Dale Jr. lets us in on a little secret about peeing in NASCAR
Do NASCAR Drivers Pee in Their Suits? Dale Earnhardt Jr. Admits 'When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go'
It is instrumental that NASCAR drivers maintain proper levels of hydration in order to stay at peak performance, however, in a competition where every second counts, there is no time to stop to urinate or poop. Drivers must hold it in or go in their suit. NASCAR drivers do not wear diapers, nor do they wear a catheter during a race simply because they generally do not have the urge to urinate or excrete. The food and drink which a driver ingests in the lead up to a race are thoroughly monitored, and the routine stays pretty much the same from race to race or from year to year , to avoid any unforeseen disturbances. For multiple days, drivers will drink gallons of liquids, ensuring that their body is as hydrated as possible. Last-minute hydration on race day does very little for long term endurance, and the water will just be expelled in urine very quickly, meaning that not only will a driver probably need to pee during a race, but they also will dehydrate quicker. Now think about the fact that every NASCAR driver has a team of highly paid professionals ensuring that nothing that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Do NASCAR Drivers Pee in Their Suits? Dale Earnhardt Jr. Admits ‘When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go’
NASCAR is about lightning-quick reflexes, otherworldly driving abilities, and a sense of fearlessness knowing death could be just a crash away. On the other side of things is a set of challenges not discussed on TV. Among these obstacles, which many fans have likely considered, is the answer to a simple question. However, one of the biggest challenges of racing has nothing to do with life and death; it has to do with their ability to relieve themselves. The fact of the matter is that if somebody spends as much time in a car as NASCAR drivers do, they will have to go to the bathroom.