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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Others Talk Racing Jitters

No surprise with this solid fact: NASCAR drivers are humans first. Not every driver has iron insides to approach each new drop of the green flag without feelings. Some get genuine butterflies; some welcome the jitters as a necessary part of the fast task at hand. Some are unmoved by emotions even as they anticipate fast speeds on the edge. Like the population, NASCAR drivers possess a wide range of personalities. Some are easily excitable, some are stoic and steady; many react with emotions somewhere in between During the recent NASCAR Daytona International Speedway media day nearly all NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers greeted inquiring media in a daylong event located in the Daytona 500 club facility. This reporter was fortunate to get questions ...

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