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Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart and 33 Degrees of Banking | by Matt Pasant
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Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart and 33 Degrees of Banking

The age old knock on NASCAR is that it is "not a sport" as all they do is go left in circles. Bristol Motor Speedway exemplifies why it is truly a sport. Imagine driving around your neighborhood caul-de-sac 500 times. Then add 42 of your neighbors. Then add 33 degrees of banking (represented above). Then accelerate to 140 miles per hour which adds 3G's of force on the driver. I think it takes an athlete to accomplish that task.

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Taken on March 19, 2011