The debate of NASCAR drivers as athletes has been a hot-button issue for years. Some claim the endurance under the most brutal of racing conditions undoubtedly qualifies them. Others say sports need to involve some kind of movement.
Regardless of where you stand on the debate, this awkward helmet toss from Tony Stewart is among the most non-athletic things ANYONE has ever done.
How Matt Kenseth didn’t crash his vehicle despite laughing uncontrollably is beyond me. It’s a testament to the man’s focus and determination, which ironically are traits of an elite athlete. We’ve come full circle on the subject haven’t we?