5 Ways to Win a Debate with Anyone Who Says NASCAR Drivers Aren't Athletes

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5 Ways to Win a Debate with Anyone Who Says NASCAR Drivers Aren't Athletes
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"Why do they put NASCAR on ESPN and SportsCenter? It's not a sport. Those guys aren't athletes."

Yawn. We've heard it all before. The only argument that's older is "Who is the best driver of all time?" And the key difference is that only one of these questions can be answered in many different ways.

Frequently, athletes from other sports who dismiss NASCAR drivers' athletic abilities find themselves looking stupid. Remember when Golden Tate dissed Jimmie Johnson at the ESPYs a couple of years ago? He got absolutely reamed for it, with as much pure knowledge as hatred, and came around pretty quickly.

So, NASCAR fans, when your uninformed buddy starts breaking out the same old song and dance, here are five quick ways to put them in their place without having to recite too many statistics.

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