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NASCAR America: Ricky Rudd, Kyle Petty on the physicality of road racing

Jun 19, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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On Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, Ricky Rudd and Kyle Petty described the physicality that goes into driving a road course compared to a normal oval track.

Rudd, a former winner at the site of this week’s road course race (Sonoma), says drivers really get beat up in the car due to all of the rises and dips in the track.

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  1. techmeister1 - Jun 19, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Most fans have no idea how the body gets hammered on a road course. That’s why I just laugh at the arse clowns who think Ambrose isn’t a very competent driver because he hasn’t won on an oval. As a V-8 Supercar Champion Ambrose has already proven he’s one of the best drivers around.

    • bru308 - Jun 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      Yes, because if Ambrose was racing the likes of Johnson, Gordon, Stewart etc. over there in the V-8 Supercar series, he would’ve certainly won the championship. It’s just the continent that makes the difference. Maybe he still has jet lag? Twist it however you want.

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