carl Edward and Jeff Burton have been two drivers that head to the gym on regular basis, but lately Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and even Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been seen heading to the gym to try to give them a driving edge. Pushed toward the gym by age, injury, pain, and team managers, many of the older drivers have decided training routines can help them gain back some of the ability age might have taken off their driving ability. We will be watching to see what effects this new revolution might have on the race results of drivers using this new fitness philosophy. Many of the younger drivers might start to head to the gym with the older drivers once they realize many of the drivers twenty or more years older then they are in better shape and achieving better race results because of it.