How many times have we heard that our beloved driver’s are not real athletes. Yes some people think that driving race cars is relatively easy, thus not needing to be an athlete to perform at this top level. With Tony revealing this week that he has been working out in hopes of having a stellar last year behind the wheel.
I may be wrong but I think it’s more important to have strong driver skills. I’m glad Tony is getting in better shape and I hope he runs competitive and wins this year ,but up until a few years ago he was running just fine. Yes there is some drivers in terrific shape, like Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, heck Mark Martin was in the best shape of them all, but they never won championships. Even Dale JR was hitting the elipitical hard to avoid the “dad bod”. Now you take Jimmie Johnson, great shape and lots of championship rings, but is it necessary to be fit to win in our sport, I’m not sure. I think all race fans would agree with me when I say, Tony can win it all this coming season, light, or heavy.