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If you think there isn't much athleticism in motorsports — how much can there be with drivers just sitting, steering, accelerating, and braking — think again. When being driven in a Formula One, IndyCar, or NASCAR event, cars can reach top speeds of 200-300 miles per hour. And the wear and tear on the vehicle is nothing compared with what the sport can do to the drivers. Their bodies will often be put to the limit as they fight turns, initiate sudden stops and starts, and constantly brace their bodies for the overall force of the speed.

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