In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?
Before anyone engraves Johnson’s name on the Sprint Cup, a little history lesson is needed. While it has been proven that Johnson can win titles, he has also shown that he can lose them.
Kurt Busch has lost rides with top teams. He’s paid the price for losing his cool more times than anyone in NASCAR can count. Busch, though, has never lost his ability to drive.