We can all pretty much agree that football, baseball, soccer, basketball and hockey are "sports" and those who play those sports are athletes. But for many years some people have refused to accept that car racing is a sport and that drivers are athletes.

Back in 2013 former pro quarterback Donovan McNabb told reporters six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is “not an athlete." That triggered another round of a debate that Jeff Gordon describes as a "20 plus year debate."

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